Until Abby decides otherwise, Halloween festivities end on October 30 at our house. October 31 is a much more important day of celebration--the day we celebrate Abby's birth!
Sam had to be to the church early, so I was flying solo in the morning trying to make her day special while trying to bake her cake/cupcakes before heading to church. I pre-measured everything the night before (I know, I'm a psycho) so the baking went off without a hitch. Abby entertained herself with my Halloween costume turned birthday party decoration while I sang Happy Birthday to her incessantly. She loved it!
Isn't she just the cutest two-year-old you've ever seen?
After church, we put Abby down for her nap and got to business in the kitchen. We were making brinner (breakfast for dinner) for all of the party guests. The two hours between getting home from church and the guests arriving was completely insane. But, being the birthday Nazi that I am, the party had to be on her real birthday.
After Abby woke up from her nap, she opened her gifts. She got clothes, Duplos, a train set, books and some play food. She wanted to play right away which gave us the chance to get things finished up for dinner.
The dinner preparations went pretty well, other than the fact that I dropped about half a dozen eggs on the ground. Luckily, it was after I was done using eggs so I said good riddance and threw them in the trash.
Here are some lovely candid shots of our guests. The kids played in Abby's room until it got too dark (yeah, we don't have a lamp in there, weird, I know).
I made a butterfly and some lady bugs. I am lacking in cake decorating skills and I was really lacking in time but I think the deliciousness made up for the sloppiness. Who doesn't like homemade butter cream frosting?
Whenever I asked Abby about her upcoming birthday, she would always tell me that she was going to blow out her candles. So, she was pretty excited when it was time for the big event.
After some failed attempts (the girl is just so dainty), one of her friends came in and finished the job.
For the game, I printed off a picture from each month of Abby's life and everyone had to try and put them in order. It was really hard! Sam won with 14/24 correct.
We had such a fun day celebrating our little girl. I can't believe how quickly the past two years have gone by, but at the same time, I can't fathom how I ever lived life without her. She is such a sweet, loving, fun little girl. Other kids love to be around her because she is so easy-going. She can be a shy little wallflower or a spunky little firecracker depending on her mood. She amazes me every day with the things she is learning. We are so lucky to have her.
We love you Abby!