How was your Labor Day weekend? We spent part of last weekend celebrating our little girl turning two years old. Hard to believe, and so cliché, but it is amazing how quickly (and sometimes not) the last two years have gone by. And how much our girl has grown and turning into her own person, especially lately. It really was a celebration for me and Nick surviving the first two years of parenting, and a celebration of our special girl who brings so much joy to our lives.
Hard to believe in only 24 months, she has gone from this little bean:
To this sassy lady who loves a pink tutu:
Totally blows my mind. That saying is so true - the days are long but the years are short. I get it now.
We had a little party at our house and I did a cute "rainbow" theme for fun. Reese recently spotted real rainbows outside our house and is always asking where the rainbows are, so I thought it would be fun to bring them inside!
We had lots of rainbow foods (and yes this was all Pintrest inspired, from other original rainbow-kid party pioneers...I can't take credit!) We did a rainbow veggie platter, and rainbow fruit kabobs, a mini rainbow cake and rainbow cupcakes. Thank goodness Nick's mom (Gama!) was here to help.
The cupcakes and cake were all gluten-free, naturally. I don't think anyone knew the difference! We made homemade frosting from scratch. I debated about which natural frosting recipe to use, but in the end defaulted to using powdered sugar (eek!) and butter/cream cheese. I did however invest in some natural food coloring (India Tree brand) that uses fruits and vegetables to achieve the colors, which was kind of fun to use and I felt good about that.
Reese was excited to try a cupcake because all the other kids around were digging in, but honestly she only ate two bites and then handed it to me to finish, which of course I happily did. She was so consumed with playing and running around outside that she didn't stop for more than 10 seconds at a time to eat anything! By the time the party was over and everyone had left she finally realized she was hungry and asked me for pasta! Ha, of all the things...that's my girl.
Overall the party was a success but wow did I underestimate the amount of time it would take to cook, bake, decorate, and clean the house after it was all over! Good thing for a long weekend. Reese's favorite parts of the whole weekend was getting to wear a tutu and play with the balloons.
Happy birthday Reese! We love you so much and are so excited to see all the fun things you discover this year as you continue to grow! XO