I should be surprised that my baby is already two but she's been acting like a two-year-old for months so now she can really act her age. Nothing like having a two-year-old around the house. One minute they make you crazy, the next they melt your heart. Holly has us wrapped around her fingers and we love her to pieces.
We spent he day partying. It worked out perfectly that I had preschool for Emily that morning. When the kids showed I told them we were going to have a party for Holly and they just felt so lucky that they had been invited to the party! Don't worry, I didn't tell them that it just happened out that way. We celebrated by decorating cookies, ring-around-the-roses, duck-duck-goose (Holly's favorite-she LOVED the excuse to walk around a circle, hitting people on the head), and 5 little monkeys swinging in a tree. Holly was delightful the entire time.
After a long nap at Steph's she went to Heather's for party number two while I taught piano. From what the kids say, this party was very magical. It involved candy and clues in balloons. What a fun aunt!
Holly was very happy to open presents and did a fabulous job. So grown up. And would you look at this cake! What 2-year-old gets a tiered cake with butterflies and flowers? It was gorgeous. My kids lucked out with some awesome aunts. Things just won't be the same when they move away. It's back to cake in a 9 X 13 pan. Boring!
Holly was so excited to blow out her candles she almost caught her hair on fire. But she made it unscathed and loved digging into a plate of cake and ice cream-a perfect end to a perfect day.
She melted our hearts that day and drove us crazy the next. Just like a two-year-old should.