Letter to Elin on her Second Birthday


Dearest Elin,

I cannot believe the day has come but it has and now, Elin, you are two! You went from a tiny 6lb 14oz newborn to a toddler in the blink of an eye.Β  Your arrival to where you are today has happened so fast, yet it’s hard to remember my life without you in it.


You continue to amaze me every day with all that you have learned and you continue to pick up so much knowledge each and every day. You have the most gorgeous smile and the sweetest sounding laugh. You love to talkΒ  and run through all your current favorites like numbers, letters, parts of the face, animals, and animal sounds. You love your sweet dogs, Fifi and Angel and you love it when they sit next to you for cuddles. You love dancing and moving around especially if it’s outdoors!


You started Gymboree class this year and it has been so much fun to watch you grow and evolve in class. You have adapted so well to the changing of the classes and you are always in such happy spirits when we are there.

Your favorite foods are still: Mac and cheese, chicken, strawberries, green beans, peas, cheese, teddy grams, goldfish crackers, applesauce pouches, and yogurt pouches. You still eat pretty healthy and only recently have been more adventurous with sweets. You love to drink milk and water.


This past year has seen many major milestones such as walking and talking in sentences. Of course the sweetest words of all were spoken when you said, “I love you, mama”.

Elin, you are mommy’s dear special girl and I love you more than you will ever know. Please always remember one thing…that mommy loves you.



  1. *tear* so bittersweet!!! Beautiful pictures!!!!

  2. Happy TWO elin!!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet angel! Your pictures are beautiful.

  4. Awww, so sweet! What an eventful year. I’m pretty sure time passes faster once you’re a mom. Happy Birthday, Elin!

    The Joni Journey

  5. Happy Birthday Elin! Yay for TWO!!!

  6. Happy 2nd birthday to sweet Elin!!!

  7. Happy birthday, Elin! Great pics! Did you take them?

  8. Happy 2nd birthday, Elin!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Happy Birthday sweet girl! Such beautiful photos!

  10. And, I’m in tears. Mac turns two today, so I wrote a similar love letter to him. I can’t believe our babies are this old! I’m so glad she had a wonderful birthday. Sounds like a lovely day! Happy birthday, little lady! Kisses!

  11. SO SWEET!! Love the idea of writing a letter. What a beautiful thing to hold on to for years to come. Happy birthday again to your Elin! She is precious! πŸ™‚

  12. This is so precious!! What a beautiful letter (& special keepsake this will make in the years to come)! Happy Birthday to Elin!!

  13. This letter is so, so sweet. And those adorable pictures of her are just the cutest!

  14. Okay this is the sweetest post ever. I am totally going to do this for my little boy… He’s due in just 6 weeks! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Awww such a sweet letter! Happy birthday sweet girl!

  16. Stunning photos! Happy Birthday, sweet girl!