Saturday morning Alex & I woke up and ran to the Albertson's in Saginaw to pick up her birthday cake & balloons. While we were gone, Daddy got busy assembling Alex's birthday present. When we got home, I tried to close the door before she saw, but of course my nosy little girl just had to open the door anyway. Luckily Randy had just finished up her new dollhouse bookshelf. I think she was pretty excited about it.
Then we rushed around getting everyone's clothes changed and rushed over to set up at Nana & Gampa's for her 2nd birthday party.
Here was the cake we got at Albertson's. I was so impressed! She did a fabulous job of matching the plates perfectly! In usual fashion, I was running late & still setting up when the family started arriving. But as soon as the guys arrived we sent them in to the media room to get the Wii set up. It was a good thing too, because all the big kids spent the entire time playing. They had so much fun and we enjoyed not having them screaming & being underfoot the whole time.
The rest of us hung around just talking & enjoying each other's company until it was time for presents.
Alex got a TON of toys! Most following the Disney princess theme...and then lots of girly things, like kitchen stuff and baby dolls. Plus she got a few clothes, so that mommy does not have to buy all of her fall clothes. Although this year not near as many as last year, I guess everyone thinks she would rather have toys!
After a while Alex, quit opening presents and went off to play with her new pink sports balls. A rare moment, we actually got several of them to pose sweetly.
Alex was having a ball with her new baby stroller & baby doll.
It was a great party & afterward we were all exhausted. One of my friends even sent me a picture of her little girl sound asleep with a ring pop in her mouth. I just can't imagine how exhuasted I would have been if they party had been at our house. A huge thank you to Mom & Dad for cleaning their house, cooking the food, setting up, and just generally hosting the party for us.