Wednesday, August 24, 2011

And we have a 2 year old!!!

I cannot even begin to wrap my head around our first baby girl already being 2!
It does not seem like it could already have been 2 years ago that we were welcoming Caraline into the world.

We will start with the party!
This year was a little smaller than last (the big ONE)!
Just family and a couple of friends.
No big jupiter jump this time.
But still lots of fun!
We had the party on Sat. Aug. 20th, the weekend before C's birthday!
The theme was CUPCAKES!
Caraline's memaw made her the cutest little party dress!
And her Nana and Papa took care of the Cupcakes and Cupcake Cake!
There was pizza and drinks.
Then presents.
Followed by cake/ice cream and cupcake decorating for the kiddos!
And lastly cupcake pinata fun.

Tuesday the 23rd, Caraline's actual BIRTHDAY!!!
We really just celebrated at home.
Elleanor kept us up all night on Monday night so we were all exhausted on Tuesday.
C got her favorite for breakfast: pancakes!
And her favorite for dinner: pizza!
She also got a couple of surprises that we had saved for her to open on her actual birthday.
A book, she loves to read!
And a new outfit, including shoes!  This girl LOVES clothes, especially new shoes!
She had to put on her new stuff right away after opening it so her daddy took her with him to pick up food and run to target so she could show them off a bit!

Our little gal is transitioning very well to having a little sister.
She loves loves loves to kiss Elleanor on her head and sits in front of her and shows her toys!
C has also gone back to being a wonderful sleeper!
She even stays in bed in the morning until we come in to get her, so happy this has come back!
We finally figured out that she did not want her door shut at night when she was going to sleep, so we leave it open just a tad and she goes right to sleep, no more screaming fits at the door or daddy having to sit by her bed until she is asleep!
She has also been a pretty quiet gal.
Don't get me wrong, she can get pretty loud with her little 2 year old fits we are experiencing.
But for the most part she hasn't been very vocal (may have something to do with that thumb still being in her mouth).
However, just in the last couple of weeks she has starting talking up a storm!
Saying new words everyday and throwing in 3 word phrases all the time!
I love it!
I think it will make a world of difference right now in this transitioning time for our family for her to be able to better communicate her needs!
I still of course think she is just the cutest little thing on the planet!!
Her little blond ringlets just get longer and longer!
And those big blue eyes, gorgeous!
She loves to dance.
Loves to sing.
Loves playing with her cousins Mel and Zac on Sunday, think this is her favorite day of the week!
Still loves to read her books.
Favorite show is still Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, wish that we could get into the disney movies but for now Mickey is it.
She is so active and hyper, don't know how this tiny little gal has so much energy, guess that's one reason she's so itty bitty.
This summer while I have been taking care of Elleanor she has become quite attached to her Daddy, and him to her (don't think he realizes just yet how much he's going to miss her when he starts back to school)!
We are currently on the waiting list to get her into a 2 year old preschool, don't think I am ready for this but I think she would love it!

She has her 2 year checkup next week, will  post after that on her stats, which I'm scared to even think about where her skinny little self falls on the weight!

Oh and I would have loved to have had her 2 year old pics for this post but those are having to wait until next week too.  This past Sunday we think our little gal got beat up at church. Tim went to pick her up from her classroom and noticed when they got outside that she had scratch marks down her face on each side of her cheeks and even blood drawn on one side and her face was a little puffy! Tim went back in to talk to the teachers, 3 of them to be exact and no one knew anything about it, they did say that the had been on the playground but this didn't look like a fall, it was straight scratch marks! Really wishing she could communicate better so that she could tell us what happened but guess we are just left wondering, which stinks!

Caraline, you are such an amazing, bright and sweet little girl!  Daddy and Mommy couldn't imagine our lives without you and are so blessed to be your parents!  Love you sweetie!

1 comment:

  1. sweet pretty birthday girl. love the cupcake theme...of course, papa did a great job with the cake! and love that the kiddos got to decorate their own cupcakes...cute idea!
    looks like everyone had a fun time celebrating that cute little thing! wish we were there...