It is so hard to believe that my baby girl is two years old. Two years ago, my life changed foever. Two years ago, I was introduced to the tiny being that makes every single day have meaning. Two years ago, they laid her on my chest, and I thought, "What the hell am I supposed to do with this thing!" I'm still figuring that out one day at a time, but I think I'm doing an alright job at mommyhood so far.
We celebrated Addy's birthday on Saturday at our house, with our closest friends and family. As per my usual self, I went overboard with the party planning (I may or may not have some sort of addiction to carrying out a party theme). The theme this year was Barnyard Animals. Why? Because Addy loves animals, and the animal she talks about the most is the cow. And now I will teach you all how to obsess yourself with carrying out a party theme...
Step 2: Plan the Menu and use themed food markers
|Pigs in a blanket, pulled pork,|
veggie patch, and straw
(chicken fries for the kids)
|Farm fresh eggs|
|Barn door and hay props provided as a cute photo opportunity|
BUT? The only picture taken at the props was of me and my
sister being goofy. Great picture! Waste of awesome props.
Nearly all decor came from Shindigz.
Step 4: Have awesome friends/family that buy gifts that fit the theme
|Perfect card from Grandma!|
|Addy's friend Lilah got her a farm animal See n Say|
and the farm animal book that is behind her!
|Barn scenery created by yours truly; all of it|
is edible. I'm pretty darn proud of it.
|Farm animal cupcakes provided by|
Any Way You Ice It. She did our wedding
cake. She's phenomenal.
We all had a blast at the party. Addy didn't last too long opening her presents before diverting her attention elsewhere, but as she helped open each present, she would exclaim, "Birthday!" Here's a few of my favorite shots from opening gifts.
|She couldn't wait to tear into the bath|
crayons from Grandma!
|She immediately investigated all the bells and|
whistles on her new play kitchen from
Grandpa and Grammy! (all the other kids
joined her shortly after!)
|She wasted no time jamming on her new|
guitar from Benji and Sarah!
And this is my absolute most favorite picture of the day, maybe even EVER, taken by my friend Stacey:
Thank you to all of our friends and family that joined us in celebrating this darling's birthday!