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May, 3, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Isla Rose…

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^^ Dress: Rachel Parcell | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Lips: YSL #7 lipstick and Soar liner by MAC | Isla’s Dress: Gap (similar style here and here) | Isla’s Shoes: Nordstrom | Isla’s Bow: Wunderkin Co.

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It’s Isla’s second birthday today and I’m feeling a mix of emotions. Mainly wishing I could freeze time and keep her my little girl forever.

I can’t possibly put into words my love for this spunky human. I love everything about her. Her scent, her eyelashes, her laugh, the sound her feet make as she runs around the house as fast as her legs will carry her, her cheesy smile, her voice when she says yes or no or mama or dada, her growls when she gets mad. There are so much more but we would be here all day if I listed them all out to you.

I’m so grateful and beyond blessed to be her mama. I don’t know what I did to deserve her. She has my whole heart (and I know I can speak for Drew and say she has his too).

Isla Rose, mama loves you and you probably won’t ever understand just how much until you have your own child one day.

Xo, Rach/mama

  1. Erika says:

    Oh Isla Rose, you DEFINITELY bring sunshine and happiness to this infinite space called the internet. You’ve certainly put a smile on my face and even made me bust out laughing more times that I can remember. May your light ALWAYS shine brightly. I wish you only the happiest of birthdays (and lots of cake)!! Hugs!!!

    • Lisa Klinowski says:

      I just Loved looking at these sweet pics of Isla Rose! I wholeheartedly agree with Erika ^^above that she brings sunshine and happiness to the internet and IG!!!! Hope she has the best birthday ever. I know you will make it a special and wonderful day for her!! She is the CUTEST GIRL EVER!! Happy Birthday to you, sweet Isla Rose!


    • Rachel Parcell says:

      This is the sweetest note ever!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes Erika :)

      xo, Rach

  2. Tiphaine says:

    awww so sweet!! happy birthday to her! <3

    x tiphaine

  3. Gracie says:

    Happy Birthday to your darlin daughter🎉🎂🎊🎈

  4. Katie says:

    Wow times just flies by. I stil remember the post you revealed you where pregnant wiht Isla. She is just the cutest little girl.
    Have a nice day.
    Greetings from Germany

  5. Caitlin says:

    So cute! Happy Birthday Isla!
    xo, Caitlin

  6. Kristina says:

    Happy birthday Isla!! Wow these photos are beyond adorable :)

  7. Fathima rahim says:

    This post is sooo beautiful ❤ I feel like you are part of my family as I started following you even before you got pregnant with isla! May Almighty shower all his blessings on your family 🤗

  8. Rach says:

    Happy Birthday Isla Rose!! I can’t believe she is turning two!I hope she has a wonderful day!</a

  9. Taylor says:

    This is so sweet! Such a beautiful little girl, have fun celebrating!

    Taylor |

  10. Tânia Micaelo says:

    WOW she’s already two!! It’s incredible how time goes by… what a privilege it is have been able to have followed her growth since she was in your tummy (: i can remember all photos (that have been posted), as if they had been shared yesterday!!
    Congrats to you Rach, that bring this little human being to world aaand Happy Birthday to Isla Rose the most charismatic, fun and gorgeous “blogger baby girl” i know. God bless you <3

  11. Oh this brought a tear to my eye, and no it’s not the pregnancy hormones! This was such a sweet post, Happy Birthday to the darling Isla Rose! She will be forever blessed! Xx, Lucinda

  12. Fatou Diaw says:

    this warms my heart. so beautiful! happy birthday to your baby!

  13. Lisa Klinowski (MamaBasil) says:

    Oh my goodness, I just Loved looking through these sweet pics of Isla Rose! Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl! She is honestly the CUTEST LITTLE GIRL EVER!! I know she will have a wonderful day, and you will make it special. Enjoy every moment with your sweet beautiful children! Happy Birthday to you, Isla Rose!

  14. Niki Ludera says:

    What a beautiful post! Happy birthday, Isla!!

    Xx Niki | @andislist

  15. Amanda Faber says:

    Happy birthday! This is the sweetest💗💗

  16. Cait says:

    As a mom of two who are 23 months apart I can say how busy you must be but Isla is literally the cutest girl on the web!!!! Absolute doll!!!! Happy birthday to your amazing little girl. You’re rocking this mom thing too :) xo.

  17. OMG!!! She is so adorable! Beautiful pictures!

  18. Arlene says:

    Happy birthday to your beautiful baby girl…may she receive many blessings from above…

  19. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Oh Bon Anniversaire to Princess Isla Rose! Wow time flies so fast. She’s grown into such a beautiful swan … just like her adorable Mother! :)
    Happy Birthday Isla Rose!

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  20. Jalisa says:

    Aw, Happy Birthday, Isla! I can’t believe how fast she’s growing, Rach! I’ve been following your blog from before you were pregnant with her, so it’s really beautiful to see these photos again and witness her growth. Thanks for including us on your motherhood journey :) I know you’re having a great time celebrating her birthday week!



  21. Time has flown by! Can’t believe how much she’s grown…Happy Birthday to Isla!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  22. Marilyn Santiago says:

    Adorable. 💕

  23. sasa says:

    Happy birthday to her! She is so adorable:P

    Shall We Sasa

  24. Jessica says:

    Awe happy birthday!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  25. brett says:

    Isla Rose is the cutest! I can tell just from your Instagram stories that she has such a big, fun personality, and it is just so cute. Happy Birthday, Isla!

  26. Huong says:

    I LOVEEEEEEE these outtakes of Isla and you and her too, Rach!!! She’s such a bright, fun and energetic little girl. I love her free spirit and just adore her smile. I love Happy birthday, Isla!!!

    She Sweats Diamonds

  27. Sladja Karac says:

    She is the cutest thing and that cheese smile just kills me!!!! Such a sweet post and just what we needed to kick start our day. Isla girl you are so loved!!!!!

  28. Kasi says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, sweet Isla! My son is 20 days younger than Isla, and seeing all her pictures just sends me back in time with my son; so many emotions!

  29. Lauren says:

    She is the cutest! I’ve loved watching her grow! Keep all of those photos (and snaps/instas) coming! Happy birthday to your beautiful Isla girl! <3

  30. Natalie says:

    She is growing up so fast! Love your matching swimsuits!

  31. Magda says:

    Wonderfull words! Happy Birthday Isla

  32. Natali says:

    Awww, happiest of birthdays to the little princess!!!

  33. Alyssa says:

    What a sweetheart! I love that last photo of her!

  34. Abby says:

    She is so incredibly cute and blessed!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

  35. Chelsea says:

    Happy birthday to your beautiful baby girl. What a blessing!

  36. E.C says:

    It seems like only yesterday I started reading your blog when you just got married, followed your transformation to when you had Isla, and then Jackson, and now time seems to have just skipped because she looks so big and you have come so far. I wish you and Drew so much love, happiness and abundance. God bless you guys.

  37. This is the sweetest thing I’ve read! It makes me so excited to be a mama one day!

  38. Oh, this brings tears to my eyes. Happy birthday sweet Isla Rose! We’re expecting our first baby (also a little girl!) in July, and I’m so giddy with excitement to discover motherhood as a mama of a baby girl.

  39. What a beautiful post! Love seeing all the photos of her growing up! Happy Birthday Isla Rose! xoxo

  40. Amy Garber says:

    These are absolutely beautiful and precious photos 🌸💞 A mother’a love for her children is like no other. You are an amazing mom! 💞😘

  41. Happy Birthday Isla Rose! It is such a joy to follow along and watch her grow! Thank you for sharing your amazing style and beautiful little girl Rachel! I hope she has the best day!

    Love from Virginia!

  42. Christina says:

    She’s so cute! She will forever be your precious little girl <3 Happy birthday, Isla Rose!

  43. Ann-Louise says:

    Aww this is so cute and beautiful! Happy birthday Isla! <3

  44. Caitlin says:

    oh my! Happy Birthday to this little peach :)

  45. Alyssa says:

    Oh my goodness this is the cutest post ever!!! Happy Birthday to such a cute girl! xx

  46. Kay Nguyen says:

    Such a cute little girl! Happy bday Isla <3

  47. Love seeing all these photos of her! She’s adorable! Hope you all have the best day celebrating!

    Taylor Frosch

  48. sara nena says:

    you are an adorable family!!!!!!!!!! the four of u. happy b-day to her

  49. Charmaine Arciga says:

    Happy birthday Isla Rose! 😊🎂🎉

  50. Emma says:

    What color are her eyes? Sometimes they look blue sometimes they look green! She is beautiful!!

  51. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Birthday, sweet Isla! And Happy Birthday, Momma too :)

  52. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday Isla Rose!! 🌷🎉 Rach, your family is beyond amazing. Love and hugs to all!

  53. Victoria Foley says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  54. Bharti says:

    Happy birthday beautifula isla rose😘
    Hy rach,i am bharti from India.i’m following you from the date when isla born,i feel soo happy and referesh after seeing your pics,especially with your babies,my whole family loves your. Lots of love to isla and jackson from my side.happy birthday once again isla😘

  55. Kasia says:

    Happy Birthday to the stunning Isla Rose 💗

  56. Pragya sharma says:

    Isla is lovelyy i have been following you much before you got pregnant with her and i have always wished the best for you. You have a beautiful family rachel may god bless you. Like always.
    Also you are someone i admire and look up to you are an incredible woman. Much love.

    Pragya :)

  57. Oh my gosh, she is the cutest thing ever! You have the sweetest pictures of her!!

    xx, Hannah

  58. Shay says:

    Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! That last picture of Isla is so adorable. You have such a beautiful family!

  59. Lindsay says:

    These photos are too precious- she is SO SO cute. Hope you all had a great day celebrating!

  60. brittany says:

    happy birthday to your tiny little beauty!!! i love how openly and honestly you love being a mom to your sweet little ones. they are blessed little babes, for sure!!

  61. So adorable! Happy Birthday!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  62. Brooke says:

    Omgosh Isla just keeps getting more and more beautiful! Happy Birthday Isla!!

    Brooke du jour

  63. Happy Birthday, Isla dear. Loved these pictures. She is so cute.

  64. What a sweet message about your daughter. It’s wonderful to see how much joy she’s brought into your life. You’ve always had a beautiful world, and now she added even more beauty to it. xoxo

  65. Sharan says:

    Such beautiful photos! Happy Birthday to Isla Rose!


  66. she is the cutest! happy birthday to her! xo

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!