Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Birthday Dolly Button

I am not going to bang on about how fast time goes and how I cannot believe that my baby Dolly is two (TWO!) already - it is universally accepted that time takes on a whole new pace when you have kids, we all know that too well... I find myself constantly in a perplexed state, trying to catch up.

I hadn't yet woken up this morning, when Dolly snuggled into me (she had come into our bed in the early hours) and sang the following stream of conscientious:

'Happy Birthday to me.  Happy Birthday to you.  Sunny out there.  Spider.  Betty kiss me.  Betty's bed.  Rabbit.  Kiss me Mummy.  Get milk Mummy.  Lid on Mummy.  Daddy's downstairs. I want to touch 'puter button.  My picture'.

Her early morning chorus basically sums Dolly up: She is excited about her birthday, but, as always, wants everyone else to share in the joy and be happy; she loves the sun and pottering around in the garden - when outside she insists on wearing her pink wellies and skipping everywhere; she is ambivalent about spiders; she absolutely worships her big sister (but also sometimes pushes her, yells at her and pulls her hair); her rabbit is her comforter and she strokes it across her face while sucking her thumb (Tom thinks she now has buck teeth - she doesn't); she is a cuddly and kissy little girl; she is sensible and observant; she is obsessed with sabotaging my computer but always asks first if she can touch the buttons (I let her when it is turned off); and lastly on her song list, she has recently unleashed her creativity and feels very pleased with herself about a picture she 'put together' yesterday.

Dolly Button, we are all completely besotted with you (sometimes to your irritation) and are slightly in awe of you: your humour (and humouring), your feistiness, your willpower and your bravery - we feel you are a little bit too cool for us, but feel utterly blessed to have you.

Happy Birthday my darling, beautiful, funny, sweet girl - I hope you enjoy seeing the giraffes and 'phants today, and your Betty Birthday cake...

9 comments:

I'm So Fancy said...

Happy Birthday Dolly! Got get yourself some eggs for that cake! :-) x

Dianne x said...

Happy Birthday Dolly, have a fantastic day Xx

Dianne x

Mummy...Mummy.....MUM!! said...

Happy Birthday Dolly. Love the boots with the fairy skirt!
xx

sewhot said...

The beautiful unrestricted spirits of 2 year olds...in a word...ADORABLE!

Louise said...

A perfect post. Happy Birthday Dolly. Have a great day

Nora said...

Happy Birthday Dolly Button. I hope you really enjoy being two years old.

sadie said...

Happy Birthday Dolly Button! Loving that outfit too!

Happy Easter to all in the Button household xx

Elsie Button said...

thank you for Dolly's birthday wishes - she had a lovely day! x

Iota said...

Happy Birthday Dolly!

What soap character do you resemble, now you're two?