Sunday, December 22, 2013

Evelyn is Two!

at two years old, evie loves dressing up, tea parties, singing, dancing, bath time, sesame street and reading books. her favorite song to sing is old macdonald had a farm (but now that it's christmas time, her new favorites are jingle bells and jingle bell rock). her favorite tv show is the wiggles. her latest best quotes: (1) "that's daddy. it's name is jeff." (2) "i'm so happy." (3) "daddy's laying on a elephant!"

since evie's really into sesame street—the characters, the books, everything—it wasn't hard to come up with a birthday party theme this year.

there were mostly adults at the party, which made me feel a bit silly for putting so much effort into the sesame street decor, but i like to think evie appreciated it. for the kiddos (there were five kids ages two through six, plus two babies) i set up a kids' station: a table covered with crayons, sesame street coloring books, sesame street puzzles, stuffed animals, stickers, board books and more.

we gave each kid a sesame street party favor. the big kids got crayons, goldfish, cookies and sesame street stickers, and the babies got a sesame street board book, sesame street bath bubbles and an elmo bath book.

evie told me her favorite part of the party was getting to eat a cupcake. not opening a zillion presents or playing with her friends or getting to see all of her favorite family members. eating a cupcake. she about peed her pants when everyone sang happy birthday to her, she was so excited. it was really fun to see her like that.

no birthday party is complete until the birthday girl gets a new bike, right? our friends gave evie this cute little training bike to scoot around on, and even though evie's legs aren't quite long enough yet, she absolutely loves it. 

happy birthday, evie girl! the past two years have been the most meaningful and rewarding of my life—and i hear they only get better from here. i don't know how that could be, but i can't wait to find out. i love you all the world!