Last week our baby girl turned the big 0-2. She embodies the classic two-year-old persona. She's persistent, loves the word 'no', she tests every boundary. She's funny, feisty and sweet. She loves snuggles, tackles from her brothers, loves to climb, sing and dance. I didn't start the day thinking I'd be doing a full day in the life account of her birthday, but the day turned out pretty well documented. We started with a the surprise of Dad staying home to make his delicious strawberry-bananna pancakes. She opened a few gifts and sent big brother Luca off to school. Then we headed out to Pump It Up - a fun indoor bounce house mecca. (No photos here, we were too busy bouncing). Then we said goodbye to Dad and spent the rest of the day at the park, testing out her new scooter, playing babies with her brothers, eating cake with our neighbors stopping in for a visit and a gift, bath and bedtime stories. We had a wonderful day all around. I'm so thankful I get to be her Mama and can't wait to see where year three takes her.