|Doesn't the balloon look like a question mark? What is in store for my boy this year I wonder...|
For Tyler Lee's birthday we got him a giant blue '2' balloon which he loved. I decided, once again to do a balloon wish in the garden a month after his birthday, just like I did last year after he turned one, but not actually releasing the balloon this time around. To be honest I may have left it too late to do the mini photo shoot as the balloon had deflated so much and wouldn't rise into the air... However, when Tyler Lee grabbed it and accidentally let it go it rose into the air, it must have been waiting for him to make his wish... This is a tradition I'd like to keep doing year after year with Tyler Lee. I believe it's so important for children to have wishes in life, especially on their birthday and even if their wishes never come true at least they had fun making them. As always, my wish for my boy in this year of his life is for happiness. He has reached the wonderful age of two, an age full of great wonder and learning experiences. An age to be carefree and just enjoy all the joys that life brings. Two is such a great age and having a two year old is such a great thing to experience. Yes there can be some of those typical 'terrible two' moments but for the most part it's wonderful.
Up, up and away...
My boy is two.
I'll hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, tell him another story, I've only told him four... I'll let him sleep on my shoulder and rejoice in his happy smile, he's only going to be two for such a little while.
When the balloon started to rise up he stared after it in disbelief, it must have looked amazing to him floating up, up, up to the big blue space above. I love how he looks at the world with his big blue eyes. Everything seems to give him a sense of awe and he's experiencing new things everyday.
I hope he keeps this sense of awe he has all his life. It's awful to see people as they become older becoming hardened by the world, I never want my son to be one of those people. I want him to continue learning everyday of his life, continue enjoying nature, continue having adventures and most importantly of all, continue being happy.
I can never get enough of this boy and his sweet little face. Every moment with him is magic and I love our little photo shoots and traditions together, he is my perfect muse, model and partner in crime.
I hope these toddler years don't fly by just like the baby days did. We have so many more adventures to experience in these coming months. So many more sunny days spent outdoors ahead. So many toddler kisses and cuddles throughout the day to enjoy. So many happy smiles to cherish and make my heart melt... but no more balloon wishes until my boy is three, an age which I hope doesn't roll around too quickly.
I love you Tyler Lee and look forward to all my days with you whilst you are two.