Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sunny Days, Toddler Kisses, Happy Smiles, Balloon Wishes... ♥

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.

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16 comments

  1. Such beautiful words - you have a real talent Fiona - not to mention the gorgeous photographs. Wonderful memories being created.

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    1. Thank you so much Kate, your comment really made my day. Wonderful memories indeed!

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    2. You're more than welcome! It's going to break your heart when those curls get cut!

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  2. I never really thought any of this :/ I have 3 kids and i really don't do anything to be remember other than celebrate their birthdays...But u have given me a great idea.lets see what i'll do for them to remember...Thanks

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    1. Thanks Luisa. I always try to make everyone's birthday extra special in some way as it's a day when it's all about them :)

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  3. Ahhh this is such a gorgeous post Fiona, and such beautiful photos!

    I love this idea as a tradition. I`m so tempted to try it but I remember always crying letting my balloons go, so `im scared to lol! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Hayley! Aww how sweet, I used to be so sad accidentally letting them go as a youngster too! xxx

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  4. Aww the pics of him looking up are so so beautiful! And in that last one he is the image of you :) Lovely post xx

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  5. blue eyes, so gorgeous! my cousin had that same curly hair when he was little, I used to play with his hair everytime.

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  6. I love this idea as a tradition. He is such an adorable boy, love the look in his eyes as he's watching the balloon floating up. :)

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  7. The text is so beautiful. When I was little girl, I loved baloons and kites.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! You son has hair to die for! He is gorgeous! Hope he had a great one!

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  9. What a lovely idea Fi! You are filling Tyler Lee with an abundance of special memories :)
    Nicola

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  10. You've just reminded me of when S was little and he had a Thomas balloon that he let go - it was stuck in a tree outside our kitchen window for months until it took off one really windy day!!

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  11. Awh we do a balloon wish the evening of birthdays and a latern for the big kid. She loves it!

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