Two

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I am posting this early so I can spend the rest of the day with my birthday boy.

December 29, 2011

Dear Monkey,

You are two today.

(insert tiny sob from Mama here)

You’ve hit so many milestones these past 12 months – walking, running, talking, growing taller and taller. But what you are to me, aren’t numbers or statistics.

You are my light.

You are my beauty.

You are my fire.

You are my love.

You are my joy.

You are my hope.

You are my courage.

You are my spirit.

You are my reason.

You are my heart.

Happy Birthday, my sweet.

I love you with every fiber of my being.

Much love, hugs and kisses,

Mama

XOXO

A little video I made…..

Β Happy 2nd Birthday!!

Alison

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  • December 29, 2011 jacqui

    Aww! Happy Birthday Monkey! I loved the post and the video…hope you have a perfect day celebrating together!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jacqui, we did indeed!!

  • December 29, 2011 Ali

    I hope you guys have a wonderful day celebrating!!!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      We had fun together, yes!

  • December 29, 2011 Carri

    Happy birthday, little man!

  • December 29, 2011 Erica M

    Happy birthday, Monkey! I watched the entire video. Ask anybody we know: I never ever watch Internet videos, and this one made me cry.

    Who is your musical director, by the way? She is awesome.

    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Erica. And for the song, truly. Monkey really loves the video too. xo

  • December 29, 2011 Sweaty

    Happy birthday, Monkey boy!!! What a blessing you have been to your mother. She loves you very, very much. Looking forward to seeing you grow up and becoming the wonderful person that I’m sure you’d be!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Monkey says thank you very much for your beautiful message, Aunty Sweaty!

  • December 29, 2011 Jen Has A Pen

    Happy birthday, little one! He’s one of the most handsome kids on the internet. πŸ™‚ I swear it. I hope you guys had a great day of celebrating!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Jen!! We did have a great day. πŸ™‚

  • December 29, 2011 Kristin

    Happy Birthday to Monkey! And enjoy your day together, Alison.
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kristin! And we did πŸ™‚

  • December 29, 2011 Robin

    Oh, this is to cry for. What a beautiful post. Happy birthday to Monkey!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Robin!! Monkey says hi!

  • December 29, 2011 Christine

    Happy birthday! Great post.
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  • December 29, 2011 KalleYC

    Aww happy birthday! They grow so fast and quickly. It’s amazing how many things kids learn by the time they turn 2.
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  • December 29, 2011 Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Ohh he is so beautiful..Happy B-day, and best wishes!!!
    by the way today is my boys b- day too, he just turning 5.
    Lovely video! I am glad to find your blog through Ann’s!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Happy Birthday to your 5 year old, Sandra! Thank you so much for reading, watching the video and stopping by.

  • December 29, 2011 Ann

    Happy Birthday, Monkey! Alison, that was lovely and your little baby is a BOY now! What a great video!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Monkey says thank you, Aunty Ann!

  • December 29, 2011 Tania Elfersy

    Happy Birthday to sweet Monkey and congratulations to you! And what a GREAT job on the video πŸ™‚ Takes me back to the time when we celebrated my son’s 2nd birthday and I was heavily pregnant with no. 2 . . . ENJOY!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Tania!! Ah, I’m in the same boat as you were then – except I’m halfway through the 2nd pregnancy, not quite heavily pregnant – yet πŸ™‚

  • December 29, 2011 Jessica

    That definitely brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday to your sweet sweet boy!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks so much Jessica!

  • December 29, 2011 Maureen

    Happy Birthday to your handsome boy. May you guys had a super fun day today πŸ˜€

    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Maureen, we did!

  • December 29, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    What wonderful attributes for a two year old to have! I hope he has a wonderful birthday!
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    • December 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you so much! I think he had a pretty good day πŸ™‚

  • December 29, 2011 Kiddothings

    Aw, Alison, what a sweet post and video. I’m tearing up. Hope you had a great celebration with him today. Happy Happy Birthday Little Monkey! πŸ™‚
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Germaine! We played all day and he got a free pass on a few things so I think he had a good day πŸ™‚

  • December 29, 2011 Kimberly

    Sobbing like a baby…
    Two was a hard birthday. They grow way too fast.
    But I do have to say that two and three have been my favourite years with Chunky…they are soooooo much fun at this age.
    Happy Birthday!!
    Xoxo
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kimberly, he had a good day! I just can’t believe he’s 2 already. *sniff*

  • December 29, 2011 Lady Jennie

    What sweet cheeks. Happy birthday. πŸ™‚
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jennie. xo

  • December 30, 2011 Brooke

    This is adorable! Happy Birthday to your little man ;D
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you so much!

  • December 30, 2011 Suniverse

    Oh! So sweet! I hope you are enjoying the best 2nd birthday ever!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      I daresay he had a pretty nice day πŸ™‚

  • December 30, 2011 Nichole

    Happy birthday to your sweet, sweet boy!
    How is he two already?
    xoxo
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Time flies by so quickly *sniff*

  • December 30, 2011 Jaime

    I teared up a little bit. I love how much you love him.
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Jaime.

  • December 30, 2011 Dina

    Happy birthday to your beautiful boy! I wish him all the best and hope that all his birthday wishes come true. Enjoy your day together mama!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Monkey thanks you, Dina!

  • December 30, 2011 Momma Teacher Lady

    Awww! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, he had a good day!

  • December 30, 2011 Roxanne

    So sweet! Happy birthday to Monkey.

    I hope you both enjoy the day together.
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Roxanne, we did!

  • December 30, 2011 Rachel

    Perfection. Both your handsome boy and your beautiful prose. Enjoy the day.

    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Rachel, we did!

  • December 30, 2011 Galit Breen

    Oh my heart, a lovely happy birthday to your sweet ‘lil guy! xo
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Galit!

  • December 30, 2011 Mirjam

    Aaaw, Such a cute happy boy. Happy birthday!!!!!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Mirjam!

  • December 30, 2011 ML

    Happy birthday sweet boy!!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Mary Lauren!

  • December 30, 2011 April

    Two is so much fun. He is adorable
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      It is a fun age!

  • December 30, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. I loved the video…especially the part where he was laughing in the tunnel. SO cute!!
    Hope you all had a wonderful day of celebrating!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Yay, you watched the video! πŸ™‚ Thank you, we did have a good day!

  • December 30, 2011 Leighann

    Happy Birthday Monkey!
    Enjoy your day

    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Leighann, we had a good day!

  • December 30, 2011 Mrs. Weber

    Happy b-day, monkey! Such beautiful words…and I melt every time I hear anything Jack Johnson. Great job on the video πŸ™‚
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Lauren! Monkey loves the video and song too πŸ™‚

  • December 30, 2011 Cassie

    So sweet! <3 I think I am going to copy your simple and loving idea and do this for my daughter πŸ™‚

    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      Do, it’s such a good way to preserve the memories.

  • December 30, 2011 Carla

    Happy bday to your little one, my boy turned two this week too! Hooray for capricorns!
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      And Happy Birthday to your boy!

  • December 30, 2011 Amanda

    So sweet! Happy birthday to your little man!
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  • December 30, 2011 Andrea

    Happy Birthday to your little monkey! I hope he had a day filled with love and magic, and lots of cake πŸ˜‰
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    • December 30, 2011 Alison

      It was all that except not cake! (he doesn’t like cake – I know!)

  • December 30, 2011 Natalie

    Awww happy birthday Monkey! Your momma can’t believe you’re two!

  • December 31, 2011 Jessica

    This is so sweet! Happy Birthday, Monkey! Nya will be 2 next month. It all goes by so, so quickly!
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    • December 31, 2011 Alison

      It does go by too quickly!

  • December 31, 2011 Barbara

    Just beautiful! Happy Belated Birthday to your monkey!

  • December 31, 2011 Tina

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!
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    • December 31, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Tina!

  • December 31, 2011 Kimberly

    Beautiful tribute to your sweet boy. But seriously, when did he get so big?? πŸ˜‰
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    • December 31, 2011 Alison

      I don’t know! *sob*

  • January 2, 2012 Jessica

    Happy (belated) birthday to Monkey! I hope you had an awesome day.
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