How can three come so soon? You turned two just yesterday… at least it seemed like just yesterday.


You’ve grown so much this last year. No doubt in part because of all the change we’ve faced with moving to a new city and into a new home. We’ve tried a lot of new things like going out on a boat to fish and explore. All new parks and trails. New friends.

Hitching a ride

Things haven’t always been easy.

Angry Leif

But it’s safe to say it’s been more often enjoyable than not. You always make me laugh.

Second Shooter

And giggle and laugh some more. You’re not as shy as you were and will be silly in front of friends too!

Hiding with his eye's closed

But you’re not just a ham. You’re often quiet and thoughtful as well. I love these moments.

So many little things to see

In fact, I love all my moments with you and while I may secretly wish you’d stay small, I’m loving watching you grow.

Tree Fort Loving Boy

Happy Three Birthday, Beefy! I love you!

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16 Responses to Happy Birthday Little Man.

  1. Jo says:

    Awwww. Happy Birthday Weefy!

  2. Julie says:

    Oh, you got my pregnant-emotional heart crying and longing to hold my soon-to-be 3yo daughter, who is in kindergarten this morning! What a nice way to celebrate your handsome son and tell him how much you love him. He will enjoy looking at this when he’s older.

  3. Lucy Dolan says:

    Oh he’s so lovely. My wee mannie is 3 too, and 4 soon! I can’t believe it!

  4. Bob Cotter says:

    What a lovely post… great photos, inspiring writing. Wonderful.

  5. Kyrie says:

    Happy Birthday to little Leif! Three already, holy cow! He looks so big in all the photos. In my head he’s still 18-20 months-ish.

  6. Debbie says:

    Brought tears to my eyes Annie. They do grow so fast.
    Happy Birthday Leif. And Happy Birth Day to you, my friend. xoxo

  7. Happy Birthday Leify and what a beautiful tribute Annie. I hope you’re all having a marvelous day!

  8. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday, Leif! What a big boy you’ve grown into – and so fast!

    Happy Birth Day, Annie. Beautiful, beautiful tribute.

  9. Happy Day!!!

    I remember when I first started reading your blog, Leif seemed to be all baby!

  10. greenteacher says:

    What a sweet face! Happy Birthday! I’m sure your mummy will make something delicious to eat :)

  11. Sarah says:

    Oh Annie, what a beautiful boy… Happy Birthday to you Leif!

    It’s such a cliche but how time flies….

  12. tai says:

    Leify! You are getting so big! Happy Birthday sweet boy.

  13. natalie says:

    Annie, I loved your birth story for Leif that you linked. My second birth was very healing given my first birth. My heart is so glad that you had such a beautiful and meaningful birth. There ARE mothers that birth with confidence, peace and joy. Thank you for writing your story.

  14. Dawn Suzette says:

    Such a beautiful birthday tribute and a beautiful birthday boy!

  15. dancingdragonfly says:

    Bonne Fete Leif.

  16. Earth Mama says:

    It looks like you have quite a character there. I love that pic of your little guy in the goggles…and in the kitchen set. Too funny.


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