Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Second Birthday, Ruby!

We had Ruby's Second Birthday party last weekend at our house! I do realize that it was a couple of weeks after her actual birthday, but just like last year it worked out better logistically to have her celebration the second weekend of January. In fact, I'm thinking that this might become a regular thing (until Ruby decides she has an issue with it), so if you're on her invite list pencil in next year's date!

The day was pretty much perfect. One of Ruby's very favorite things right now is to have tea parties with me, Nana, Grandpa, Dora, Ethel (her favorite doll), teddy bears, Elmo, etc. - really anyone or anything that happens to be around. So what better way to celebrate her turning two years old than to throw her a tea party!

We served proper tea sandwiches (and a selection of PB&J sandwiches for the kids with a slightly less refined palate), a fruit and cheese tray, a breakfast strata, and pink cupcakes, almond tea and pink raspberry lemonade. We displayed all of Ruby's tea sets and had the kid-friendly ones easily accessible.

Ruby had over 30 friends come to her party! My little house was filled to the brim with kids and smiles. It was so wonderful to have so many of my dear friends there, and a lot of them came with their darling kids. Ruby was extremely excited to play with Addie, Jack, and Carter (the triplets), Hazel, Ella, Caroline, Elizabeth, Vivienne, Braden, Trevor, and to meet little Tinsley. Ruby seemed to be a very gratious hostess and was running from room to room to check on everyone and make sure that they were playing well together.

Nana, Mommy, and the Birthday Girl

She didn't seem to eager to smile for Grandpa's camera that day, but rest assured that she was beside herself with happiness!

Mommy and Bee.

Birthday cupcake

(my tradition for Ruby is to get her a cupcake from the Cupcake Cottage down the street. It was strawberry, and she loved it!)

SOOOOO Excited about the dress she picked out for herself! She had been carrying it around with her for the entire week prior to her party.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I love you more than rainbows! I'm so excited to see what Year 2 has in store for us, and what exciting things that we can teach each other.