Fae is 2!

At just after 3am this morning Fae turned 2! I’m having a hard time fully grasping that it has been two whole years since I gave birth to her. What have we done in that time? We have done so much in that time. And yet, it doesn’t feel enough.

Where would I be without her? I don’t know. I would have less joy, less sunshine, less purpose.

Fae is literally the happiest baby I have ever known. I am every day grateful she exists. And even as we move toward more independent thinking (read: tantrums) and difficult moments, I keep thinking how grateful I am that I had her second. Because if I had had her first, I wouldn’t know what the big deal was. She is a gift and I am fully aware of it.

(Lol… sorry Fae.)

Fae is always up for anything. She is my ride or die. She will go anywhere if she is clamped to me in the Lillebaby. She has only just recently been asking to get down when we go on walks so that she can hold her brother’s hand.

Fae is tough. She will tell you what she wants and doesn’t want. She will steal Gabriel’s food and RUN away with it. She can wrestle with the best of us and often comes out on top.

But, she does not like going outside with barefeet. She does not like having her hands dirty for prolonged amounts of time and will ask us to clean them. (Even though she refuses to use spoons even though she knows how and likes to SCOOP out her yogurt.) She doesn’t like  bugs or spiders and will go “ew! yuck!” and make grossed-out-faces when she sees one or THINKS she sees one. If she does get something on the bottom of her foot she cries and limps as though she has been stabbed.

Her favorite person on the planet is her brother, who she calls “mano.” I am probably second.

She climbs everything. She is the most physically capable 1 year old, 1.5 year old, and 2 year old I have ever SEEN. She has no fear, though she does ask for help when she needs it. And her abilities to scramper up ladders at the park, kitchen tables, rock walls, etc. amazes me.

Fae’s favorite words are…

  • Hermano (mano)
  • Mama
  • Daddy
  • No, mine
  • Nnnnnno!
  • mas
  • Arana
  • Cookie
  • Baba

She is very literally the light of my life. I can’t wait to see who she becomes in the next year!

Happy Birthday my crazy lady. I am so honored to be your mama.

5 thoughts on “Fae is 2!”

  1. I love that picture with the bottle and the sunglasses so much, you need to frame it forever!!

    I can’t believe our babies are turning 2! Fae came exactly two months before Oli and there must have been something in the air because they are both so full of laughter and light. Fae and Gabe make me less nervous about having this sibling in the upcoming weeks.

    And Fae!! Keep manspreading, keep climbing, keep bringing that light!!!

  2. Jeff and I have adopted her catch phrases. When WE mess up, now, we say, “Oh no, Fae!” and “Se cayo Fae!” and then just keep going, in true Fae fashion.

    YOUR KID IS PRETTY GREAT!

  3. Garrrr the cuteness of her, and your love for her. It’s so lovely!!

    Also, is this not normal behavior? “If she does get something on the bottom of her foot she cries and limps as though she has been stabbed.”
    This is what I do, too. You know it, Fae!

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