Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Juliet's birthday and her party!

Juliet's birthday this year fell on a Saturday, which of course is GREAT. Having her actual birthday on the weekend made it so we could celebrate her all day and then have a family party the next day. Full weekend of celebrations.

She woke on Saturday in such a happy mood, which of course is awesome. I went into her bedroom singing "Happy birthday" and she started dancing and singing with me first thing.

Walking into the kitchen we was thrilled to see two yellow balloons (her favorite color) and this enormous 2 ballon. It is bigger than her by a long shot.

On the table was also a stack of presents that she and James didn't waste any time opening.
Her gifts included her own set of binoculars (the meltdown at the end of this post was because James wanted a turn), a mermaid Playmobil set, some new pink spring shoes, a stackable rainbow and the Raggedy Ann doll James picked for her.
She loved everything and kept hugging her new doll. James was so sweet. He kept saying "I got that for your birthday Juliet, because you love dolls!"
We continued with our tradition of pancakes on birthday morning. Juliet got two, because she was turning two. They were extra special pancakes because they were full of rainbow sprinkles.
And we continued our tradition of having candles and singing on birthday morning.
She sang along with us.
And even at two she is a pro at blowing out her candles.
After naps we decided to go to the indoor pool as a family to celebrate. Looking back at James's second birthday I realized we followed almost the exact same timeline. It's amazing how much these siblings love to swim.

And we had to break out our matching suits for birthday pool day! I found them on Zulily about a month ago and they are super darling.
This big boy now likes to play in the deeper pool and jump off the edge and "swim" back to the side. He's not quite there but close.
This little girl does anything and everything her big brother does. He jumps off the edge and isn't scared? She isn't either. And thanks to my handy dandy iPhone waterproof pouch for these awesome pool pics.
Blurry and awesome.
These kids love it when I jump in and make a big splash. I asked E to capture their smiles as they watched me.
My favorite photo of the day, for sure.
And a little gif of this fishy. Wait, scratch that. Mermaid. She corrected her Auntie Melissa when Melissa asked if she was a fishy in the pool. "No, mermaid," she said.
pool jump on Make A Gif
After the pool we were all tired and hungry.We went to her favorite restaurant for dinner, Cafe Rio, and finished with dessert there (their Tres Leches is to die for!). Such a full happy day. Juliet was thrilled and just so wonderful the entire day. Back at home we sung to her a couple more times before bedtime. Such an amazing day.

And then on Sunday evening we celebrated with our family at another favorite restaurant, Pizzeria Limone. It is amazing.
Birthday girl ready for the party!

Grandpa Craig brought Juliet and James a gift. Happy kiddo with his new dart shooter.
Both sides of the family was there. So lucky to have them both.
The lemon pizza is out of this world.
Ao much fun.
Smiles, presents (which were a surprise, I wasn't expecting any), family and pizza. Nothing better.
Birthday girl loving the dinner choice.

And then we went back to my house for cake. All along Juliet's been asking for a "yellow cake". When asked if she wants cupcakes or a big cake she says "HUGE!". My mom was kind enough to be on cake duty and surprised us with a huge yellow bunny cake for my bunny! Juliet said "oh wow!" when she saw it.
A little unsure when everyone is singing to her. It was a big crowd.
Sweet two year old girl.

That's a wrap! Happy birthday sweet amazing Juliet.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Lovely thoughts:

Related Posts with Thumbnails