Elmo

Lily’s 2nd birthday party

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

So, as I mentioned before, we had Lily’s birthday party on saturday.

Our dear friends Michael and Robbie moved into their beautiful new home 3 weeks ago and were brave enough to let us throw the party in their back yard.

Will and I made pasta salad, cheese and cucumber sandwiches, sweet potato chips, shrimp. D made fruit salad. Our neighbor made the cake. There was juice for the kids and wine for the adults.

The weather was perfect. All the kids played together and ran around having fun the whole time.

We may not have family here in Miami but, we are blessed with friends that are like family and most of them came out and helped celebrate Lily’s birthday.

Lily had a great time and that was the most important thing.

Thank you everyone again for coming and for all the wonderful gifts! xoxo

the set up

i made headbands!

Lily waiting for her guests

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Lily’s 2nd birthday

Yesterday when Lily woke up, Will and I walked in her room together and sang Happy Birthday to her.

Not fully awake yet, she didn’t really know what to make of this birthday stuff we had been talking to her about for days.

Next came the cupcake with a candle, another Happy Birthday was sang and then some presents were opened.

She was so overwhelmed by all the spotlight on her that she decided to share her birthday with Elmo and therefore Elmo turned 2 yesterday as well.

When asked what she wanted to do in the morning, she chose a bike ride to Southpoint park.

She went on the swings, the slide, ran around (with Elmo of course)…

At lunch time I decided to share a birthday tradition of mine and treat her to some french toast, potatoes, eggs and orange juice at Front Porch Cafe.

Once home, we watched Pino-Q!, played in her room and the late afternoon was spent running around on Lincoln Rd in the nice breezy and cool air we have been having.

Lily had calls from WV and Portugal where birthdays were sang to her all throughout the day.

I think she had a great day and she was a very happy 2 year old.

I would also like to thank all of you who left comments on here and of course all of our friends on Facebook for all the wonderful birthday wishes for Lily. Thank you all so much!

so this is what this birthday stuff is all about?

took a little encouragement but she blew her candle like a pro

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Elmo!… small style

Although Elmo rode in the car with Lily from Miami to West Virginia and he hung out for a few days in the library/play room when we first got here, he had been forgotten about in Lily’s crib.

Until last week that is.

Out of nowhere Lily looked at me and said “Elmo?”.

We went to grab him from the crib, she put him in a doll’s stroller cousin Adelaide left behind and wheeled him outside to meet Lola.

It’s nice to see that even though Lily is surrounded by new friends, she doesn’t forget her old ones. 😉

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

Lola being introduced to Elmo. “Nola ook, Elmoooooo”

top- Old Navy. jeans- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka

Dear Elmo,

You are looking very well loved lately.

Lily loves you more than any other toy or book she owns.

She hugs you, kisses you, feeds you, changes your diaper, checks your fever, reads to you, sleeps with you, takes you to the park and for walks sometimes, she makes you tea in her mini kitchen…

She LOVES you!

And because of all this loving, you are now a bit dirty and shall I say it? Smelly.

You are due for a good washing and I don’t know how to do it, I can’t just stick you in the washing machine or the sink….

It’s going to be a bit tricky but don’t you worry Elmo, I will figure something out.

And if not, Lily will continue to love you just the same.

If not more.

Thank you for being such a good friend to our Lily,

Lily’s mommy