two is a big number

oh that sweet sweet arlo
happy birthday sweet arlo! i really just cant believe it, my baby is two years old!!! it amazes me that without fail, you have smiles to give to someone. and lucky lucky me, i get the lion's share. you are so happy and full of life, that i feel like my fears were completely pointless. and here we are, poised on the tail end of babyhood, thought you will always always be my baby. the highchair made its way to some people in need. we took down the crib yesterday, after being up six and a half years straight! oh man. probably one of the biggest "i.wouldda.never.guessed" of my life. and now, in its place, the big girl bed, which is so ironic since your tiny body takes up maybe one third of the whole thing. you barely clear the pillow! arlo, you look so freaking cute in that bed that i just wanted to stand there in the dark and stare at you all night. i didnt, sorry love, but i sure wanted to. i have to admit that a teensy weensy part of my heart is sad to see these baby things go. i wont be sad when we are finally done with diapers. not at all. but for some reason that crib being gone, it kinda hurts. but in a good way. because there is so much more to come. so my love, let's begin!


Blogger lera said...

What a sweet tribute. Happy birthday, Arlo!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

oh so wonderful! i just read your birthday post for her last year which just added to the sweetness! happy happy day arlo. i think two will be pretty swell for you and the rest of huffmania too!

3:44 PM  
Blogger jen said...

yes, so so sweet. happy birthday to arlo and happy day to you.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

happy day arlo - and to you too mama! xo

3:58 PM  
Anonymous sally said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Arlo! I can't believe you are already 2!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Alicia A. said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful wee Arl

5:55 PM  
Blogger Alicia A. said...

um, Arlo.

5:56 PM  
Blogger ke said...

wow. 2 years old. i've always been excited about arlo's life (even when it was still a secret!). what a beautiful and perfect addition she is to your family. we love you arlo- happy birthday sweet friend!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Sweet post, Hannah!

Your girls are looking more and more alike!

And I felt a stab of sadness too when we took Kate's crib down. . .and sometimes I do sneak into her room at night to watch her sleep. Oh where did the babyness go?! I miss it too!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Happy Birthday to Arlo! What a lovely post - one to treasure for many years!!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

happy birthday arlo! (and belated h.b. to eliot too!) but um, wasn't she just born? time is *flying* by!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Arlo - two already??? So fast.
Manda (treefall)

1:45 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

so, so sweet! with my first one one the way, it's posts like this that make me so excited for the journey ahead of me.

3:08 PM  
Blogger amisha said...

happy happy birthday arlo!
this post... so sweet and amazing and wonderful.

7:34 PM  
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10:53 AM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

hannah - you write the best birthday posts. hope it was a happy one for your sweet babe.

1:18 PM  
Blogger vwiese said...

mmmm, Happy Birthday to my favorite Huffman!!! Love you Arlo!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

hannah, i usually just lurk around in silence, seeing what's going on with my old friend. but i just had to post on this one. she looks JUST LIKE YOU. amazing.

eli will be 2 next month and we've already started the baby items purge as well. i cry every time we give something away. so sad, but so exciting to see what the future holds...

7:42 AM  
Blogger Sarah Yost said...

oh, sweet.

(I have that blanket).

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow seems like she was just born!!

8:49 PM  

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