Monday, August 12, 2013

When You Smile, I Smile

tee; stylemint //pants:  (similar here) // bag: loeffler randal (similar here) // necklace: stella & dot (available here)
photos by the amazing molly stillman

Although Doodle has already had 2 birthday parties today is his actually birthday. My sweet (crazy) love turns 2 today and I'm filled with so many emotions. The first birthday was a big milestone but this year he is a little man with such a sweet disposition and the funniest personality. I wore this ensemble to his birthday party at our favorite gelato spot and the whole time so many thoughts were going through my head, one being how lucky Doodle is that he has so many people that love him (my friends spoil him so much!).

I don't often get sentimental but today is different and this is where I document my thoughts so here goes....

Dear Andrew,

Today is your second birthday, two and a half years ago it was impossible to even imagine this day and how happy your father and I would be. You and your father and "wee-wee" were the biggest surprises of my life. I know sometimes I get frustrated with you because I don't know how to react to all of your new emotions and I know sometimes I seem like a crazy person......but its only because I love and adore you and just want you to be the happiest person on earth (literally). When you smile, I smile.....when you laugh, I laugh.......most of the time when you cry, I cry.....but most of all when you love, I love and love is what you have brought most to my heart. When you say a new word or bring a book to me and say "read" I feel like the proudest parent there is and I KNOW that one day you are going to change the world......because your heart, at only two years old is already so full of love and compassion that I myself need to start taking notes from you. Its hard to explain to you right now just how many people love YOU.....but I know their love for you will only grow with the years and they will always be around. Just always remember that miracles happen every day and you, my love, were most definitely a miracle. You saved me and at times I think you saved your father and we will always be grateful to you for that.


  1. Amazing post and I love your style!

  2. i love the pants!
    it is so original :)


    Coline ♡

  3. Beautiful. In this picture, he looks just like you. Happy birthday, Doodle!

  4. Happy Birthday Doodle!!

    Now excuse as I go wipe my mascara stained face after reading that beautiful letter.


  5. Such a handsome boy! And those giraffe ears....too cute! Sending him birthday wishes from Orange County!!! Of course your outfit is to good for words....AMAZING pants!


  6. in LOVE with those pants! you look amazing!

    XO Sahra

  7. tears are just streaming down my face right now. i love this so much, brooke. doodle is so lucky to have such an amazing mama like you!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 happy birthday, andrew!

  8. Happy second birthday!!! The printed wide leg pants are so bold and STUNNING!

  9. Happy bday to your beautiful son and congrats to his loveful parents!
    I loooove those pants BTW!

  10. Happy birthday to your baby!! My little guy will be 2 in 2 months and is SO bald. Your little guy has so much hair! I love your pants by the way. Awesome look.


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  11. Aww thats so sweet. Happy Belated! I love your look by the way, everything is so transitionally lovely.

  12. I am in love with your pants, so beautiful and you styled them perfectly ! Plus your letter to your lovely son is so sweet and truly heartfelt ! Happy belated birthday to him and congratulations to you =) Kisses

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  13. Awww happy birthday to your precious angel! I absolutely love all the pictures you post on INstagram of you and him. And I freaking adore your pants. You know how much I LOVE prints + Palazzo pants.... your blog is BAD for my wallet!


  14. Your little doodle is adorbs! I also love those pants... The print is killer ;)


  15. Happy Happy BIRTHDAY to your gorgeous lil' baby boy! His smile is beyond sweetness! What a love! Those pants are gorgeous too! Happy SUMMMER!!! MWAHH
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  16. Awwwwwww I love this post especially your letter to cute Doodle. He is indeed so lucky to have you as mum ... I'm sure he'll be the man you want him to be. More power & stay chic as well!!!