Caroline turned the big 2! We held a party in her honor with her grandparents and littlest cousins. She doesn’t like crowds so we kept the gathering small. Unfortunately, two of her cousins had strep throat and couldn’t join us at the last minute. We missed them!
Caroline has been to many birthday parties and Happy Birthday is still her favorite song so she knows the routine, but she was so pleased to have it be all for her this time! Luckily the weather held out and it was a beautiful day. We decorated the deck with lots of balloons and held the party outside. We had sidewalk chalk and a bubble machine to keep the kids entertained as everyone was arriving. The Crayola Colored Bubbles Blower was a big flop. It, disappointedly, barely worked. Maybe it was the breeze, but I still would have expected more. Too bad, the kids were excited for that.
Then we played simple lawn games that Cara really enjoys. We played Ring Around the Rosy, Red Rover, London Bridge, and Duck Duck Goose. She was really into it and had so much fun!!
Then we had treats. I bypassed the cake that no one ever eats and made pink rice krispie treats cut into shapes, chocolate chip cookies, M&Ms, and chocolate milk. We tried to light the candles, but the wind wasn’t cooperating so we had to pretend.
Present time! Caroline was inwardly thrilled with all her gifts. She loved opening them herself and seeing what it was. We all headed inside to open them and play.
Thanks, everyone, for contributing to Caroline’s happy day. She felt special, deservedly so. I definitely consider it a success! Family can see more pictures here.
I also had an expiring coupon with My Publisher (which we’ve used a few times before and have been very happy with) so I used it to quickly make Cara’s baby book. It’s mostly pictures with a little bit of text. Since we have the blog, I don’t really need too much detail in the book. I just like having something that the kids can look through easily. Here’s the link to view it online. Hopefully it works. If not, let me know and I can email it to you. Enjoy!