Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Peeps Turn 2!

Ruthie and Audrey celebrated their second birthday yesterday. Things didn't go quite as planned. I'm discovering that that is often the case once you have kids. We were hoping to check out a new kids play place in the afternoon (BOGO w/ Major Saver card. Score.). The girls love to run and jump around in inflatables, and supposedly this place has 'em, with a special area for toddlers. But Audrey woke up sick. Nothing serious. I think it's a cold. But she had a cough and ran a temp off and on. She would run crazy like a mad woman for awhile, then need to lie down. On top of that, Mark's 10:20 a.m. dr. appt. lasted until 2 p.m. (long story). So we'll delay the play place for another day.

We toyed with the idea of having a huge family party since the girls didn't get to have a blow out bash on their first birthday b/c we lived in PA. But that meant hosting 37 people in our house or renting a place, and well, it just started sounding like a whole bunch of no fun. So we decided on a little family party, just us four. As it turned out, Mark's sister, Mary, stopped over, and then there were five. We had an Elmo cake (I baked; Mark decorated), party hats/plates/tablecoth in a Sesame Street theme. The girls loved it. Mary bought the girls a bag of Cheeto Puffs (don't ask). We snacked on cake and Cheetos, then opened presents. Overall, very lovely. I think Ruthie finally picked up on the whole gift thing. After opening her last present, she made the sign for "more" and said, "More presents, please?" It broke my heart to tell her there were no more presents.

Both changed so much in their second year. I'm looking forward to the changes and challenges of year three.

(Note: I was going to upload more photos, but couldn't figure out how to arrange them. I didn't want to waste ALL of naptime trying to figure it out.)

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