Well, my little baby is now 2! I am a little bit sad, but she is still such a "baby" in so many ways that this wasn't as difficult as I would have thought! She is smart, funny, makes everything a game, has a gigantic attitude, loves her brother and always has a good time- as long as whatever she is doing is going her way. What can we say? She's ALL GIRL!
For her 2nd birthday, we once again did not throw a big party inviting everyone we know to come celebrate. Instead, it was the "same old crowd". :) Nanijay, Big Daddy, Grammy, Papa, Uncle Brian, Aunt Kristyn, Doug, myself, and Trey were the guests in attendance, and I'm certain Carrington had a wonderful day! On the eve of her party, we blew up a bunch of balloons and put them all in her room, so she could wake up to a special surprise. When we went into her room in the morning, she was SO HAPPY! I wish I had a video of the crazy gasps and noises she was making while looking at all the balloons- it was so sweet!
What would a party be without a theme? Not a fun one!!! Carrington's 2nd birthday party theme was cupcakes, and I decked out the day as much as I possibly could. Just because there was no big party didn't mean that I had any intention of slouching on the details- we had cupcake invitations, a cupcake/bakery stand, cupcake toys, cupcake aprons, cupcakes plates and bibs, cupcake cups and straws, cupcake chocolates, cupcake tins and cupcake candles, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: CUPCAKES!!! And, just so you understand, Carrington doesn't have a lot of words, but one thing she DOES say is the word "cakies", so trust me- this girl loves her cupcakes!!!
She received wonderful presents, and one of my most favorite gifts of the day was a special wooden chest that Aunt Kristyn decorated to look like a giant cupcake!!! It is so beautiful, and super fun! Carrington has all her doll baby accessories in it now, and it was the perfect gift!!! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful, caring, and thoughtful family.