Thursday, July 7, 2011

Abby's TWO!!

Well,  I had all of these grand plans for Abby's Birthday, but none of it really came together. 
(It seems to sneak up on me each year)

Good thing she is only 2 and won't remember any of it.

The Grandparents sure did a great job making sure she felt special. 
They sent packages and talked to her on the webcam (a few days early). It was cute because she would start singing Happy Birthday back to them. She was a little tired and cranky on Sunday, but still had fun opening presents.
 (Sunday, two days before her Birthday)

Beep, beep, beep, beep-beep-beep.
****We interupt this birthday program to bring you the 4th of July!****

On the fourth I honestly felt really homesick for Utah. 
I miss the parades, the hometown feeling, the West Point dinner, the booths at the park and definitely laying on a blanket playing games waiting for the fireworks to start. 

But luckily we have some wonderful friends that invited us over for a BBQ to help dull that homesick feeling.  Thanks Olsen's!
 It was nice to let the kids run around in the yard and be able to just chill and chat with everyone that was there. We did get forced inside because of a sudden down pour, but it was still so much fun. 
After it got good and dark, we had a small package of fireworks to light off and some sparklers for the kiddos to play with. It was a fun, fun night. 

Okay, onto Abby's special day.
Here she is on her arrival day, I just love this picture. 

Our big TWO year old!
She was so excited to wear her new birthday dress!

Happy Birthday Abby!

She was so cute trying to blow out her candles.

Finally Ryan got her to puff out the air and it got them.

Of course Sarah enjoyed the cupcakes!
(or at least the frosting) 

Abby mostly loved the ice cream.

All that sugar, makes for a happy Birthday girl. 

If we would have thought more clearly, we would have done presents first, but we cleaned up Abby, got her dressed again, and did presents. 

She wasn't a fan of "Heavy, heavy hang over"

but definitely loved opening presents.

Her new kitty from Sarah.

It was a simple and fun Birthday, just the way we like it.

Well Abby, I can hardly believe you are two! It is crazy how fast time flies. I love you lots and lots and am so glad that I get to be your mommy. Can't wait to see all the fun things you learn to do this year. 
I love you! 


Tiffany said...

how did she get so big?! we miss you guys!

P.S. I would love to hear about your sewing projects! Your sewing machine looks like a lot of fun!

Ash said...

Holy crap! I can't believe she's already two either! Seems like just yesterday we were standing in your basement posing for a gal pal pic. So much has happened since then. I miss ya Liz! It'll be awesome when you come home for good!!! Pitts is dang lucky to have you livin in their town.

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Deb said...

Happy Birthday to one of the cutest two year olds EVER! (I say 'one of' cuz my own daughter is two, you know...) Anyway, looks like a fun birthday. I love that first picture of her, she's so stinking cute. I'm glad you had a fun 4th of July after all too.

Melissa said...

What a fun birthday and 4th of July. Glad you got to go to a BBQ even though it wasn't the West Point traditions you were longing for. If it makes you feel any better I didn't even watch fireworks...LAME huh! The ice cream and cup cake pics are so fun! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Abby!!!