We celebrated Alia’s 2nd birthday Sunday and had so much fun. Here are some photos from her special day <3
We started with a breakfast tea party in the backyard. It’s the only time of day nice enough to eat outside, so we did :)
Faithy made flower crowns for the girls to wear for the party. Alia enjoyed opening all her “presents!” We had a little lunch. Fruity ice dressed up our water & was really easy to make & fun to drink. For the past several weeks whenever we ask Alia about her birthday she’d start yelling “cake!” We made vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, & blueberry muffins for Alia & K.
After nap time Alia had a little birthday visit with her deer friends. And some more presents. She got a collection of princess dresses & each one she opened she’d shout “wear it!” & wanted to put it on immediately.Then dinner, & more cake. Faithy got her a pretend cake, which she loves. She sings (actually shouts) “birthday to you” and blows out the pretend candle.And then she was two.
Alia is two this week. She is the most wonderful, beautiful, spirited little person and we love her more than words can say.
These two years have been so good.
After our weekend at the cabin we headed to the city to visit some more family. The kids don’t have any first cousins yet, so we are especially fond of our extended ones :) We all had a lot of fun visiting together.Playing peek-a-boo.
At the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Kaden has been asking to go back to this place since our trip last November. And then dinner at the mall. This was our third day in a row of eating out 2-3 times a day, and the kids were just kind of over it all. But they look cute in this picture :)The whole time we’re at the mall they look forward to our stop at PBK (which we save for last as extra incentive for good behavior ;)Riding the luggage cart, the greatest joy of a hotel stay.And sometimes it might be worth choosing Double Tree just for the cookie.
We spent a long weekend with Landon’s family at their log cabin home in Virginia. It’s such a beautiful place, we all had a really nice time:)
Last week I got my dream lens, and had seen this photo shoot idea on Pinterest I just had to try, and was able to talk Roo’nAlex (as K calls them) into modeling for me (they didn’t take too much convincing ;)
It ended up raining which gave it a different feel but we were happy with how things turned out! And in interest of not ruining my brand new lens, Faith stood next to me the whole time holding an umbrella over my camera while she got soaked, all while singing Moulin Rouge the entire time. It was very strange in the best of ways.
Anyway, the photos! These two are the cutest <3