Children who are friends, particularly girls who give each other a hug when they wake up. I don't expect it to last but I do celebrate it.
A middle sized girl who has discovered how fast her legs are and wants to walk everywhere. 'Let's not drive to the park Mum. You can carry Ivy.'
The infinite distraction and imagination of Lego Ninjago for seven year old boys.
But right now, most of all, her. TWO.
Youngest. Beloved. Fiercely determined. Compliant (first of three). OK, Mum. (And verbal.)
A tent. A place just hers.
On Huppa's (aka Grandpa's) bike, checking the water tanks with Dad, looking out for foxes, chattering to the cows.
She's one happy two year old.
P.S. The cake is our favourite family birthday cake, The Utterly Awesome Chocolate Cake (did I seriously call it that?!) Everyone needs an excuse to make this every now and then.