Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ellie is Two!

Our sweet girl turned the big T-W-O yesterday!  For the most part, it seems like time has been flying, but on the other hand, it feels like she's been such a big part of our lives for such a long time now.  One thing's for sure, the second year definitely went by even faster than the first did.  As cliche as it sounds, I think it's totally one of those "time flies when you're having fun" kind of things. :)

Weekday birthdays aren't always the most exciting, but we were happy that Tyler was able to take the day off from work to spend the day with his girls!  As soon as Ellie woke up in the morning, we brought her balloons + presents into her bedroom so we could kick off the festivities!  

Since I knew we'd soon be up to our eyeballs in birthday cake, I decided to do a "donut cake" for her instead after breakfast.  Ells loved blowing out her candles, and while we haven't given in (yet), she has repeatedly requested that we light up some more just so she can blow them out again. :)

Our original plans for the day got rained out and I was struggling to think of something fun to do indoors.  I remembered we still had Toys R Us gift cards saved up from her first birthday, so we decided to take Ellie on a little shopping spree!  She has more toys than we know what to do with already, but it was SO much fun (for all three of us).  Ellie loved running up and down the aisles, picking out a few new toys to bring home and touching all the things along the way. :)

We quickly stopped to visit my dad at work (Happy Birthday, Grampy!!), took the birthday girl out to lunch, grabbed some stuff for her party and spent the rest of the day playing with all of her new toys.

The birthday celebrations continue this weekend with Ellie's kitty cat birthday party and we can't wait!  Me-ow! :)

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