yes, I was bound and determined she would wear something completely hideous so that I at least have blackmail material when she's 16. The terrible twos don't frighten me a bit, but I am petrified of her teen years.
We sit and chat, and I explain to her that this is her last night as a baby. Tomorrow, she is going to be a big girl. I'm not sure she was too thrilled by this news.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010: We made it!
Cake for breakfast. Life is so good.
She wasn't *quite* sure what to do with it. For about ten minutes, it was just a messy nuisance to smash.
She eventually got the gist of it.
The highlight of the day: The shiny little surrey with the fringe on top. Ok, it was a Radio Flyer double-seater wagon with a canopy. Where Gran and Grumpy think that's gonna go, I have no idea. For now? Their living room.
Eric and I toasted each other that evening, congratulating each other on surviving a whole year without dying from sleep deprivation or, the most cheer-worthy task, not killing each other.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The theme was "Pretty in Pink". I got the idea from a blog my friend Vanessa found months ago. I've saved the link and did everything I could to replicate every detail.
oh, the hat. that lasted all of about 0.7 seconds. thank goodness for a quick camera.
Lunch was served first, a spray of subs from Wawa (who knew a gas station could make such yummy food???), chips, veggies and watermelon for the big kids, and corn dog nuggets, chicken fries, mini pizzas, and a bowl full of Gerber Sweet Potato puffs for the littles. (hey, the bigs had noshing food, why not give the littles something a little more up their alley?) We dove into presents next. Ok, well, I dove into presents.
Anna was too busy flirting with Jack.
She got into it for a little while.
sean was ready to take this sucker home. boyfriend couldn't be coaxed out with cookies OR cake. Speaking of cake....
My dear friend, David, provided her cake and 50 cupcakes for everyone else. His confectionery masterpieces are gorgeous, and I was honored that he took time out to make our girl's day so special! We had the ceremonial singing and wish-making and Mommy blowing out the candle right before little fingers were burned. my kid is fascinated by fire....this can not be a good thing.