Thursday, December 30, 2010

Roadtrip Part 6: Ivy Turns Two

I'm getting a little backed up and have a lot of things to post, so I'm going to cut back on my annoying commentary. I'm sure you won't mind, right? We're getting ready to move to Reno next week, so I'll fill you in on that later.

Back to my backlog...

Ivy turned two on Nov 24, the day before Thanksgiving.

11 - November30

Here is where I would do a little update on her development, interests, skills, etc. Sigh. I'm sorry second child, but I don't think it's going to happen here. (Luckily I've been writing things down in my journal occasionally.)

We weighed and measured her when we got back from our trip. She's 32.5 inches and just shy of 21 lbs. Still a tiny little squirt. And still eats like a champ.

My mom got her a bunch of dress up shoes and a crown. Those, along with the figurines I put on her cake were the favorite toys of the weekend (and perhaps the year. . . they're both still playing with them all the time.)



She wanted a princess cake so I slapped one together using random pans that my mom had and used this Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Filling and Brown Sugar Frosting recipe. Twice. As well as a batch of my favorite chocolate cake ever.


I snagged these plastic sparkly princess figurines when we were at Disneyland the week before.

11 - November31

I think they were more excited about those than the cake.

11 - November32



Blowing out the candles . . . (luckily I stuck wooden skewers in the towers or those would have blown out as well.)

11 - November33

Still playing with the princesses while the cake & ice cream remain almost untouched.

11 - November34

Ivy and Grandma Phillips. . .


Here's my favorite sequence of pictures . . .


First we have Ivy opening a set of little cars. (Yes, girls get cars, too!)


The next gift is a dress and some tights.


C'mon Ivy, get excited. (By the way, she looks adorable in it.)


Once she figures out what it is, she reaches back for the toys.


Not into clothes yet, I see.


She'll come around eventually. :)


Jodi said...

Ahhh...Happy Birthday Ivy! She is so cute. You are a good mom and did a cake and party. Ryan got dinner out and a brownie with candles on it! He has 1 inch and 5 lbs on her but he is by far my littlest one too!

Cassia said...

Wow. Two already? Crazy how time flies!

Yvonne Hansen said...

So cute! I love the cake, and I love seeing pics of your girls. We both have two girls and they are really close in age! Alli turned 2 July 30th :)
Good luck with the move!