I seriously don’t even know how Brooke is two years old… It really has gone by so fast.  Every day I am amazed by this little girl.  Her little personality is already so sweet and caring and she constantly surprises me with how smart she is.

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17 things about Brooke these days that I don’t ever want to forget:

1.  She waves and says HI FRIEND to kids whenever we see any at the store/park/etc.  It makes my heart happy that she has a naturally friendly little heart.

2. When I sing in the car Brooke says, ‘No mama.’  I am going to be an optimist and view this situation in a different way than she doesn’t like my singing voice… I think she just really likes listening to Regina Spektor without any interruptions.  

3.  Minnie Mouse is currently Brooke’s favorite thing on the planet.

4.  Brooke says to me, ‘Silly Mom’ at least 10 times a day.  

5.  Brooke is magically healed any time she is hurt and I kiss it better.  It is quite miraculous how fast she can go from devastated over an injury to laughing and giggling again because I kissed it better.

6.  When I am putting her to bed and I turn on the sound machine she giggles so loud because she loves that thing so much for some strange reason.  

7.  Standing outside of her door in the morning after she first wakes up and listening to her talk is one of my favorite past times.  She babbles on and on and tells a lot of stories.

8.  Once upon a time there was an orange ball by where I park my car.  Every day since Brooke saw the orange ball (3 weeks ago) she asks where the orange ball is… her memory is pretty incredible.

9.  She always turns off any of her electronic toys as soon as she stops playing with them—>  she is very responsible:)

10.  Brooke calls Winnie the Pooh, ‘Honey the Pooh’ and it makes me happy.

11.  She knows a lot of her letters!

12.  Brooke just conquered the big big big slide at the park.  She has gone to the top many times and then gone back down the ladder but she finally took the plunge. 

13.  This girl knows all of her animals and if we accidentally use the wrong name for an animal she lets us know!! 

14.  She is already very opinionated about her clothing and shoes each morning.  I’m in for one.  

15.  Favorite foods—> still broccoli, eggs, pancakes, cheese of any kind, ice cream!!!!, sun chips, rice and I think she would be really happy if I put Sprinkles on every meal that she eats.  

16.  She asks to go to my sister’s house at least 20 times a day.  I feel so blessed to have family close by that she adores spending time with..  Brookers has a lot of people that love her.  

17.  The two of us are going to Disneyland in a few weeks.  I am beyond excited for this.  She may be a little young but I know she will still love it.  

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!  

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Oh my Lord she’s so beautiful.
I love all the pictures, but the serious one with her big eyes…my favorite.
She clearly takes after her mom with her lovely heart and friendly spirit.

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She’s beautiful! Happy Birthday!
Enjoy the celebrations :)
Aimee Belle

http://aimeebelleblog.blogspot.co.uk

xx

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She’s the perfect age for Disneyland! Have a great time!

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She is gorgeous and SO blessed to have you as her mama :) .

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Those pictures are beyond beautiful!! She is SO cute! She sounds like a super smart girl :) Have fun in Disneyland, she’ll love it!!

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Awwww!! She is so beautiful and I can’t believe how big she has gotten! I remember reading your blog when you were pregnant with her and then when she was born (all that dark ‘spiky’ hair is now light and wavy.) Disney is fun no matter how old or young you are, especially if she loves Minnie Mouse right now. My daughter is 13 months and loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so naturally we bought her everything Minnie for her 1st birthday. I’m trying to find her a Minnie Mouse costume for Halloween too haha.

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She’s adorable!! My little guy is two in a few weeks and I can’t believe it!!

Have fun at Disney :)

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Awwwww these moments are
Precious, you are right to write them
Down.

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She is so beautiful and every time I read your blog it makes me happy seeing both of you and how happy you are together. Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brooke! :D

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She is the sweetest! :) XOXO

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Beautiful pictures…Two is such a great age, it goes so fast, enjoy it! (All of the ages are great but really, two was just so cute and fun when my son was little. I savored every single second).

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This was SO sweet. It really is so cool being able to see her grow up. And all of her personality definitely shines through in these pictures!

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You have a beautiful family Janae :)

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She has eyes as blue as the ocean and hair golden as the sun!

Wow, she’s perfect.

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How fun that you are taking Brooke to DL. You will need to take her for a race weekend so she can run the kids race and you can run an adult race!

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Beautiful! She sounds like quite the little lady :)

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Such wonderful pictures! I can’t wait to hear about your Disneyland adventures!

I really need Brooke to teach Annabelle some of those awesome things. :)

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The pictures are adorable!! Those cheeks of hers!! And 2 years has gone by so quickly. Where do you get her cute clothes? Both the button up shirt and the dress are SO cute!

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Happy Birthday Brooke-you are a beautiful little lady!!

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She’s so cute! I already have a bit of baby fever and this didn’t help! :)

Such a special time for you two, its so nice that you take the time to remember all the things that you love now so you can remember them in the years to come.

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She is a really good kid, friendly and kind. You are blessed Janae.

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Okay so much to love about this post! She is amazing! And Disneyland???!!! Will you please pack me in your suitcase???

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You and her were hand picked to journey through this life together.

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You seriously need to send the 5th picture down into a modeling company! BEAUTY!!! And you are such a great mommy! Happy Birthday Brookers!!!

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This is precious :) those are great pictures and great things to remember about her at this age!!

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You make me feel better, because “no mama” and “stop mama” are phrases I hear ALL THE TIME right now. Any time I sing, she covers my mouth and shakes her head. These divas. :)

Audrey turns 2 in a month and I’m kind of freaking out about it…1 wasn’t as hard as 2 is for me to cope with.

Such a beautiful girl, mama. Love the pictures.

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She is beautiful !! It warm my heart to see your picture with Brooklyn. If you have time when your at Disneyland give me a call I have a pass and would love to come down to see you.

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Precious. Thank you for sharing.

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Hi Janae!

I absolutely love your blog! You are such an inspiration to me to get back in running shape after having my baby boy and I love seeing all your posts about your fun times with Brooke!! This is such a random question but I wanted to know where you got that super cute gray shirt you are wearing in your pictures?? You both look beautiful!

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You guys seriously couldn’t be any more gorgeous!!! I can’t believe she is 2 already. :)

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She is gorgeous! Her kind heart and friendly manner were taught to her by her amazing Mother and family. You are both so blessed!

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Beautiful photos! She’s such a pretty girl, just like her mama! I loved reading all the little facts you shared about her. She’s so darn cute!

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Beautiful photos and beautiful reminders that you will always cherish. I hope you and Brooke have a wonderful time visiting Minnie Mouse!

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Oh my goodness have fun in Disneyland!!!

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Beautiful inside and out, just like her mama. Your list very much makes me regret not writing my own list with each of my kids. You think you’d never forget “who” your kids were along the way, but it’s hard for me to remember my 12yo as anything other than who she is now.

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Disney!!! I took my 2 year old this past March and she really loved it! I had a mom fail when I took her on Pirates of the Caribbean though. I learned just because they are tall enough to go on a ride doesn’t mean they should. Poor baby just clung to me and kept saying it was so scary….so learn from me! Also, she loved meeting the characters, which we weren’t planning to do but the lines were short so we went for it and that ended up being the best part. Have so much fun! Brooke is such a smarties and so so adorable. Just goes to show what a good mom you are :)

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Awwww- these are all really great things. You’ve got a pretty great kid for sure :)

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She’s beautiful and it sounds like she is full of personality, too. Happy 2nd to you both!

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awww! Sooo sweet! Love all the pictures and Brooke facts. Happy Birthday beautiful Brooke!

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Honey the Pooh! awwwwwwww.

Make sure you video when she meets Minnie @ Disneyland. Just thinking of our little girl meeting Winnie – err Honey the Pooh when she was that age makes me tear up. It was just so sweet.

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Thank you for sharing! She is an amazing little girl.

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What a cutie, happy birthday Brooke!

When she’s a little older you should take her here – my friend’s daughter loved it!

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/downtown-disney/bibbidi-bobbidi-boutique-downtown/

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That’s such a beautiful list…and the pictures are adorable!!!

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Those eyes! Those cheeks! You have one very beautiful girl…inside and out!

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So beautiful! Such a little angel. Love the facts, they make me smile because Gabriella does a few- including the ‘Noooooo Mommy’ when I sing. & picking out her clothes…ugh…this is rough for me. She wants to wear her Orioles shirt everyday….unfortunately I have to break her little heart & insist we wear something else every single day. Haha!

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She is totally not too young for Disneyland! There is seriously nothing cooler, IMHO, then getting to see magic through the eyes of your child. She is gorgeous, as are you! Enjoy your trip!

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NO Way! Her bday is on the 9th! We share a bday! Virgos rule! I bet she can run 2 miles! http://instagram.com/p/svxK_DyyhI/?modal=true Happy Bday Brookers!

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goodness gracious she is almost a grown up child, how did that happen, oh yeah it happens to all babies. I’m guessing she got her good looks from you and your Mom, oh and your sister (she is gorgeous tooooo)

Used to live near Disneyland, the Jolly Roger was good, don’t know about know, I took my two boys there many years ago, clean, comfortable and affordable – if you have $$ to burn stay at Disney’s Grand Californian, my sister stays there all the time with her kiddos. You can sign up for rides and skip the lines but only one at a time

Enjoy yourselves!!

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gosh those pictures are adorable! Just wait until she is three..the time just keeps going faster and faster.

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This is so beautiful Janae and thank you for sharing.

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Awww. Our daughters are only a day or two apart. (Brooke has way more hair, though.) LOVE these pictures.

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Oh man those pictures are so awesome! You both look amazing!

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Stunning photos! You two are very lucky to have each other.

I wish that my little man and your little lady could get together. I can just picture them being hilarious and adorable together. Sorry if that sounds creepy and blog-stalkerish.

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You are going to be so glad you jotted down these things…such sweet reminiscences! I love going over all the little things my kids did when they were little…and do now! Being a mommy really is the BEST :)

She is such a sunny, beautiful child!

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aww these pictures are so beautiful. i loved reading the 17 things about brooke! i’ve obviously never met her, but i just know that she is the sweetest and happiest little girl. this post put a smile on my face :)

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Brooke is gorgeous! Like her mama. :-)

Seriously, you could easily get her into commercials or on tv. She is so photogenic. Congratulations for raising such a bright, happy, and loving little girl.

xoxoxo Your running fan and friend from Connecticut

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JANAE!!!

Oh, I cannot believe I missed this!!! Happy two years, Brooke, and to YOU, Mama! These photos are GORGEOUS. Brooke is absolutely a doll and I love love love your hair! Such awesome moments captured. Yay! :) :)

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