I can't believe it's only been 2 years since our daughter entered our lives. She is such an integral part of our every day. When she isn't here, I miss her terribly. She is such a capable, articulate, tall child that it's sometimes hard to convince the world that she is a well-behaved 2 year old, and not a 3 year old at all. Sometimes it's hard for me to keep that tidbit in mind.
I also can't believe she's 2 already. Seems like just a few weeks ago I was toughing out the summer heat, pregnant, over-due and waiting impatiently for a little stranger's arrival. There have been some really aggravating days between then and now, but I wouldn't trade one of them for all the money/malabrigo/etc. in the world.
On Sunday we hosted Sweet Pea's birthday party, and what a great time we had!
Here we see a very happy girl in the pool she got from her Nana and Papa. She and her young guests played in the pool for most of the afternoon.
Eventually, our girl wanted to get out.
Although she regretted her decision almost instantly.
She sulked about it for a few minutes.
But then she got to open some presents! Inside one, she found a yummy treat.
Inside another, she found a new friend to kiss and love.
Another one gave her a bunch of stuff to be a little mommy!
Then there was the monkey cake!
And candles to blow out.
And then there was fishing in the pool.
And finally, popsicles just before everyone went home.
It was long, full busy day - but we all had a great time.