Thursday, November 10, 2011

{cake and i keem}

Elaine was excited about her birthday for one reason.  It wasn’t the presents that were piled high.  It wasn’t the fun and activities.  It wasn’t even the balloons or M&M covered cake.  Nope.  She was focused on one thing – “I keem” (as she refers to ice cream).  But before we get to the ice cream, here is Elaine on her 2nd birthday.  Prepare for picture overload!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
{the birthday girl and her loot}
So nice of my mom to wrap everything individually!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Grandma & Grandpa Godby gave her pots & pans, dishes, and everything a little girl needs to cook up a spread.  She loved it!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
She even shared a plate with everyone at the party!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Where am I going to store all of these toys?!?!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
New jammies – “Everyone is Thankful for Me”

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
New outfit from Auntie Mere.  Meredith has the style in the family…she gets along great with Elaine, who is all about fashion and accessories!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Pretty dress from Great-Grandma and Grandpa Paul

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
A tea set from Mommy & Daddy.  So…I picked this up (brand-new) at a stoop sale.  I threw it in her birthday bag as an afterthought.  I didn’t even know if she was ready for it.  But when she pulled that out of the bag, we had a hard time diverting her attention to anything else.  She knew exactly what to do with her tea cups, and Daddy taught her to make a slurping sound.  She will get along great at the Paul girls’ tea parties!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Grandma and Grampa Hamilton restored this tricycle for Elaine.  There is even a bell and tassels!

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I was eagerly anticipating her opening this gift, as she points out every bike we see.  But we made the mistake of opening the trike after the tea set.  The only way to get her to try it out was to load up the basket with her tea cups.  Now we have to teach her to pedal!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Can we say s.p.o.i.l.e.d.?

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Elaine is learning to sing songs, like the “ee bee pider” (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and Away in a Manger.  She thought it was great that everyone was singing to her!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Elaine made a good effort on blowing out the candles.  Daddy added some hot air.  Nolan contributed the drool.

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
Finally!  She got to have i keem!

Elaine's 2nd Birthday
But when it was all done, she back over there loading up her new bike with all of her other birthday goodies!

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