This particular Day in the Life was special for me because we celebrated our daughter's 2nd birthday. The day started with the Ronning family birthday tradition; lots of balloons and the Beatles song, "Today is your birthday" blasting at 6:30am. This followed by lots of tears, more balloons, breakfast, helping mom bake pie pops, mom gets frustrated, followed by more tears, farmers market trip with Matthias while the birthday girl napped away her crankiness, pizza at the farmers market, ballon animals, balloon animals popping, more tears, coffee stop, and then a mad dash to get everything ready for her birthday party. Another Ronning birthday tradition is that the birthday boy or girl can eat whatever they want and as much of it as they want. Berit didn't hold back. We stopped keeping track of how many pie pops she ate after the 10th one. And after sneaking bites of pie off of the plates of nearly every guest, eating a container of trail mix and topping it off with three banana muffins, she was finally satisfied. I spent much of the day in disbelief that it had already been two years since I gave birth to this sweet, beautiful, sassy little girl. Trying to imagine what my life was like before her seems impossible sometimes. But this day is yet another reason why I love the day in the life project. It challenges me to document life moments I might typically let pass by. But one this is for sure, this moment in my life I will cherish for years to come! Happy Birthday, Berit!