Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Alice!

Our little Alice is 2 - it is so hard to believe that it has been two years already since she made her appearance!  She is talking up a storm now and is very active and enjoying "school" very much.  We are so proud of the Little Girl she is becoming!

As have become standard for us, her birthday celebrations were filled with lots of fun and lots of friends and loved ones.  This year, we did a combo birthday/housewarming party.  Prior to the party, she opened some presents over Skype with Grandma Marcia and Papa Pete:

She also opened some gifts over Skype from Auntie Vicky, Uncle Brandon, Miranda and Baby "Ijah":

On the morning of her birthday, she opened a toy ceramic tea set from Mommy and Daddy and has had a great time hosting tea parties daily.  Here are some shots from the first of many such tea parties:

She also opened an easel from Mommy and Daddy - the chalk board has become her favorite part of it and she spends lots of time drawing on it each day:

(The flip side is a white board):

Auntie Chris and Uncle Dan were so excited for Alice's birthday party, they arrived early to help us get ready (and to give Alice her presents!):

Soon, the festivities began.  Alice was so excited to wear her "birthday party hat" and to welcome all of her friends and family to her new home!

The birthday girl:

The first of (hopefully) many fun get-togethers at our new home:

Alice and Grampie, having fun with the chalkboard at the party:

Alice's birthday cake - the theme of the party was that of one of her favorite books "If You Give a Pig a Party" by Laura Numeroff:

Every room was filled with laughter, fun and great conversation:

Alice received a tricycle from Grammie and Grampie - she was quite excited about it!

Alice and Mommy, enjoying the party:

Alice's was born two days before Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris's anniversary.  There is now a lot to celebrate in Mid-May!  Happy Anniversary, Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris!

The next morning, Alice was still so excited about all of the fun from the night before.  Here she is enjoying her new tricycle, in her new house - what could be better?
Here is the whole album from Alice's 2nd birthday.  Many thanks to all who have surrounded Alice with love over the past 2 years - we are so blessed to have such a great group of friends and family around her - much love to you all!

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