Our little imp turned 2 on Saturday. I can't believe she's already so old. And that I've survived the last 2 years. From the beginning, this girl has had incredible energy and incredible volume. I still remember her startling the doctor in the hospital when she let out a shriek. And last year, the theme of her party was "Loud." She continues to voice her opinions loudly and often, and lately in complete sentences. And with tons of cuteness.
We gave her most of her presents in the morning. Chloe volunteered to help her open them, but Addie had it under control.
She got some new (to her) books, some no spill bubbles (she'll find a way) and a movie.
Then we went outside and gave her a new (to her) car!
Chloe even pushed her around in it, while Addie read some of her books.
As I made breakfast, she snacked on sprinkles she had dumped on the counter. These were the remnants of the sprinkle container she had dumped out on Chloe's birthday. "Mom, I eating spinkles!" Because it was her birthday, I let her.
Fortunately I had some backup sprinkles, so there were still some for her cupcakes that night.
This picture reminds me of when I was younger, and all of us kids would dive for the candles as soon as they were blown out.
I asked Addie to smile for the camera for me, and I got this. She's pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
The next day, we had her grandparents and aunt and cousin over to celebrate. She went on her first birthday treasure hunt.
She had lots of help from Chloe and Syrus, whether she liked it or not.
It was all they could do to keep from opening the present for her.
She got a baby doll from Aunt Eden, and got right to work feeding it. She's been watching a lot of baby feedings lately, so the look on her face is just right.
I made a grown up dessert, peaches and cream cheesecake, not noticing I picked a dessert that matched her hair.
She didn't notice either. She was too busy diving into her gifts.
She was pretty excited about the Ariel doll from Grandma and Grandpa Mannion.
Me and my birthday girl. Still feeding her baby. She's obviously learned babies are always hungry. I sure love my Addie. She has an infectious zest for life, and I'm glad I get to share it with her.