Our gorgeous girl, who makes busyness out of every minute of her days, is two. A strong head and gentle heart, she is inseparable from her brother, the other pea in her pod. She will be the little girl bringing home the strays pleading can we keep it, can we keep it? And of course we will because it is very hard to say no to her little face and her brown eyes. She is already so aware of her power to persuade and the effect she has on people she encounters.
A few weeks ago I saw this illustration over at flossy-p. Titled Wilderness, it spoke of Ellie. Her bravery, her gentleness, her stubbornness and her peace. Our girl who mothers her teds with such tenderness, who can bait her brother beyond distraction, who butts heads with me countless times each day and who melts her father's heart with a glance epitomises this girl. It was the perfect picture to hang above her big girl bed.
PS The other handmade gift Missy received this birthday was this sweet dress made by Sophie from Barefoot Babes