Wednesday, October 29, 2014

two candles on the cake

in two years you have gone from this

to this

to this

i have so much to say about this transition. we are headed to maui and i am sleepy. i promise i will record it for you soon my love.

before bed tonight we will say 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 one year's 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 two years old…
two kisses when i wake,
two candles on my cake.

a goodnight kiss for the one year old
to send her to sleep and to dreaming.
and blessings to the two year old
who'll be carried from bed in the morning.”

sweet dreams francesca. tomorrow you'll be two!


  1. That poem is beautiful! It made me a little weepy.