Alice celebrated turning two years old with a day of parties. First we met with friends at Buffalo Park for a playdate and cupcakes in the morning. We had a bumpy start to the party when nearly everyone coming got dumped into the wrong location by Google maps. A few phone calls, texts and worried comments from me and then we were set. Friends started arriving and we were off and playing.
The kids enjoyed the playground, the parents had a chance to talk a little bit and then we met up for singing to Alice and getting goodie bags.
Thank you to all our friends who braved the bad directions and made it out to celebrate with us!
After the park playdate we went over to Grandma and Campa’s for lunch, playing in the back yard and hot tub and time to party with Zandra, Tim and Mark. We ate a lot of food, had more cake and watched Alice open presents. Her reactions were priceless. She loved every single gift and spent time with each one before moving on to the next. She received her first back pack, more playdoh toys and a new Duplo set (among other things). The next day she was loading everything into her backpack and pretending to “got to school” with a big grin on her face.
Earlier in the week we gathered up 13 of our closest family members and had a dinner party at Nana and Papa’s house. We celebrated the three August birthdays and two August wedding anniversaries and Alice got to open presents from Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Matt as well as get the first use of this kid sized picnic table Papa made for Alice. The kids were pretty cute eating their cake under the picnic umbrella.
Wednesday is her official birthday and we’ll have a few family presents after Daddy gets home from work…. and probably more cake. There can never be too much cake!