And it’s pretty crazy to think last year she couldn’t blow out her candle and this year she kind of did!
My sister made her this adorable outfit for her birthday that she loved and I had lots of colorful bows that I clipped into her hair. She loved getting dressed up for her special day!
For the decor I used paper and streamers. Simple. I used my sister’s stack of paper and her paper cutter and then I stocked up on some streamers at Dollar Tree.
Amazingly, all those streamers took a lot longer to hang than I thought they would…
And I did grab a bouquet of balloons when I was at the Dollar Tree because one thing my little girl loves is balloons. So much that whenever we are even near Dollar Tree in town she wants to stop and get a balloon.
This year, and also last year, I went for having the birthday party at 2 PM. This means that I can serve snack food. I carried the rainbow theme over into the food too. It was all very pretty, if I say so myself!
One of my favorite ideas would probably have to be the Thank You cards. This is something I am pretty adamant about. I believe in the power of a good thank you card. And I know this is something Elliette can’t quite grasp yet, but I always have her help me and explain why we are doing them.
I had a stack of paint sample cards in my crafty supplies and they were all so bright I really wanted to do something with them for her birthday but I wasn’t sure what. The idea hit me at about midnight and they were perfect, cheap and a very cute thank you card. And Ellie could easily help. I glued the paint sample to some white card stock and then let Ellie help me run the stamp.
Then on the paint sample I wrote a simple message to say thank you for whatever gift Elliette received at her party. It worked out perfectly!
It’s hard to believe my tiny girl is already two! I love that she is becoming her own person and I love that she is testing every limit, as frustrating as it can be, it’s hard to imagine my day without her devious little smile and inching her way towards whatever it is she shouldn’t be inching towards!
I love her snuggles every morning and how she asks for cereal for every single meal. I love how she is learning her manners and learning to say “love you” all on her own. Life wouldn’t be the same without her a part of it!