Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Grace!

On Saturday we celebrated Grace's 2nd birthday!
After a week of sickness and lethargy, we were definitely in need of a fun afternoon. Grace has been excited since October for a party with "Dora cupcakes," so Dora the Explorer was the theme of the day.

Here is my little girl just home from the hospital:

And here she is as a two-year-old Birthday Princess! Goodness how time flies.

We had a very fun afternoon eating pizza and playing with friends. Then the big moment came...it was time for cake! Grace could not wait to hear everyone singing Happy Birthday, and she sat very patiently (with her hands folded) waiting for Daddy to fast forward the video camera.

She tried very hard to blow the candles out on her own, but a little help from Poppy was all she needed!

Opening presents was so much fun! Grace got so many beautiful gifts...pretty new clothes, a doll highchair, Tinkerbell fairies, a bathing suit, DVDs, and this super-fun kitty keyboard from her best girlfriend Ava.

It was a wonderful birthday party! Thank you to all our family and friends who celebrated with us, Gigi had a fantastic day!

13 comments:

Jaime said...

Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Grace from Caty and myself! She is adorable! The cake looks great! And it sounds like she got lots of fun new toys to play with!

Kim said...

AHHHH! I cannot take how pretty she is. Devon better start putting locks on her windows now! I cannot wait to see pictures in every adorable girly outfit! When we meet up in NY this summer we need to go the outlets together and I want to help shop for girl clothes! Happy Birthday! I meant to also tell you in the last post her singing was the cutest thing I have ever heard.

Kate Reyes said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Wish we were there to celebrate with you guys. What a cutie n her birthday outfit! Love the Dora cake....

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Grace! She looks so sweet waiting to blow out her candles...and I LOVE that birthday dress-too cute!

Mike said...

Happy Birthday Grace!! Too much fun!

Melisa said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Time sure does fly. Sure glad she wasn't sick on her birthday.

Katie said...

What a beautiful little princess! Happy Bithday!! What an awesome Dora cake...Cole loves him some Dora!

Destini said...

What a great day for Grace! Happy Birthday! Hold onto the little princess now, before long she'll be turning into a little diva - they do grow up so quickly!

Melissa Swartley said...

Happy birthday Grace! What an awesome cake! I'm glad she had such a great time!

mejane said...

Happy birthday Grace! Did you make that cake? It looked great, I bet she loved it!

Greene Family said...

Happy Birthday Grace! She is a beautiful princess, and it looks like she had a fun birthday! I love the picture of her with her hands folded waiting patiently to blow out her candles - so sweet!

The Weisser's said...

Aww Gracie looked so beautiful! Glad everyone is feeling better! You're mom did an awesome job w/ the cake!Can't even believe she's 2 already! WOW!!!

Caden and Mommy said...

Emily!
Grace looks adorbale in her pink party dress! I love it! I didn't realize Grace and Caden were so close in age! Grace seems so mature (must be because she's a girl :0))
Trisha