Tuesday, September 01, 2009

One Birthday Party Down!

Saturday afternoon was the first of Marlie's 2 birthday parties. She is always a great napper but I guess she was too excited about her party. She spent most of the afternoon in her crib talking to herself and never fell asleep! That alone had me stressed out by party time.
Marlie was so happy to have all her favorite friends over! They played outside and in our little pool. We grilled some hamburgers and hotdogs and had a few sides. I made a butterfly birthday cake and ladybug cupcakes. Even though Marlie was surviving on adrenaline, we all had a great time. We really appreciate all of our friends that came to celebrate Marlie's 2nd birthday with us!
My friend Kelly made these cute invitations for us

The kids playing outside

Getting ready for cake

Blowing out the candles!

I forgot to take a picture of the cupcakes until much later

She enjoyed her ladybug!

Opening presents with friends

Thanking her friends with hugs

Here is the surprise guest of the party! This picture makes it look bigger than it was, but a tiny baby bunny hopped through our fence. Our 4 year old neighbor, Hunter (ironic name, huh?) just picked it right up! After much debate and some children who begged their parents for a new pet, we released the bunny back into the "wild". He was definitely an exciting finale for the party though!

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