Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Madelyn's 2nd Birthday Party

Madelyn's 2nd birthday party was a shoe theme, she adores shoes! If you ever take her to a shoe store, I warn you now "enter at your own risk"! You generally have to leave with Maddy kicking and screaming. So, when we were deciding on a theme for her birthday, I couldn't think of anything she loves more then shoes.

We started the birthday celebration with a trip to Monkey Joe's on her actual birthday, she loved it!

I took on the challenge of making her birthday banner this year, I enjoyed making it but the jury is still out on whether this will be a continued tradition! We had a cake and cupcakes this year, Madelyn loves cupcakes but I couldn't imagine not having a cake as well. I had cotton candy made by The Sweet Treat Boutique, for the favors.

Madelyn got the hang of opening gifts much better this year, she is very blessed to have such great friends and family. She received many great gifts, her first Cabbage Patch Kid, lawn chair, doll house and accessories, dress up clothes, and many new fun summer clothes. Thank you, everyone!!

The next day we were able to celebrate with more gifts at grammy and grampys house and go on a boat ride, Madelyn was much more excited about the boat ride this year.

We completed the birthday celebration with a gift from mommy and daddy. We gave Madelyn her very own pink, portable, dvd player. We thought it was the perfect gift for her, considering we will have a 15 hour drive to the beach this summer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Madelyn!!

Happy Birthday to my favorite two year old!! I can't believe it's already been two years, we now have a full blown toddler.

A Two Year Old
A two year old is so many things.
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings.
A hugger of teddies, a sweet sleepy head.
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead.
A special new person who right from the start,
has a place in the family and a coarse in your heart.
And just when you think you've learned all the things,
that your dear girl is,and the joy that she brings,
a hug or a grin comes with such a sweet surprise,
that love finds you smiling with tears in your eyes.
-Author Unknown

We are taking Madelyn to Monkey Joe's tonight for her birthday and the "official" celebration will be on Saturday!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easter 2011 Pictures

I'm a little late but here are a few pictures of Madelyn from Easter. She was very excited about her Easter Basket this year and was a champ at hunting eggs!