Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Our little girl is two! She woke Sunday morning as bright and chipper as ever. When we reminded her that it was her birthday, her first words were, "Eat birthday cake?!"

Her friends arrived at 2 p.m. to start the party. We rented a Tinkerbell blow-up bouncy house for entertainment. It went well... up until the air hose popped out and the house came melting down on top of seven kids under 5. Screaming and panic ensued before Mike came out to save the day and popped the hose back in. The kids quickly began laughing and bouncing again. All of them except the birthday girl. She couldn't quite get past the terror of such an unexpected event and simply could not be persuaded that the bouncy house wasn't altogether evil. :)

She finally warmed back up to it after blowing out her candles and opening up some great gifts.

Thanks to all who came to celebrate with us. Abby Kate had a wonderful birthday!

It's my birthday! Yay!

Dressed and ready for my friends!

It takes hard concentration to blow out two candles.

Abby Kate and her friend learning how to use the noise-makers.

Bouncy fun!

Cupcakes for everyone!

The cake. Would you believe I made this? Shocker, I know!

We love you sweetheart!

She was very serious about her cupcake and on a
mission to eat it before someone took it from her!


Brandi said...

Happy Birthday!! You will be driving before you know it!

Chad and Sommer Tucker said...

Your cake turned out awesome!!! Happy Birthday to Abby Kate...she is soooo cute!! We wish we could've been there.
Sommer, Chad and Grif

Sarah said...

So much fun! Love the pics of her behind her birthday table.

sara said...

Beautiful....looks like a fun celebration. We chose dark pink and orange as a theme, too...gonna tie in some orange pumpkins, etc.
How is she already two? How is mine already one?
Time flies.

Meg Palmer said...

Can I say Mom of the year? Looks like we missed out on one heck of a party! I think I would've eaten my cupcake fast as well! You are so creative! Happy Birthday to AK! Hope to see you soon!
John loved the comment of "not a day over 25."

Lori said...

Hooray!!! Happy birthday sweet Abby Kate. You are so precious, and you bring your parents and extended family great joy!!!

Glad you had a special day. That bouncy house story is so funny!!! I was laughing out loud at the thought of screaming toddlers as the bouncy house deflated and they began sinking.

Lyndsay said...

Wow, your decorations, cake and cupcakes look great! You never fail to impress! Looks like she had a great time....she sounded so excited and so cute when I talked to her. All I could understand was "birf-day cake" and "wuv you"....SO CUTE! I hate that we missed it this year, but hope to see you all soon (possibly Thanksgiving?)! Love you guys!

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

you are the coolest mom ever! i am so copying your ideas! i love the picture of her with her arms up- looks like she's sayin... TADAAA!