09 May 2011

Katelyn's 2nd Birthday

Katelyn turned 2 on Friday and I am still in shock that my baby girl is 2!! These last 2 years have been the best years of our life and I can't imagine our life without our little bundle of joy.

All week long Katelyn was been talking about her "Party Day." Whenever she would wake up from a nap or in the morning she would say to me "K K Party Day?" and then we'd count how many days were left. It was hilarious! So on Thursday night Grammie and Pops got here and the fun began! We hung a banner over the fireplace and when she woke up on Friday morning she ran out to the living room and pointed at it and yelled "PARTY DAY!" We celebrated Katelyn's birthday a little on Friday. She got presents from Mommy and Daddy and also the camaro from Grammie and Pops. She was pretty excited to open the car and started saying "Boyer's Car! Boyer's Car" (Clint Bowyer's Car - Jack brought home a matchbox Clint Bowyer car from the nascar race and that's what she calls sports cars now.) She doesn't quite have long enough legs, but a block added to the top of the pedal helped a lot! Now if she could just figure out to turn the steering wheel at the same time as pushing the pedal! Lots for a 2 year old to remember!

On Saturday we had her birthday party - Dora themed of course! Some friends came over, we grilled out, sang Happy Birthday, ate cupcakes and cookies, pulled the strings on a Dora pinata, and swam in the backyard. It was a good day and I think all the girls had a great time! I know Katelyn had a blast with her friends and loved all the attention - especially when we sang Happy Birthday (She didn't want to get off the stool and wanted us to sing again and again! Goofy girl!)

Banner I made for the "Party Day!"

"Boyer's Car!"

Her first driving lesson from Daddy!

She made it move and was pretty stoked!

Another driving lesson from Pops

Opening up presents from Mommy and Daddy

The couch was a HUGE hit!

I made a Dora blanket for her and as soon as she opened it,
she plopped down on her couch and covered up!

A Radio Flyer Inchworm that I redeemed my Pampers points for so it was free but probably really cost us $1000 in diapers!

Making "Ghetti" with her new pot and pans set that she got from Aunt Marlene, Uncle Mark, Dallas, and Ty.

The neighbors came over to see Katelyn's new ride.
Jasmine was her first passenger!

The cupcakes for her Party Day!

Dora themed cookies - Dora, Backpack and Star!

Wearing her "I'm 2" shirt and dancing to her favorite song "Wildflowers" again and again.

The drawstring backpack each of the girls got for the gift bag.

And I even embroidered their name on it!

Emmalyn and Katelyn eating lunch

The spread!

The girls playing in the play room!
Toys were everywhere; I thought we might have to dig one of the girls out! haha

Singing "Happy Birthday" to Katelyn.
She was making some funny faces during the song .

And then she didn't want us to stop singing!

Pinata time!
No more hitting of the pinata - now you just pull the strings...all 8 of them!
Kind of a joke, but oh well!

Present time!
She is one spoiled little girl!

And then it was pool time!
I made the mistake of saying we would go swimming next (before she opened her presents) and she could have cared less about the gifts or opening them.
She just wanted to go outside!

She got "colored" bubbles from her cousin Sadie.
They were a huge mess!
The next time we do them, we'll strip off her clothes and do it in the backyard.
They were cool though, because the bubbles really were green, but every time she popped on, her face got splattered!
Live and Learn!

Crusin' in the car - after we put the block on the pedal!

Her "Party Day" isn't over yet, because at the end of the week Papa, Grandma and Uncle Matt are coming to visit! It's been since Christmas since we've seen them so we're excited! We'll do a little "Party Day" with them since they couldn't be here for the other party. Let the fun continue!!

Katelyn is such a lucky girl to have so many people that love and care for her. She was definitely remembered on her birthday!


Courtney said...

What a fun birthday weekend Miss Katelyn had! You did a fabulous job with her party too! The next time you are in town I need a few sewing lessons :)

Steph said...

fun stuff!! you found a Dora couch!! you are getting so crafty, I may need to come up with something for you to make for me! You'll have to tell me about your business if we ever get the chance to talk!