Monday, November 19, 2012

A Chicka Chicka Birthday Party

A cool, overcast morning welcomed the start of my baby girl's second birthday--a day I had been anticipating for a long time. Months of visualizing, planning, and creating was finally here. My favorite book as a child was about to come to life for my own daughter. 

Life is so much sweeter as a mother. 

I enjoy life immensely more, seeing things through my daughter's eyes.

As if on cue, the clouds opened like a curtain, debuting the Florida sunshine. My vision of Emmalyn's second birthday party was exceeded, above and beyond. Emmalyn was surrounded by a plethora of friends and family. The best part was that we actually had littles at her party this year! Seeing Emmalyn race to her friends in excitement, and introduce them to those around her, was a favorite moment of mine. (That--and the adult relay race we had!)

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Just like last year, we hosted her party in our backyard. We're sure going to miss this oasis when we move for B's residency this spring.

 Chicka Chicka Bounce Bounce




Mama's & Papa's Mimosas
{spiked pink lemonade & sparkling peach moscato}

The guests signed a brand new copy of the book. Someone did not tell this mama that books cost $17.99 nowadays!? WTF?! I think I'm going to have people sign in a *themed* book every year for Emmy's birthday.

Chicka Chicka Chicken (from Chick-fil-a) & Flip Flop Fruit

 Pileup Pasta

Full Moon Favors ... a.k.a. Chocolate-covered Oreos with sprinkles!

Dare Double Dare Dip

Happy 2nd Birthday!

A B Cookies & Boom Boom Brownies
{a.k.a. diabetes brownies & death by cookies}



The moment Emmalyn had been waiting for all day!

 ! C A K E !

Yes, my child WOULD put all the candles back on the cake instead of actually eating the cake.

just a few of Emmy's friends...

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It was a perfect day, for a perfect party, for a perfect little girl.

Thank you to everyone who made her party possible!!

& a special shout-out to my husband, who helped make Emmy possible ;)

loyally,
katie

3 comments:

  1. oh my goodness there is just TOO much cuteness going on! You are so creative and she's going to LOVE looking back on those books and photos of the parties when she grows up!

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  2. SO CUTE! :) Look at that big smile.

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  3. Oh gosh, what a little cutie! I absolutely adore all of the little details that went into the party :)
    xo TJ

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