Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy B Day!

Ready for some pictures??  Good.
We had so much fun on B's big #2.  We started off by going to the zoo - riding the carousel was her favorite part.  She changed animals about 4 times before it actually started.
After a nap we went to Build-A-Bear.  I was a little hesitant to take her, because we took Lo when she was 2 1/2 and she didn't really care.  But Mya is way more into stuffed animals than Lauren ever was.
I was not disappointed - she loved it!

After it was done, she just kept holding it out and saying "I love it" and giving it huge kisses and hugs.  It was the hilight of my day, for sure.
There's nothing like getting your child something they love.
And now the the par-tay!
We had our families over for cake & ice cream Sunday night.
I got a bit Martha Stewart this time, complete with homemade birthday banner and tissue paper balls. 
Blood, sweat, and tears, folks.
And, just so you know, it's Tuesday and I just threw the tissue paper balls away this morning and still can't bring myself to take the banner down.  Because it's just. that. cute.
If you couldn't tell, it was an Elmo themed party.  Mya is absolutely OBSESSED with Elmo.  She sleeps with 3 Elmos every night.  It's kind of ridiculous.
Anyway, check out this cake that MY SISTER made.  Incredible, I know!  She is soooo awesome!

It was quite possibly the most diappointing opening of gifts ever.  She just got fixed on one thing and I opened the rest.  But don't worry, people who gave the presents, she has been in heaven with all of the Elmo books and the rest of her new swag.  Thanks everyone!

The decapitated cake.  We had a challenge going to see who could eat a slice of all 3.5 thick layers.  To my disappointment, nobody could do it frosting and all.
I dared Shara to lick Elmo's head.  Since it was covered in yummy buttercream, it only took about 2 seconds for her to accept.

Then Annie did it as well, but got a little surprise from Mat.
Sorry, Annie, you knew this would be going up on here :)  It was just too funny!!

I still can't believe my baby is 2. 
She has turned from this extremely difficult baby to an absolutely adorable toddler over night.
She gets funnier & funnier every day, and constantly surprising us with her adventurous spirit and her unexpected sentences.
Some things I want to remember about B right now:
She could win a record for saying "Elmo" the most times in any given day
"Mo Mo" (more milk)
"I love it! I love it kisses!"
Her chill time at night right before bed when she sits by herself and quietly reads a book
Constantly walking around in anyone's shoes she can get her grubby little mits on
Saying "ooooh" when she wears something she thinks is pretty
STILL no hair (someday.....someday)
How she can't stand to be awake and have Lo be asleep.  They are inseparable.

We love you B!  So happy to have you in our family - can't imagine life without you!


The Byers Family said...

I love the little person she's turning into! I love that she screams "ANNIE" whenever she sees Shawna (and how Annie gets this excited look on her face everytime, only to be disappointed that is Shawna she's excited to see) AND I absolutely LOVE how she says Darrell and doesn't even hesitate to give him a big squeeze (leg squeeze of course and it's so so funny!) What a great kid she is!!!

BreeAnn said...

I love your banner! So cute! I also love your tissue pom pom things, you will have to show me how you did those one day, because I for the life of me cannot figure out how to make them. cake was way cute too! How fun! Mya,Cienna and Kars should have an elmo wathching play date together! :)

Jennie-O said...

awww, how cute that Mya loves elmo! I love the cake, and the birthday banner! Happy #2 Mya!

j. said...

that looks like such a fun bday for the big 2 year old! i am dying over your banner, ms. crafty- how did you make it?

we love you guys & your sweet babies. happy birthday mya!