Tuesday, December 13, 2011

good night two...

hard to believe that this time three years ago i was heading into labor and some of the best moments of my life. you have been such a blessing to us sweet girl and we cherish every day with you.

tonight before bed we said this rhyme together.

“when i have said my evening prayer,
and my clothes are folded on my chair,
mama and papa switch off the light,
i'll still be two years old tonight.

but from the very break of day,
before the children rise and play,
before the darkness turns to gold,
tomorrow i'll be three years old…
three kisses when i wake,
three candles on my cake.

a goodnight kiss for the two year old
to send her to sleep and to dreaming.
and blessings to the three year old
who'll climb out of bed in the morning.”

from the birthday book.

sweet dreams elodie. tomorrow you'll be three!


  1. thank you so much for sharing your journey as a mother... you made a fellow mama cry:)


  2. that photograph is a dream, and the poem is so lovely. i just added the book to my amazon wishlist, thanks for sharing. xx

  3. I second everything prettybaby said above. Thanks for the beautiful post :)

  4. i love that poem! thanks for sharing! happy birthday to your little 3 yr old!!

  5. I teared up reading this. I am a mama to a 2 and a half year old and a 5 week old. They grow so fast. Thanks for sharing. So sweet.

  6. Ah - beautiful. :D Happy Birthday Elodie.

  7. Oh, happy birthday, Elodie! That little poem made me tear up as well. How did you recite it without sobbing?? <3

  8. what a beautiful picture! 3 is such a special age, happy birthday little one!

  9. I've been following your blog, its lovely. My daughter Ciel is just 3 on december 9th and i read your posts and it is just beautiful to see my thoughts and feelings put in to words by you. mother love is universal. How lucky are we with our sweet little girls. I can't even have another because she is IT for me. happy birthday beautiful girls.

  10. This is oh sooo sweet. Happy birthday to your little angel!