A Letter to my son on his 2nd Birthday


Dear Max,

Today you are two – Happy Birthday!

It seems like only yesterday that we bought you home from hospital, a little red, wrinkly, screaming bundle – and yet at the same time that seems ages ago, as you’ve changed so much in those two years.

Over the last year, you’ve learnt to walk – first taking those really tentative steps, but now you’re running around faster than I can keep up with half of the time. You’re such a little professor and you love a puzzle, or to figure out how something works. I think you’ll end up being an engineer, just like your Daddy.


Max on steps


Your personality has developed so much over the last year too – you’re a child of extremes, when you’re happy, you’re very very happy, and when you’re upset everyone knows it! You are strong willed, but caring and affectionate, always full of ‘fling-your-arms-around-the-neck’ hugs, and sloppy kisses.

But the thing that has surprised me more than anything is all the things you’ve taught me about myself. I’ve always considered myself to be quite a serious person – I remember even as a child being very into my reading and writing, and was very bookish. But you’ve made me realise that I can be a fun person too, and that I can be funny! Seeing things through your fascinated eyes has been a revelation for me – you see so much joy in the little things, and you’ve inspired me to see that too. Your little giggle is the sound that makes my heart swell with pride at the fact that you are my son. You’re so much fun to be around, and I’m so grateful that I get to have you as my little companion most days.

It’s amazing how much love I have for you. I’m so proud of the little boy you are, and the bigger boy you are growing into. Happy 2nd birthday my little guy.


Max running away

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  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    April 10, 2016

    Happy Birthday Max! A beautiful letter, two is such a fun age you will be having lots of fun this year x

  • Cindy
    April 10, 2016

    Happy Birthday Max!

  • Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 11, 2016

    Ah Katy this is so lovely! I can’t wait to read more about his adventures as he gets older! Happy Birthday Max! xx #bigpinklink

  • Yvette Morgan
    April 11, 2016

    Happy birthday Max, he will love reading this as an adult 🙂 #bigpinklink

  • Louise W
    April 11, 2016

    Ahhhh, this is so lovely. They grow so fast don’t they? It’s so sweet that he’s unlocked a side of you you weren’t aware of. My boy sounds very similar being a dude of extremes. Hope you’ve had a wonderful time celebrating. Thanks for linking up with us as always! #bigpinklink

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 11, 2016

      To be fair, I’m probably one for extremes too – at least he gets something from me, even if he looks completely different!

  • Island Living 365
    April 11, 2016

    Awwww this is fab! Happy Birthday Max xx

  • Rachel Hawkins
    April 11, 2016

    Ah this is beautiful….Happy Birthday to Max!! xx

  • Rachel Hawkins
    April 11, 2016

    Forgot to say #bigpinklink xx

  • Mess and Merlot
    April 11, 2016

    Really sweet post, it’s so true you learn a lot about yourself (and your superpowers!) once you’ve had children! Happy birthday little man. #bigpinklink

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 11, 2016

      It’s amazing what we’re capable of as parents, isn’t it? And how strange, I left a comment on your blog just as this one landed – spooky!

      • Mess and Merlot
        April 11, 2016

        Ooh yes wierd, thank you 🙂 x

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)
    April 13, 2016

    Happy 2nd birthday. What an adorable little boy he is, changing you and your world forever. #Sharewithme

  • Jenny @ Unremarkable Files
    April 14, 2016

    Happy birthday, what a sweet letter to your son. #sharewithme

  • Let's Talk Mommy
    April 19, 2016

    Happy 2nd birthday little man! I love these captures. It goes by so quickly doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing his special day on #ShareWithMe

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