CAN IT BE TRUE? IS MY LITTLE GIRL TURNING TWO?
As I write these words, I still can't believe that they are true. It feels like such a short time ago that I gave birth to Audrey, and yet now she is a walking, talking, independent toddler. Goodness how time flies...
On Saturday, August 22nd we celebrated Audrey's second birthday. We had a "Backyardigans" BBQ at the house, inspired by Audrey's favorite cartoon. Like many insane Mom's (you know who you are) I tried to go all out - which resulted in sheer panic the night before the party (see cupcakes down below). Luckily everything turned out better than I expected and most importantly Audrey had an absolute blast. She loved being the center of attention and opening all her gifts almost as much as she loved her Pablo and Uniqua mylar balloons. The party was deemed a success and Audrey went to bed that night with a smile on her green frosting stained face. Here are some pictures of the party...
My Dad holding Oliver. Can you tell that he is teething?
Linda (Josh's Mom) holding Oliver.
My Backyardigans Fruit Bar
(a fruit for every character based on their color)
I know, I know, a bit cheesy - but hey! I stuck to the theme people!
Oh, the story I could write about these cupcakes. They deserve their own blog. Seriously. I really wanted a Backyardigans cake to stick with the theme, but I couldn't find anywhere. So, I thought that I would make my own cupcakes. I mean, the instructions that I found looked easy enough... how hard could it be? Ha! I don't know how I could have been so naive! Needless to say, when I got done at 1 am the next morning I packed them up in Tupperware so that they wouldn't go stale. Good news is they didn't. Bad news is THEY MELTED!! Everything fell off the top. Josh came upstairs that morning of the party and said (while he handed me my beloved Starbucks) "You need to prepare yourself..." Once the shock wore off, I threw them in the fridge, and did some damage repair right before people arrived.
Audrey's Cupcake (Pablo is her favorite)
Her first bite...
My Mom playing with Audrey. They gave her one of her favorite toys: a tunnel.
Linda coming through the tunnel, with Jeff holding Oliver.
Our Family Photo for the day.