Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Madison!

Our baby girl turned 2 years old this past Saturday! Can you believe it?! We hardly can. It is so true that time flies, especially with baby number 2. Madison woke up on her birthday to find this 3-story dollhouse in our living room. Her Aunt Tom & Uncle Joe decided she needed this on her birthday! They even drove it down the day before her birthday so it would be here in time.
Here is a look at the dollhouse from the front.
I was a little skeptical of the dollhouse at first. I really thought it would be too mature for her and I just KNEW these little pieces of furniture would spend most of their time spread out all over the floor. But...
Madison LOVED it! She immediately started playing. I guess all little girls just know what to do. I must say, this is quite the dollhouse. Even I played with it a little the night we put it together. ;) (shh, don't tell anyone!) Thank you so much, Aunt Tom & Uncle Joe. She loves it!
I decided against inviting friends to Madison's party this year and just invited family instead. Mostly because there is simply not room for numerous toddlers in our house, plus just thinking about that scenario makes me really uptight, nervous, and just downright scared. All of the party places in town were way too pricey for a 2 year old birthday party, so I decided on just family thinking it would be low-key and way less work. Well, not so much. We cooked a huge meal and boy was it good. We had barbeque chicken quarters, rolls, macaroni and cheese, green beans, baked potatoes, deviled eggs, and a salad with lots of great toppings.

Grammy was VERY generous and made turtle cheesecake and Italian Cream Cake for dessert. I made some homemade vanilla ice cream to go along with it. The cakes were delish! They were worth every single WW point!
Uncle Ryan feeding Madison her birthday cake. Madison loves her Uncle Ryan!
Finally, it was time to open presents. Madison got several books...The Itsy, Bitsy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus, and several Dr. Seuss books.
The highlight of the party was watching Madison play with her Baby Alive doll from Uncle Ryan & Aunt Melissa. To say she loved it is an understatement. The baby is super cute. It talks and asks for bananas and juice and you feed it. Madison did not want to stop playing with this doll. Finally, we convinced her to unwrap the rest of her presents.
Madison also received an adorable baby doll bed from Grammy & Papa.
Mema gave her a baby doll to put in it. It makes baby noises as well and moves it's arms. Logan enjoys playing with it, too.

Uncle Chad, Aunt Becca, and cousin William gave Madison this adorable polka dot dress, along with a few other things. This dress has a razorback on the chest. So cute!
Grandma & Grandpa gave Madison this CD of Bible songs. She loves it. They also gave her a couple sundresses, a Minnie Mouse shirt, and Minnie Mouse panties (for the future.)
Uncle Ryan gave Madison this cute dress with houses around the bottom.
Ryan's girlfriend, Joanna, gave Madison this baby doll that came with a doctor set. Madison enjoyed listening to everyone's heartbeat...
even Logan's!
Even Logan enjoyed the party, and looked cute doing it!
A great time was had by all. Thanks so much to everyone who came and celebrated with us!


Katherine Grant

Kristy your kids are too cute! Gald you're doing well.

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