You reach your hand to mine.
Wrapping it around two of my fingers, you squeeze.
I treasure your smallness as I take in this day.
Chestnut hair waves in the sun,
baby cheeks round with your smile
and chubby toes grip strands of grass.
Too busy to lay on a blanket,
too eager to stay in my arms
and now, too grown to let the action pass you by.
I manage to stop you for a moment and help you work two fingers to stand.
Eager to display your new age, your brow twists in concentration.
As you try to raise them one at a time, stubborn baby fingers defy your determination and the rest join.
You beam that you are “two!”
Cheering at the ten little fingers dancing before my eyes, your giggles bubble around us.
I know just how old you are.
You were born today, sweet boy.
And until you can hold up two of your own,
you can wrap them all around mine.
Happy Second Birthday Sawyer,
I love you from your head to your fingers to your toes,
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Oh, he’s just a doll….a little doll.
And two? I loved two, really did. There wasn’t much terrible about two with my kids.
Three? Um yeah. Three was cute, but I loved two more!
Kelli @ No. 7 says
You know, my guy is turning 7 in just over one month and I’m already starting the histrionics. How is time so quickly wiped away? I’m sad and excited for his growth at the same time…why is motherhood so filled with schizophrenic tendencies?
Loved this post. My middle child turned 10 today.
Oh what a beautiful post, and what a lucky little boy. Some day, he’s going to read your writing and know just how cherished he really is. 🙂
I hope he does. Thank you so much.
Sara @ Periwinkle Papillon says
Beautiful post. Happy Birthday Sawyer!
What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your precious little boy.
oh this is beautiful! and I am all teary! My Eddie turns 2 on the 23rd.
I thought they were close in age. Can you believe how big they are getting?
Beautiful writing, as always Jessica. Happy birthday Sawyer, I hope you have a wonderful day.
Two was hard for me – they slip right on out of that infant suit they had on, don’t they?
So cute, and this is beautiful, love.
Two is tough, I think especially since he is my youngest. He\’s like a little man now and has also perfected his tantrum.
Tears momma. Tears. Beautiful. Happy Birthday wee one.
What a big day. There’s still just the smallest, tiniest amount of the in between on a two year old…
What a sweet post. He is a cutie.
Happy Birthday Sawyer!
From a tiny baby to a handsome young boy – Happy Birthday, Sawyer!
Mad Woman behind the Blog says
Mush away, Momma….he’s too delicious not to moon over.
Gorgeous writing BTW, do I hear Hallmark knocking?
Thank you for the good cry! And Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!
So sweet! Happy birthday!
What an amazingly beautiful post. This brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday, Sawyer!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FACE!!!!!
Pure sweetness and love.
Happy birthday to your little Saywer!
Oh, I so love that first picture!
Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!
Awww. What a sweet post. Happy Birthday Sawyer! He is so adorable!
Such beautiful words!
Happy Birthday to you Sawyer!
Oh why do they have to grow up?! It really is not fair.
That is so very, very sweet!! Happy birthday to your little man!
Awww! What a sweet tribute to your little one! They are to be treasured!
Love it as usual Jess! Happy Birthday Sawyer!!! Love you!!
What a sweet post to celebrate such a cute baby’s birthday. Happy birthday Sawyer!
Happy Happy Birthday Sawyer! 🙂
What a beautiful piece for your sweet baby boy!
He is just precious.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Sawyer!
Varda (SquashedMom) says
Happy Birthday to your baby! They are (sob) getting older by the minute (sob) aren’t they? OK, feeling a bit mushy myself this morning. Have a lovely day of birthday fun, and remember this (fleeting) time, always.
So, so sweet! Happy Birthday to your little man! I love his name!
Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! Your writing is beautiful- he’s so lucky to have a mom like you!
Thank you so much!!
Incredibly sweet and so well written. Happy Birthday Sawyer!
happy Birthday Sawyer! (Such a beautiful post)
I hope he has a wonderful day (and you, too!)
How sweet is this!!! Happy Birthday Sawyer!
Awww, happy birthday!! It’s amazing to see him from a wee little one to a two year old.
Oh, I love it! So very sweet. Happy Birthday Sawyer!
By Word of Mouth Musings says
He looks like a smushy cuddly boy – just when he is a little sleepy tho, where he lets you smush him and cuddle him … since the rest of the time he is out proving he is one of the BIG kids.
Gorgeous, enjoy your day with your little man.
Much love to you Jessica, I always love dropping in here first thing in the morning 🙂
Thanks Nicole, love seeing your comments first thing.
Making It Work Mom says
Oh Beautiful. My baby turns 5 today. And Yes I am sobbing.
Happy Birthday to your baby too!
Galit Breen says
I have chills! Happy birthday to your sweet boy and WOW is he ever going to love this tribute to him when he’s older!
I hope he does instead of just teasing me for being a mushy mom. 🙂
Oh sob. Your writing. Your sweet little boy. Happy Birthday!!! xoxo