This girl. I feel like I was just bringing her home from the hospital, but last weekend we celebrated her second birthday. It’s funny to look back on how we thought she’d be our easy-going child. She’s fierce. She’s opinionated, she’s a talker, she doesn’t take “no” for an answer. She has the biggest personality! She and her sister are best friends – it’s a childhood bond I never really understood until I had two of my own, since my sister and I were twelve years apart.
Miss M loves Elmo and swimming, so we had an Elmo pool party! (Can I just say I love summer birthdays?)
It has been fun to take monthly photos of her, but as she grows, she won’t change as quickly, so I’ll concentrate on filling out her baby book rather than posting monthly. 😉
I posted photos of my daughter’s fifth birthday last week, but just in case any of you have children who love Sound of Music, I wanted to share a post of some of the fun, simple ways I incorporated the theme. While this is hardly a Pinterest-worthy party, I couldn’t exactly find a lot of ideas out there, either. Forewarning: Despite my better judgement, I did pull movie images from the internet.
Little Miss K has loved Wizard of Oz for a couple of years, so it was natural that she wanted a “Dorothy” birthday party. I can’t believe this girl is already four years old! Her birth feels like yesterday. We had a great time celebrating with family and close friends My mom did a great job with the cake. I found the figurines for it on ebay – they were from the 2013 McDonald’s Happy Meals. I had fun designing the decorations and coming up with food ideas – there wasn’t much out there on Pinterest, believe it or not. Here’s what we did:
Yellow brick road: egg casserole
Over the rainbow: fruit rainbow
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!: animal crackers
Ruby slippers: Hot Tamales
Witch’s broomsticks: pretzels
Tin man hats: Hershey’s kisses
Aunt Em’s fresh squeezed juice: You guessed it – juice!
My nephew turned seven (wait, he’s twelve? where did the time go?) a couple of weeks ago, so he came up with his own Minecraft/Stampy Cat theme. I’m not sure what all of it means, but I could tell he put a lot of thought and creativity into it! We tried to take a couple of photos with Lil’ Miss K while we were together as a family, which worked out great for my sister and nephew, but not so great for her daddy and me! See what I mean below. 🙂
Here are a few shots of Baby K’s birthday party decor. Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of all the cute hanging paper spirals, zoo animals, and balloons. It was by no means Pinterest-worthy, but I had fun planning – especially putting together the photo collages! And of course I had to throw in one photo of the cute birthday girl. 🙂
Baby K had a great time devouring her first birthday cake! It took her a bit of time to figure out what to do, and the cake was a little too dense for her to make big mess, but she definitely enjoyed each bite!
A big thank you to my friend Mandy for taking my camera and doing a fantastic job capturing these priceless memories.
Yesterday I met with the other girls on our Fun Committee at work to finish and deliver the invitations for our Holiday Party. Thanks to Pinterest, we have so many great ideas for our Cocoa & Cookies party!