Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ice Cream and Cake, Ribbons and Rody, Harper Elle Turned 2

Harper Elle's 2nd birthday was a blast. A few guests, ice cream and cake...simple and special is what we were going for and I think it was just that. Harper was a little taken back at first but after she opened her first and I think favorite gift...Rody (an inflatable pink donkey dog looking toy that you sit and jump around on)...she quickly realized how fun opening gifts was and believe me there were plenty. You should hear her say Rody's name..hilarious..but even better that she wants to take him with her wherever she goes. Nevermind the fact he is almost as big as she is!

Everyone showered her with toys, clothes, books, movies, jewelry, hair bows, well just about anything a 2 year old would want. Her Daddy bought her the easel signed by his truly, sooo sweet I thought. I do love spoiling her but the best part about all the planning and decorating is that we are truly celebrating her and the people in her life. I wish I could have EVERYONE every year but MOST people do not even enjoying kids birthdays and probably wonder why I am such a fanatic. I don't me a party lover or just an excuse to decorate:) A gracious and generous THANKS to everyone!

My friends Angela and Will (Baby Henry's lucky parents) came and worked their magic! They captured it all and then some with their candyland of lenses. A XXL thanks to them. I hope you enjoy the shots as much as we enjoyed party.

Harper was so happy her E Lee, Steve, Benjanin, and Baylen were here for the weekend/party! This is my sister and her family and they adore her right back. They spoiled her of course with the cutest shirts you have ever seen (you will see in a later blog post) and "The" COZY COUPE. Apparently all kids have one of these either at home, at DayCare, Grandma's...somewhere! And as soon as you see it, you are like, "Oh Yeah, I remember that." Well, let me tell you, Harper Elle got the "Deluxe" version of course and she LOVES it!

The Cake, the Cake, the delicious delicious Strawberry Cake. I ordered Harper a small decadent strawberry cake that was just sinful! Thank goodness I ordered the Medium because there wasn't a crumb left, the Ice Cream Party received 2nd Runner Up to the Cake...I still have Ice Cream and Gelato in my freezer. The Flour Shoppe is the proud owner of the recipe and skill it takes to pull off such as amazing cake. I am going on and on about because it is that good! And nothing but the best for Harper...she had 2 pieces! I suppose I was okay with that considering you couldn't miss that it was the entire THEME of the party:)

Angela took a couple extra minutes after the party so my family and I could update the family photo! Guess who was excited about this photo shoot???? Only the people that own a camera, inists on 3 back up pictures of the same shot, and have to apply makeup everyday. Yes, the women are the instigators but it is always worth it in the end. LOVE them Ang and can't imagine a more picture perfect day!

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