Today is my sweet Grace’s 2nd birthday. It’s hard to believe that this lively and delightful little girl was once my teeny tiny newborn baby.
They go from this…
|That’s a newborn sized sleeper she’s swimming in!|
In two years!
It’s incredible. I will never forget the first time Grace reached for one of the toys on her activity mat. I was SO EXCITED. I mean she intentionally reached for something. It was big news…trust me.
Now she’s running and climbing and talking up a storm. Hearing her put words together or seeing her remember random things days later always thrills me.
Each phase has it’s challenges, but the joys totally outweigh them all. I’m super excited to see all of the changes from two to three :)
We had a little family birthday party on Sunday afternoon. Grace LOVES letters so I went with a simple ABC theme.
Last year’s big ladybug birthday party was fun to pull together, but I really appreciated the smaller scale of this year’s alphabet party.
Here are some pictures from the big day:
|ABC banner and tissue poms on the (dirty) garage door|
|Mini fridge for drinks!|
|Thanks to my brother for the clever magnet usage :)|
|Candy and flower pots|
|Alphabet gummy candy’s!|
|Indoor seating outside? Why not!|
|Grace and Grandma :)|
|Three foot party sub…yummy!|
|Personal veggies and home-made ranch dip|
|Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes – recipe to follow!|
|Pink Lady Cupcakes|
|Balloons on our newly repaired gate! (Thanks Paul and Chris)|
|Family picture – I don’t normally rock so many bright colors but I was trying to be in theme :)|
|Enthralled with her older cousins :)|
|The sand table was a BIG MESSY hit!|
|Twinsies hitting up the orange soda :)|
|Look mom, no hands!|
|Opening her awesome presents :)|
|Grace’s cupcake on her $1 Target cupcake plate :)|
|Make a wish!|
|That #2 candle robbed her of a huge chunk of frosting :/|
Here’s a little video snippet of Grace eating her cupcake. My personal favorite part? A big ol’ shot of my butt toward the end. You’re welcome.