We had Sooo much fun! Preparing for a birthday party, with a two month old baby in tow is a lot more time and energy consuming than you would think. But we pulled it off. Normally, I make things way too hard on myself, and end up kicking myself for it because I take on too much. This year I decided I would make burgers and dogs, a pasta salad, and a veggie dish, and in the invitation I told people to bring a dish to pass instead of a present. Of course I also made a cake
We did pretty much a crayon theme, the cake resembling a box of crayons, and party favors were crayons and coloring books. Her presents from us, were art related as well. A crayola toy that makes music when you color on it, and an easel. Annie loves to paint and color, as most toddlers do. I want to really give her all the opportunity in the world to express herself through art work.
We taught her to say that she’s two, although she also likes to tell us that she’s five, when we ask her how old she is. She gets such a great reaction when she tells people that she’s five though, that I think she likes that better. We’ll say “How old are you, Annie?” and she say, with a huge grin on her face “Figh” (five), and we’ll say with a funny voice “Nooooooo” and laugh and giggle and have fun. So, she’s five.
Annie had a nice time blowing out her candles as seen here in a picture taken by Spencer!
Charlie had fun too! I think. She mostly was passed from person to person, since she’s just happy with anyone, so long as she’s being held, Like here with Spike!
We had the great fortune to have had all of our folks who work at the restaurant stay til the end, and then help us clean up. I can’t even tell you how huge a gift that was to Danny and me. Almost everything was totally wrapped up, dishes washed. So I was able to just go put Annie to bed, with her Elmo balloon no less, and Danny and I were asleep before 11pm.
It was a wonderful celebration, of the beautiful girl that is my daughter. She is my joy.