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Major is Two

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

My Baby Boy is two years old! I seriously feel like he was two months old last week.  I know they always say it goes by so fast, but that statement has never felt more true than with the baby of the family! I feel like I blinked and my little zen, buddha baby, who gave me the birth of my dreams– was suddenly all grown up.  My baby is now in a big boy bed, speaking in big boy full sentences, playing on a soccer team, navigating iPads and TV remotes better than I did five years ago, and brushing his own teeth at the end of the day.  If I think about it all too hard, I’ll probably start hysterically crying.  But the truth is: our Major Boy is TWO! And the baby phase is definitely over.

For our family, our little Maj is magic.  Our rainbow baby, the preamble to his arrival was full of so much fear, so much doubt, and countless sleepless nights.  But the second he was born in to our family, he was the missing piece.  He brought us all together, and he’s been the touchstone for Marlowe, Kyle and I since the day he was born.  He’s our hearth.  We just adore him, and though he probably gets way less individual attention than his big sister got as our firstborn, suffice to say we are all insanely OBSESSED with him.  Especially his big sister.  For the first year of Major’s life, the first words out of Marlowe’s mouth in the morning would be “Where’s my baby? Did he sleep well Mama? Can I hold him?” She’s his second Mama for sure.  And he adores her just as much.

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Major has the sweetest soul, and this past year has been priceless being able to experience him developing language and putting words to his thoughts.  If anyone is upset– even if it’s his sister who is in Time Out specifically because of something she did TO HIM– he will do anything to make them feel better.  He always goes up to Marlowe and says “No cry, Sissy.  Want toy?”  If he meets an animal of any kind, he always has the gentlest touch, and the sweetest pats for it.  I could sob even thinking about his kind spirit.  I hope it doesn’t get crushed during those peer years where all the little boys try to fit in with each other and compassion/sensitivity is less trendy. 

My favorite current character trait Major has is his expression of awe at the little things in life.  We’ll encounter something pretty cool, and he’ll let out a long, slow, whispery “Woooooow”. It could be something as big as Yankee Stadium, or as small as a sticker from the movie “Cars”. It’s so cute, and also pretty cool in my opinion–  he is zero percent jaded. LOL.

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Major Boy, you are so fiercely loved, my sweetheart.  I’m sure the day will come when snuggling your Mama isn’t as cool as it is right now, when adoring your big sister gets more complicated, and when the awe for the Good Behavior Toys at the doctor’s office wears off– but I will always be able to say that you were a really, really good person from day one.  And for that I am the proudest Mama around.  I wish you everything beautiful in life, courage, patience, passion, and adventure.  I know you’ll be teaching me more and more for the rest of my days. 

We can’t wait to celebrate you today!!!

Xoxo Mama.

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino pens a person letter to her son Major on his 2nd birthday

 

 

Photographs by Julia Dags.

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  1. Irina Visan says:

    Happy birthday, Majie Boy!!!! I am in awe of the bond this gentle soul has with his amazing sister – and that’s all you, Eva. Wishing him a long and beautiful life, filled with love, laughter and good people!

    10.19.18Reply
  2. Justina says:

    I could have cried while reading this. Especially how you describe the relationship between Major and Marlowe. I have three younger brothers and those relationships are some of the most important in my life. The bond of little brother and big sister is super special <3

    10.19.18Reply
    • It’s so wonderful to hear that you still have that bond with eachother! Makes my Mama heart happy!!! xo

      10.22.18Reply
  3. Brenda says:

    Happy Birthday, Major! Two is a magical age, and now we are getting ready to celebrate our granddauhter’s second Birthday next week. She is a gorgeous, sweet, tiny girl and we adore her! I would talk about the proverbial “time passes so fast”, but you already know that! 😏 Enjoy every second of Major’s special day! I will look forward to pictures and videos of his celebration!🎂

    10.19.18Reply
  4. Maya says:

    Happy birthday, Major!! Happy birthday, mama! I can’t believe how big he has gotten 😭

    10.19.18Reply
  5. Yvonne lipes says:

    I am bawling like a baby! Such beautiful words Eva for your beautiful boy!
    Thank you for sharing Major and Marlowe with us!
    Happy Birthday Major!
    Xo Yvonne and (not so) Baby Nathan

    10.19.18Reply
  6. Carole S. says:

    Happy Birthday Major!! I’ve watched this little man grow over the last year and words cannot express how he makes me smile. Although we’ve never met…. Major & Marlowe are some of my favorite little humans! #martinomoppets Thank you Eva & Kyle for sharing your beautiful children… Enjoy Major’s 2nd birthday… much love, Carole

    10.19.18Reply
  7. Anne says:

    Happy birthday Major🎂 just love watching all the videos with Major and Marlowe. I remember when my boys were that age they were crazy about each other. And they still are. Love to see your little ones growing up. Time flies and before you know they are big so enjoy this lovely time with them.

    All my love

    Anne ( from The Netherlands).

    10.19.18Reply
    • I watch those videos now and they just look SO TINY to me! It goes by too fast

      10.22.18Reply
  8. Anne says:

    He is just the sweetest! Happy birthday, Major!

    10.19.18Reply
  9. Erin Dutka says:

    Happy Birthday to Major! It has been fun watching him grow up.

    10.19.18Reply
  10. Glenda says:

    Happy Birthday Major!!! That relationship he has with Marlowe reminds me of my two kids. It’s grows as they grow and it’s awesome to see! Have a fun weekend Major! xo

    10.19.18Reply
  11. Rinku says:

    Love u 😘Major Wishing you a very very Precious Happy Birthday🎊🎉🎈🎊🎉

    10.19.18Reply
  12. Juliette says:

    This is so sweet, Eva. I always follow your stories on Instagram. Please, give a big kiss to Bubba and Marlowe!!! Tanti saluti dall’Italia!!! Ciao!!! Ju❤️❤️😍😍😍

    10.19.18Reply
  13. Bryn says:

    You’re words, “ I wish you everything beautiful in life…….” really spoke to me and made me tear up! My first is a boy and he will be 2 in January. He also says in a low whispery tone wooowwwww at things these days and it’s the sweetest thing ever! I’ve been following you since you had Major and our boys are so different! It seems as though Major has picked up in things so quickly and maybe that’s because he has the best big sister around or maybe it’s just his nature. My son, Carson, is so smart but he’s stubborn and won’t use words very much yet and sometimes I feel it’s my fault and other times I know it’s because he’s taking his time. He gives me the best sugars I’ve ever had in my life and he tell me he loves me and he’s says God bless you if he hears a sneeze! Anyway, it’s fun watching Major and Marlowe and I always enjoy your stories. I have one saved from when Marlowe said you have nothing baby…or something similar. Cutest thing ever.
    Thanks for sharing your kiddos with us! They are all the biggest blessing from God and I pray we all do our best!

    10.19.18Reply
    • Aww he sounds so sweet! Don’t worry even for a moment! All kids progress differently and it doesnt have to mean anything bad at all! Aaaand a big sister around does help with learning a lot. Maybe a little too fast as they get older and start getting in to trouble! 😉

      10.22.18Reply
  14. Tracy Seymour says:

    Happy Birthday Little Man. He’s so cute.

    10.19.18Reply
  15. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday Major! He seems good and sweet by nature but also with family values like yours he is surely going to be a true gem to everyone who will be in his life in the years to come!!!

    10.21.18Reply