Marielle’s 2nd birthday party…
We had the party a little early because some of our family would be out of town on her birthday weekend, so it was last weekend. I still have a few weeks until my big girl really turns 2!
I started the day with a little apprehension because when I was planning the party, I had not yet quit work and didn’t have a consistent nap schedule. Now that I am home, Marielle naps from 1 to 3 everyday. What time did I schedule the party? You guessed it, 1 to 3. I was really scared a melt down was bound to happen, but we got really lucky and she did great! We even went next door for another birthday party – Marielle’s best friend, Paige, who turned 3.
Anyway, the party was a hit! Almost everyone that was invited came and even 2 of her friends from daycare made it! I was so excited for Marielle to see Eloise and Emily – the only other girls that were in her class. Marielle’s cousins came and several other of my friends who have young kids. We had about 13 or 14 kids all together and at least 30 adults. Even though we had a good turn out, we have tons of food left over. It was burgers and hot dogs and we’ll be eating burgers for a long time! I even froze some buns because we had so many left…
I don’t think I got any really good pics from when the pool was packed and everyone was there. Aliza is still very attached to me and it was hard for me to get away without her crying, just to take some pics…(she got her second tooth on Sunday, maybe that’s why??)
Here is how the day went…
Uncle Jared being silly, as usual! She still had her shoes on and had just walked in to her own party…My mom and dad, who are awesome too, watched both the girls that morning so we could get the house ready in some sort of peace. It might have never came together if I had to hold Aliza all morning!
That’s Kingston, Marielle’s cousin who is just 6 weeks younger than her. All those floaties that she is wearing are his – she sort of stole them for the whole party. I felt bad, but Kingston got over it.
Aliza feeding Marielle cake!