we’re counting years now, not months.


this year, we celebrated eleanor’s second birthday by waking her up to birthday cake and presents in the nursery before papa left for work. i still struggle frosting stuff, as you can see by that fancy leaning-tower-of-pisa cake right there.  but i’ll have you know, it was delicious. as most trader joe’s cake mixes are. ;)


^^^one of e’s favorite things: balloons!^^^


^^^a birthday crown!  stayed on for a total of 3 seconds?^^^


^^^sweet baby girl, you look so big!^^^

blogbdayeleanor4blogbdayeleanor ^^^eleanor has loved stealing (i mean) riding everyone else’s scooters at the park and gym the last few months. so we decided her very own scooter would make for the perfect birthday gift. and judging by how many times she cruises by me in the apartment each day on that thing, i think it’s safe to say she likes it.^^^

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^^^and naturally, since she is a tea party kinda gal, eleanor also got her first real tea set for her second gift. another success! although samson very badly wants to be invited to tea time, and eleanor will not have it. we’re working on it.^^^


^^^and so, my baby girl is two now.  we are two weeks in and my heart still kind of sinks and skips at the same time when i say that. what a ray of sunshine she is in my life.  what a wonderful two years it has been. happy birthday once more, baby girl. i’ll love you forever, i’ll like you for always, as long as i’m living, my baby you’ll be. ^^^


a post on eleanor’s 2nd birthday. eleanor’s first birthday, here. and the post introducing eleanor to the world, two years ago.

  1. Dalia

    Oh gosh E is just the cutest little girl! & Samson the cutest baby ever! Love their sweet smile :)

  2. Happy Birthday, sweet girl! It’s been such a treat getting to watch her grow up on this blog. She seems like the sweetest, most darling girl!

  3. Jenny B.

    My daughter was born on February 3, 2011. It’s great to see how similar her and E are! The tea set is definitely a must at our house and I know she would LOVE that scooter. Where did you get it?

  4. April

    Yay! A birthday! The photos are absolutely precious, including the last one. :]

  5. so so so adorable! I almost cried at the very end of this post because my dad sang me that song every night as a kid, every single night – he would read me that special book and made his own jingle. It brings me to tears when he still does it to this day. I look forward to the day when I can read that book to my own children.

  6. Anna

    Yes it does go too quickly, as you said, a blessing and sadness at the same time. She is a beautiful little petal. Happy birthday miss e. x

  7. Jaclyn

    AWW what a great way to start E’s birthday!! Cake, candles, scooter and a tea set!!
    Happy birthday! with many more fabulous ones to come!!

  8. Laura

    Happy Birthday, Eleanor! Naomi, great job on the baby cake. Looks adorable!

  9. Anabolio

    Oh gosh E is just the cutest little girl! & Samson the cutest baby ever! Love their sweet smile :)

  10. IITULI

    Happy birthday E! I’m sure she won’t be stealing anyone else’s scooter anymore since that yellow one is awesome!

  11. Sally

    So adorable! Love that you gave her a tea set! It’s never too early to start loving tea time.

  12. Meghan

    she is too too cute!

  13. Diana

    love watching E grow! its so sweet to see more of her personality come out as she gets older. My daughter loved balloons too when she turned 2, so i had a balloon theme party for her. happiest birthday to her…and many more to come!

  14. happy birthday Leonor!!!

  15. Happy belated E! You’re the cutest.

  16. Callie

    what a precious girl you have. mine will be one year old in april and i’m already emotional about it! thanks for sharing all that you do – you’re an inspiration to young moms like myself. ;)


  17. Love that little booger. How exclusive to be invited to an E tea party! Your cake is way cute and blog worthy : )

  18. Lucy

    Such a vibrant blog of your family life – absolutely wonderful and your blod is a real inspiration. Well done & congratulations.

  19. Ashley

    Awe, so cute! Lovely pictures, looks like it was a great day! :)

  20. Hey Taza! I just wanted to introduce myself to you. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and really really love it, as do many others :) Thank you for sharing such bright moments with us.

    Sweet Eleanor on that scooter, it doesn’t get much better.

    So hello, from nashville. It’s nice to meet you!

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  22. Jade

    Can’t get over how stunning your whole family is! I’m so glad Eleanor had a lovely birthday. She gets sweeter everyday!


  23. Hi there, new follower from Bitesforbabies.com! What stunning pics of your daughter and such a momentous occasion ;-)

  24. Jess

    is a great idea. onw taza, your childrens are so cutie ..<

  25. Mun

    How very sweet :)

  26. I love your blog and all your beautiful photos. You guys inspired me to start my blog, so thank you xx