Our baby turned two on Saturday, my how the time flies. It seems like just yesterday we brought her home from the hospital. I held her in my arms as our older two children came running inside (they stayed with Nana and Papa while we were in the hospital. I had her around noon on a Wednesday and we were out of there by 3pm the next day) eager to see if they had a baby brother or a baby sister. I asked one last time what they each thought we had and both said a baby brother. So you can imagine their surprise when I pulled back the blanket and the baby was dressed in pink. They let out a huge cheer and life has gotten, well, busy ever since.
We enjoyed our family birthday tradition, donuts for breakfast (as most of you know we like to only have donuts on birthdays so that they are a truly a special treat).
Now that she is two the volume in our house has increase exponentially. Mariah Carey has nothing on this kid (and of course whenever she is around our friends she is quiet as a mouse). And she now, like most toddlers do, has adopted a few favorite words including, MINE, NO, and MY TURN (this might just be one that toddlers with older siblings have mastered). She also enjoys changing her wardrobe like 5 times a day but when it is time to change her clothes in order to go somewhere she refuses. This is one outfit she refused to change out of…..
We threw a play date birthday party (one during the weekday, just after nap time) yesterday and she had such a wonderful time….
The theme was Sesame Street and thanks to Earth’s Best the snack table was covered! Earth’s Best has cookies, crackers, fruit bars, yogurt smoothies, etc. that our toddler enjoys.
We had Telly’s Tactile Tubs set up in the dining room for the kiddos to play in and play they did…
She had such a wonderful time. We are so blessed to have such amazing friends in our lives.
6 thoughts on “Sesame Street Party: Look who turned two!”
Happy Birthday Maddy!!! We had a great time!
Wow what an awesome party! I love your creativity Kat! I’m gonna borrow some of your ideas for Ruby’s 2nd bday in Dec. She is a big SS fan herself! P.S. What did you put in the tactile tubs?
Thank you, you are too kind. I put dry oats and rice in the tactile tubs. Then I hid small objects like little bugs, cars, etc. for them to find. They had a blast in those tubs but I do have to warn you it can get messy. If I had it to do over again I think I would bring the baby pool inside and combine the oats and rice into the pool. Can’t believe Ruby is going to be 2, crazy how fast they grow! Thank you for the warm comment and have a fabulous Friday!
Your party looks great! I made my son an Elmo cake when he turned 2. I wasn’t sure it looked like Elmo, so I held him up to the counter to see his cake and right away he pointed and said ELMO. So, I knew I had succeeded 🙂 He loved Elmo.
Thanks Mary. It is amazing how reassuring it is when your toddler can comprehend what your intentions are. I was so worried that the goody buckets I made didn’t resemble Elmo and Oscar until my toddler came running towards me exclaiming each of them by name, success in deed!! It is encouraging to know I am not the only mom out there who has second guessed their creating Elmo capabilities. Have a happy Monday!