Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bring on the terrible 2's!

I still can't believe our baby girl is 2. And it's even harder to believe that Troy will be 1 in a month! We had a rockin' birthday party for Brooklyn with 8 other 2 year olds. Fun times! Fortunately we had great weather, so we broke out the slip n' slide (one of B's presents) and let the kids slide away. Well, actually, Erik slid with them. He says he was just helping the kids, but he was seeming to really enjoy himself. And he even got an ab work-out doing it! We had lots of Brooklyn's favorite foods: gold-fish, watermelon, pretzels, Pb & j in cut-outs, chips, cheese, water (she LOVES water!), and Ritz crackers. She had a blast playing with her friends, and especially opening presents. She made out like a bandit too! Spoiled little girl! But she was of course gracious, at least for a 2 year old. We also played a couple of her favorite games: Simon Says, and Ring-around-the-Rosie. The kids really got into it! I of course forgot to hand out the gift bags at the end of the party (I KNEW I'd forget!), but I'm hanging on to them to hand out at play-group. I'm sure their parents will be thrilled, especially with the sweet finger paints I put in there! She LOVED reading the cards. Really!

A little dazed and confused from all the wonderful attention! :)
Cheese! Like my foot?
Queen for the day (or week rather!)


She looks like she's having a LOT of fun.
What a great Daddy




At the end of the party, ready for a nice, long nap. All of us were!
Brooklyn also had her 2 year old well-child check-up yesterday. Here are the stats: Weighing in at a WHOPPING 24 lbs (10%) She used to be in the 2%, so this is an improvement!!! Height: 33.25 in (25%) Head: 49cm (75%!) Yup, she still has a big head in order to accommodate that big brain!

10 comments:

Auna Leigh said...

Wow! She is absolutely adorable! Congrats! YOu look hot by the way! We need a lunchon sometime! Love ya!

Heather and Don said...

Can't wait to see the pics! It was so fun seeing you and your sweet family last week (even if it was only for a day)!

The de la Houssaye's said...

What sweet kids! You are such a fun mom! It looks like such fun!

Marcie Paternoster said...

Ummmm....I wish I could take credit, but really it was my sweet, supportive, hard working, fun, handsome, ever complimenting, thoughtful husband that put it all together. He worked super hard to make Brooklyn's 2nd birthday the success that it was. I'm so lucky.

The Evans Family said...

What a great party! Looks like fun! We have the same slip-n-slide. 24lbs? That's how much Zander weighs! Love the cupcakes!

The Cope Family said...

I love her suit! So cute!

Darin and Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Brooklyn! I am amazed at how much she looks like you...does your husband ever get jealous that your kids are mini Marcies? I am always jealous that the only thing on my son's body that even resembles mine is the fat around his knees. :)

Philip and Melissa said...

The terrible two's don't have anything on you sister! You're super mom!

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday Brooklyn!! What a great girl! With a really great Mommy! So excited to see you all in September!

Melissa Taylor said...

Man what a fun party!! Wish we could have been there. She is so adorable and Troy is growing fast too!! Love you and miss you tons!!!