Our beautiful princess turned TWO! What? You can’t believe she’s two? ME EITHER! Everyday this little munchkin of mine grows bigger and bigger and now she is two and talks up a storm. She is so funny! Jared and I are always laughing at this silly girl and the adorable things she does.
For her birthday I decided to go with a princess theme. As usual she woke up to our front room decorated with balloons, streamers, and a birthday sign. This has become a fun tradition that me and the kids love.
She had one present waiting for her to open and here are few pictures from that. I love that you can see her excitement and pure joy in these photos.
The rest of the day was pretty normal for the kids but I filled my day with this project.
I love giving my kids the gift of a homemade cake and for now they seem to love it to.
This took me forever because one: I’m no pro so it’s a learn as you go kind of things and two: I could not for the life of me get a pretty color of purple fondant. So I spent way too long trying to get the stupid fondant to turn a pretty, bright, fun color of purple. Lesson learned, buy the food coloring in the exact color you want. Don’t waste your time trying to create the color by mixing.
Once I finally decide to bag the purple and go with blue and yellow the cake came together beautifully. I was so happy with how it turned out. And so was Madelyn. Yeah!
Sadly my camera was in her room while she was napping so I just took pictures of the cake with my phone thinking that that I’d get better picture later that night. But that never happened. Oh well at least I got some pictures.
This it what my apron looked like when I was done. And don’t worry my kitchen looked just as bad.
Then it was time to party. Once Jared got home from work we took the kids and invited our families to join us at Chuck-E-Cheese.
The only thing that Madelyn seemed to enjoy was this duck game. She’d push the button and try to knock of the ducks as they’d go buy. Any other game she’d cry and want someone to hold her. But everyone else seemed to have a good time.
After games and pizza it was time to open presents.
and then cake!
She was all smiles until I lit the candles. For some reason it was pretty scary to her so I had to sit with her and help her blow them out.
But she did enjoy the cake.
What a blessing it is to have this beautiful girl in our lives. I thank the Lord daily for my kids and hold them a little longer and snuggle them a little more. Especially on days like this when I realize they are growing up so quickly.