DITL: Becky’s Second Birthday Edition

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DITL: Day in the Life. Carry around a camera all day and record the mundane, because someday it will be significant. A history of our DITL’s can be found here.

My very favorite part of this day didn’t get a picture. Usually on the weekends, the kids trickle into our bed one by one, until we have 5 (6 with my belly) people snuggled into a queen sized bed (with a fair amount of elbowing, tickling and shushing). On this day, as soon as we were all settled in, Ella started singing “Happy birthday” to Becky, and we all joined in, while she laid in the middle of us all, grinning.

We all eventually got out of bed, and Becky immediately swiped a pear off the kitchen counter and went to hide in the living room to eat it. It is rainy and gross out.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Tom makes oatmeal for the kids, and they tell me all about the crazy dreams they had.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Morning school, with kids in various stages of undress.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Oh, and look, now it’s snowing. :/
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky swipes tomatoes off the counter. She is a scavenger.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

It’s Sunday, so we are swimming!
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Home for lunch, and then Becky has a breakdown as we put off naptime for Grandpa to come over.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

I pacify her by asking her to sing to the baby.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Yay, Papa’s here, and he brought presents!
Becky's 2nd Birthday

And when no one is looking, Becky decides to see what these matches are all about…
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Papa leaves, so I try to get Becky down for a nap. She is having none of it, and takes the opportunity to show me that she can climb out of her crib. Great. Becky's 2nd Birthday

We head outside instead, where Tom and the big girls are working on finishing the garden fence and chick brooder.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky blows bubbles,
Becky's 2nd Birthday

and holds her first worm. She is NOT impressed.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky's 2nd Birthday

Becky is exhausted (but still refusing to nap) so I set her up with an episode of Diego on the couch.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

We order pizza for dinner, because we know she will enjoy it (and we need to get her in bed early). We go around and list the things we love about her as we eat.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Then there are donuts,
Becky's 2nd Birthday

and presents.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

A quick sister bath,
Becky's 2nd Birthday

snuggles on the couch,
Becky's 2nd Birthday

and then finally sleep.
Becky's 2nd Birthday

Happy birthday Beckster!

4 Responses to DITL: Becky’s Second Birthday Edition

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  2. jessamyn harris says:

    awwww. you guys are lovely. and loving. and loved.

  3. This post would make an awesome book! You have such a beautiful family, it’s been an honor to watch it grow, one by one, and to celebrate the milestones with you. Happy Birthday, Becky!

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