Monday, May 21

My baby is TWO!!

Time flies! All day long I was thinking "This time 2 years ago, I was ___ dilated or they broke my water" or whatever. It is so surreal that I was in that position and will be again soon. I know I say it all the time, but it is so unbelievable that it is all happening again.

It hit home even more yesterday because Chase Maddex finally came home. He has been in the hospital since he was born April 23rd and it made things seem not so real. But I was thinking last night that Bryan and Laurie are starting to do the nighttime feedings and diaperings on their own now. That made me think that maybe one day I will be there too. Anyway, we are so happy for them and for us too because we couldn't wait to have another baby on the cul-de-sac. Chase has a giant ready-made family waiting for him to get a little bigger and play.

Leah's birthday and neighborhood party were so much fun but SO tiring. After her party was over, I couldn't even clean up. I just sat on the couch and relaxed while Mike and Ronni did it all. She has been such a help this past week. THANK YOU RONNI! Anyway, we planted flowers and painted T-shirts. Corralling 13 kids to do these things was just about impossible. Also we had planned on having Leah's swingset put together by the party, but following a comedy of errors (none on our part) it was not even started. So we decided to fill up her little pool, but no one knew to bring suits. Parents were hounded for 2 hours with "Please can we go get my suit." I felt really bad. But I think ultimately everyone had fun. Here are a few pics from Leah's actual birthday day and then her party. There are lots more pictures and some video on our homepage. Just click the link on the top left.

Leah trying out her new Power Wheel ATV

Enjoying a cupcake at Ian's backyard cookout

I look lovely, but here is the flower I planted for BABY

Leah's face was AMAZING when we sang Happy Birthday to her

Also, don't forget to email me your question for the Book Tour by Friday if you are participating. I know people get busy, but don't let me down. :)



Keri Donald said...

Leah's expressions while everyone sang was absolutely pricesless!!! What a beautiful little girl! It IS hard to believe that she's already 2!

Emily said...

I think Leah wants to eat that cake...did you make it? It looks AMAZING.

Nikki said...

I love that she was blowing out her candles at the end too! She's so beautiful! Can't wait to see you this weekend!!

Aussiefoxes said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH. I am so glad your birthday and party were so amazing.

Jeri, Bruce, Jordana and Connor

NaeNae said...

I LOVE her birthday cake!