Dude. My kid turned 3 this month. Three whole trips around the sun with him & here we are… Since May seems to be the busiest month of the year, we held off a couple weeks on throwing a bash & enjoyed a low-key birthday at home with pancakes, balloons & a donut hole cause’ at the last minute, I felt guilty about not making a treat 😉
Believe it or not, I haven’t been a crying, blubbering mess. I haven’t made such a fuss about it that the whole world had to stop spinning for a day…
I’m not sure why but this year felt a little different. I don’t feel super sad & overly emotional like I usually do. I almost feel guilty that I’m not sad… Maybe all I have left is hope that we’ll all survive this phase of toddlerhood cause’ it’s been throwing us quite the challenge these days…
I won’t focus on all the messy stuff though. This year has been so incredible to watch him grow & develop into the person he chooses to be. The way he engages me in his world of imagination is nothing short of magical. He’s too smart for his own good (or mine). He is such a doting big brother to our bonus baby (nope she’s not ours) & my heart is so full when I get to watch them adventure together. While we’ve had some struggles this past year, he makes our lives brighter than I could’ve ever imagined & I couldn’t be more proud of the little boy that made me a mama.
In light of 3 [adventurous, crazy, humorous, fun] Trips around the Sun with my Sweet P, I thought I’d share some comical quotes straight from the mouth of my favorite two year old. Oh, & hang in there til’ the end cause’ some super rad shops are helping us celebrate by giving back to your favorite tot with a stellar giveaway!
10 Things my toddler said in his 2nd year of life :
1. “Hold my wood Mumma.”- While playing with wood outdoors.
2. “Your boobies fallen off Mumma!”- While I’m changing my clothes.
3. “Did Daddy cook you, put you in the oven?”
4. “Don’t sing Mumma.”
5. We asked him, “What are you thankful for today?” His response, “Cowboys.”
6. “Leave the crusty ones for me!” – While wiping his nose…
7. “We live in a bagel!” – When trying to pronounce the town we live in.
8. “No, I toot.” – When I asked, “are you sure you didn’t poop?”
9. “I don’t drink coffee, I drink tea.” – Oh, you fancy huh?
10. “come over, I need money!” – Thanks for teaching him the real value of piggy bank funds Uncle Rich!
Are you laughing? I’m crying over here. I really hope this isn’t one of those “had to be there” things where I think it’s funny but you don’t cause’ you weren’t there… If you could just picture your own kid at 2 years old blurting out the most random, dirty-minded, hilarious, blunt, phrases, than you might be laughing now….
Every year, just before a Birthday, Christmas or any other occasion when I think people might over-gift, we go through my son’s clothes & toys & give them away… Since you could be reading this from anywhere across the U.S., you likely can’t drop by the Orchard House to inherit our previously loved goods. But, as promised, we have a giveaway for you. In honor of my son’s 3rd Birthday we have partnered with some of our favorite #MomBoss shops who have so generously given us a whole slew of toddler goodies for one lucky little tot & we couldn’t be more happy to share these gifts with you!
I’m a firm believer in supporting; Makers, Mompreneurs, Crunchy-inspired & Small shops. I am so thankful for the generosity of these amazing mums & have so much admiration for what they do:
Lazy Lizards Yoga for Kids, LuLaRoe Lindsay Logan, Little & Mighty, Mamma Made Children’s Boutique, Althready Sew Sweet, The Wild Bees & Nicole’s Book Nook – Thank you for being inspirational mums, helping us celebrate & for giving back!
∇ Just click on the link below to enter & don’t forget to share this with all your mama friends, dedicated dads, doting grandparents, aunties, uncles, the more the merrier! ∇