E’s 2nd Birthday

E’s 2nd birthday festivities began on that Thursday prior (her actual b-day fell on a Sunday) when I took cupcakes up to her class during their Valentine’s party. For the record, E is quite the fan of icing, not so much the actual cake part. Also, she was BY FAR the last one done eating. All her friends had gotten up and were on to playing and she was still taking her sweet time. Her teachers said that is the norm. Her pace of eating always reminds me of her great grandpa, E. Lyn.


On Friday, we took her out of school and went to Sea Life with her bestie, E, and her family. The girls had a great time looking at all of the “fishies” and our E even surprised us by being adventurous enough to touch some of the starfish.



Here is how N and I spent the morning. She was so good and slept through the entire aquarium.

Unfortunately, the morning began to go downhill quickly. We were finishing up the aquarium right around nap time and everyone was starving. We headed to Crown Center to grab a quick bite to eat. The boys waited for the pizza while R and I attempted to keep two toddlers happily snacking and one baby from losing it. Once our food finally arrived, it didn’t take long for our E to knock her mac-n-cheese in to M’s OPEN backpack and while we were cleaning it out, D accidentally knocked over my diet coke. By this point, N was done for. We all packed up and headed out as quickly as possible. Once we got back to the parking garage, I accidentally stepped in puke that some stranger graciously left behind our car. I then proceeded to track it in to my NEW (used) car!! And to top all of that off, once home and both girls were successfully napping, I pulled out the pizza that I had opted to eat at home instead of at Crown Center and immediately dropped it on the floor. I decided it was a sign that I should just have cupcakes for lunch, so that is what I did. It was a morning we all had a good laugh about (after the fact).


This photo perfectly sums up the beginning of the end.


On Saturday, we invited immediate family over for pizza and cake to celebrate. E had a great time and was spoiled with some great presents (bike, tea set, wagon, tutu, clothes).


And finally, on her actual birthday, we really didn’t do much other than play and rest.


Happy birthday little E! We love you so much!



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