Happy Birthday, Whoorlita!


Wita is two years old today! I promise I say that with great enthusiasm! I’m not a sentimental mess! I’M NOT.

I’m telling you…this little gal is just the bee’s knees. The perfect mix of tomboy and girly girl, you can always count on Wita to be running at full speed with scraped elbows and shins while wearing a dress that SHE carefully picked out that morning.

Sometimes her fashion choices are a hit…

And sometimes, they are a bit, ahem, questionable.

(She shares my love for accessories, what can I say?)

However, it’s not just my sartorial assistance that is unwelcome; nope, pretty much anything I try to help her with (eating, walking down stairs, drawing, getting in and out of the car, playing with toys, etc.) is frowned upon. No thanks! No help is needed over here! Wita can manage. As she loves to exclaim on an hourly basis, “I DID IT!! BA MAHSHALF.”

And she certainly does.

She’s got a stride that could rival the most confident of grown women.

She loves hanging with her brother and the “big kids.”

Although she finally graduated to her own fancy vehicle in Oklahoma this summer.

(In true Wita fashion, she was totally pissed that it didn’t drive as fast as the boys’ cars.)

I recently re-read last year’s birthday post, and the adjectives I used to describe Wita still stand.

Curious. Deft. Fearless. People watcher. Feisty. Independent. Water baby. Physically strong. Determined. Quick on the draw.

However, over this past year, I’ve watched an entirely new set of traits emerge.

This little girl has a heart so full of love that it regularly stops me in my tracks.

A never-ending supply of affection. As a family member or friend of Wita, you can expect at least 20 hugs and kisses throughout the day.

An abundance of silliness and nonstop chatter.

And an empathetic spirit that far exceeds her two years.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! It’s been a beautiful year, and I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.



  1. First of all, love this tribute. What a beautiful and special child. Second, I thought my daughters might be the only ones who possessed an old Fisher Price ‘record player’ (handed down from me, of course)! Great to see that Wita has one too.

  2. Oh my gosh, I can’t help but crack up at your description of her. She sounds like a special little lady indeed, and she is beyond beautiful, too. Happy Birthday, Wita!

  3. Happy birthday, cutie patootie!
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  4. What a little dream! Happy Birthday!
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  5. Kristin says:

    She is the absolute cutest!! Happy birthday Wita!

  6. I love her little confident stride. I hope she never loses that. What a beautiful thing!
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  7. I can’t believe that she’s TWO. Happy birthday to you both!
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  8. Beautiful girl! Happy birthday, Wita, and congrats to you, mama!! Love to you all.
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  9. This is just beautiful. She seems like such a joy to have as a child and I hope her birthday is a very happy one.

  10. Happy Birthday, Wita!!! I can’t believe it’s been two years already. Time flies. Good job, mama!
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  11. Happy Birthday to a very special little girl. We love and miss her everyday.

  12. What a precious, precious little girl you have…this post brought tears to my eyes at how loving she is, and how fun and happy-go-lucky she seems in the photos. Happy birthday to Wita!

  13. Oh, Happy Birthday sweet little girl! I think I told you this when I met you, she reminds me SO much of Claire who was 2y. about two months ago.

    Gotta’ love those girls! It must be them having big brothers that gets them all wanting to be 5 instead of 2!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your baby!

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    • What a sweet & loving post! One that Wita will be able to look back on, years from now, and see how in awe her Mom was of her and feel the love that comes through your words & pics. Love it! Happy Birthday Wita! And happy Wita’s birthday to you, Sarah! xoxo, BeautyFrosting
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  14. Happy Birthday Girly!
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  15. Caroline says:

    I love her! What cute pics of the li’l bruiser. Kisses from me!

  16. Happy birthday Wita! She’s such a doll (and looks at least 3 years old, btw).
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  17. happy birthday to your little wita. my little girl turned 7 on the 28th and it seems like yesterday when she was wita’s age and her traits haven’t changed much. wita reminds me of my little girl. hope she had a fabulous bday:)

  18. claudia098 says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Wita!!

  19. What a doll! Happy birthday, Wita!
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  20. She has your exact same expression on the second picture!

  21. Sweet adorable little bunch. Happy birthday!

  22. Sonja von Franck says:

    Aw, happy birthday to her! I too have a June baby girl with an older brother and her constant chant is, “No Mommy. I can do it mine self!” Miss Independent. It’s a hard balancing act as a parent. Definitely want our girls to be independent, but “COME ON! We’ve been sitting here for 10 minutes!Let me buckle your car seat harness/button your pajamas/put on your shoes!” Here’s to lots of patience and an incredible second year. :-)