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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Noelle Turns 2!!

I can't believe my baby is 2!

One of my favourite sayings is:
The days are long but the years are short.

It's 100% truth!



I never thought I would have a daughter, I was positive we would have 2 boys and if we tried for 3, it would be a third boy.

I was shocked when they said I was expecting a girl and I'm even more shocked I'm now expecting another girl!

Raising Noelle has been completely different from Elliott.
*I've never appreciated Elliott more until Nolee came along... JKJKJK

Elliott is an easy-going, quiet, agreeable guy.
Noelle is the opposite of above! hehe



No, seriously though I feel like Elliott gets the credit because he was the only one and had free range of all the toys/food/people/rooms etc. of course his life and attitude was easy peasy!

Being second-born isn't as simple because you've got that older sibling egging you on, you can't just have whatever you want, sharing is now a thing and competing for attention is most definitely a thing!

Noelle makes her wishes known!
She has a screech that can make you cringe but she is wise above her years, she LOVES doing whatever I am doing - cooking, laundry, taking photos (lol), pretty clothes, purses, lipstick.

She watches everything and knows just what to do with every makeup product I own!



She is fiery, loud, demanding but shes the most openly loving and affectionate.

Whenever she returns from somewhere she runs in the house..
"MAMA, MAMA, MAMA!!!!!"
and straight into my legs to hug.

She loves saying "mama, dada, elliott. mama, dada, elliott."
She wants to do everything her brother does and she thinks shes big enough to do it.



She LOVES babies, she will get excited when we see babies in strollers or out in public any child smaller than her is - BABY! (NE NE!)



I didn't feel like she needed a big birthday this year, honestly, I'm feeling a little birthday burn out already LOL

Don't ask me how I'm going to sustain a June, July, September birthday schedule every year for these kids. They're all so close, I never get to recover from one party before its the next!

But I know home parties will only last so long and soon they will want a movie theatre or trampoline parks or lord knows what! So I'll embrace getting to go all out at home for now.

We've already decided next year will be Elliott's first school friends party, sorry family and family friends.. we will be scaling down to his school friend/close friend group and I guess we will see what he comes up with for party ideas next year.



Back to Noelle, she didn't need much, I knew a cake would THRILL her.
She is a total sweets lover!

Just for fun I took out all the tropical theme decor from her first birthday and decorated with that.
I'm so happy I kept everything because its a super versatile theme!

You can use it for summer parties, birthdays of all kinds!



I picked up a little Birthday girl sash at the party store in Sackville and she loved her new dress from Joe Fresh.







We had some family over, a BBQ supper and of course a Dolly cake!!





BIG thanks to my girlfriend Kate who has made all the kids Birthday cakes since we moved back to Nova Scotia.

They're absolutely delicious and SO cool to look at, every single year!



Just look at Noelle's face in the photos at the start of this blog you can see how excited she was to have her own Dolly cake.

Then it was present time!
It was sort of nice to have a small gathering, we got to really watch Noelle's reaction to every gift and boy does she react. lol





She got purses, dolly accessories, a baby stroller, new clothes, tea sets, the whole shebang of favorite things.











I cannot believe next year will be 3!
The time is going too fast and I want to hang onto her tiny but powerful little "MAMA" voice forever.

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