So it’s end of March. It’s been two months and I am ready to do a recap of Lexi’s 2nd birthday. Not too bad, considering my track record. At least it’s not August 🙂 See? I am trying to catch up.
The series of posts on her birthday will be similar to last year:
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I have very fond memories of the first birthday party and the second one, too. You’d think that with all the stress of planning, stress would be all that I would remember, but it’s really just so much fun!
I will talk about planning and the theme and how the thought process evolved for the party in the Decor Part.
So on the eve of her birthday, our friends who were visiting us for Lexi’s birthday from Ohio stayed up late helping us assemble her gifts (thank you, guys!) and blow up balloons. The next morning, we were up very early with Lexi and went down to the living room after I dressed her into a black swan dress for the pictures. Gabby, our friends’ daughter and our first love, who was sleeping with us in our bedroom, was up as well (Lexi gets pretty chatty in the morning and she woke her up).
Her birthday gifts were an acoustic drum set,a basketball hoop and a big talking Daniel Tiger. I talked before about my gifts philosophy where I like to space gifts out so that can be enjoyed rather than have a load of somewhat useless toys to open at every holiday.
I love her face when she opens Daniel Tiger. The photos that were taken at that moment are really blurry, because Andrew was taking them and I didn’t get a chance to help him adjust settings to new lighting, but it’s still precious.
As I was going through the photos from that morning, there were so many expressions and fun faces that I just could not pick favorites to post here, so instead I put together a quick video with the photos.