and then you were two

Charlie

Planned and prepped
smooth
peaceful
arrival.

Jokes and laughter
Given to Fly
calm
birth.

Silent and feathery
tranquil sleep
soft
snuggles.

Cries for food
quiet
sighs
days.

Rolling and crawling
observing
so
serious.

Watching and waiting
learning
processing
growing.

Suddenly and surprisingly
awkward
tumbling
skill-building.

Quiet and reserved
to
brave
boisterous.

Testing and side-eyeing
nooooooo
scowls
boundaries.

Jumping and running
loud
naughty
sweet.

Silly and giggly
expressions
words
personality.

Slowly and rapidly
changing
developing
Two.

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Happy second birthday to my Charlie Bird.

Words seem small compared to your big personality and giant spot in my heart.

I love you, Birdie.

*************

When Eddie turned two, I wrote him a poem as well. So it’s a thing now.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. I love it. All of it.
    I also love that I’ve watched Charlie grow up on your blog, with your words and pictures.
    Happy 2nd Birthday, Charlie Bird!
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  2. Man, I could put my own toddler right into that poem. Thanks for writing something so special for Charlie that also made my heart flutter as a Mama of a nearly-2-year-old.
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  3. Happy Birthday little man… wow time flies. What a beautiful way to bring in his birthday
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  4. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Charlie and so many hugs to your amazing mommy for bringing you into the world.
    CAKE and LOVE and SWEETNESS is wished to all of you today.

    HAPPY TWO!
    xo
    (what a gorgeous way to celebrate Katie, love your words!)

  5. Happy Birthday to Charlie!
    Two is so much fun.
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  6. Gorgeous!

    Happy Birthday to the baby of the family. 🙂
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  7. Just precious. What a beautiful gift he will cherish on later birthdays. Happy Birthday to your sweet Bird!!

  8. Love!
    Happy Birthday dude.
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  9. Love this poem. What a loving tribute to your wonderful Two! 🙂
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