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On Sunday my daughter turned 2 years old! Even though it was her special day, it was also a very special day for us, her parents.

Seen that she is still small, she did not really understand what it means “tomorrow is your birthday”, but when on Sunday morning she found a trail of chocolates leading to a small pile of presents, it must have dawned on her that it was a special day. She spend her morning busily trying out her new felt tip markers. We got her ones that can stay without a cap for 8 weeks, seen that most felt tip markers dry out after 20 minutes, this is an amazing feat!

After an extensive walk in the park, we went to my parent’s house where more presents, 3 cakes  and many people were keen on celebrating little one’s 2nd birthday. When little one saw the cake, I had made for her, decorated with little chocolate lightbulbs (I’ll be sharing my recipe soon), she got even more excited.

Birthday CakeWhile we were busy tasting the different cakes, little one started to unwrap her presents. The first one of them was all she needed (kids really don’t need a lot of toys, especially at that age), wooden fruit that she can “cut” appart with a wooden knife, she got to work right away and prepared plenty of fruit salads.

It was a day packed with memories, smiles and proud parents and grandparents, friends and family.

When my little angel was sound asleep, far earlier than usually (she had skipped the nap to celebrate), I sat down and filled a few pages in my notebook with the story of her arrival, which I might be sharing on another of her birthdays, of which there will hopefully be plenty.

At the end of the day, especially after writing about the birth, I felt even more that a birthday is a very important day for the mother. For me it is the true Mother’s day, the day that one becomes a mother.

Have you celebrated any birthdays lately? Are there any special birthdays coming up soon? What made you smile this week? Share your smiles in the #weeklysmile linkup hosted by Trent P. McDonald.

Have a great weekend with many smiles!

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