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25.6.07

Two.



Two short years. Seven hundred long nights. As many early mornings. A million tears. Two million smiles. The odd tantrum. A vocabulary that grows by the day. One grown-up sister. One grown-up brother. One baby brother. More cooking than ever before. Lots of washing. A shrinking house. Two hundred books, some worn out, some with pages torn out, two or three of which are read every day. Fifty soft toys (which is about forty-nine too many) strewn along cupboard tops. Steps that sounds like elephants in the morning. A voice that shrieks like a demon, laughs like a kookaburra and coos like a dove. A smile to melt a heart of ice.

And sixteen teeth. Happy birthday William.

8 comments:

Janis Gore said...

Happy birthday, little boy!

jo said...

The cuteness is just edible. What a doll.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Just got to love two!

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday!

Lovely photo kitchen hand - one of your own?

Bethany said...

How can I resist adding my best wishes to a cutie like this one?
Happy, happy day, William.

kitchen hand said...

William thanks everyone.

Lucy, Tracy wielded the camera, a Canon A2. She's the photographer around here.

lucette said...

Congratulations to William, and to his parents, too.
My 2 grandsons just turned 2--a wild and happy age.

Jeanne said...

What a glorious picture and what an apt description of the past 2 years. Happy Birthday William! What wondrous things still lie ahead for you :)