So this is THAT post. The Happy 2nd Birthday Princess Sierra Catherine post.
So first I have to share pics from her babyhood and what not so you can "watch her grow" before your very eyes.
|The day we brought her home.|
|3 months old|
|on her first birthday|
|another first birthday picture|
|official 2yr picture|
|on her 2nd birthday with her new stroller from Grammy.|
Now this year for her cake I went simple. We don't do a big party for two but we have a nice family day and invite any local grandparents to have dinner and cake with us. She's VERY into Dora right now. So I decided to get her some Dora toys for her dollhouse (see below) and put a couple on a basic cake. I added the pink icing for visual interest, it was the easiest cake I've made in two years. And that's saying something because I have four children and a husband for whom I do cakes (or an apple pie since I have that sort of husband lol).
|Last year she hardly had hair but this year she got a pretty double french braid for her birthday.|
For a fun family activity we took the kids bowling. It was the first time for all of them and they had a blast. Sierra couldn't quite get the ball all the way down the lane but KOJ, Grammy, and I took turns helping her and gave her a little extra push. Funny enough she actually won the game. By one point/pin whatever you say in bowling. She won by one. Kayd came in a close 2nd.
And that was my baby girl's second birthday. I have no idea how two years have gone by since I had my precious baby girl but I adore every day with her. I love watching her grow and learn and navigate life. I love watching her boss her brothers and I love that she sat and pored over an old photo album with me last night. I just adore that she loves to help around the house - whether it's the dishwasher or the laundry or washing the floor. And I am completely amused that her giant tantrum this morning was about her desire to take a bath - which of course I let her do once I figured out what she wanted.