Anya’s birthday celebration (with pictures!!!)

Filed under: baby's progress,family,friends,photos — by Lauren on October 19th, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

We had a fabulous time celebrating Anya’s birthday – and we have 209 pictures to show for it!  Here are some of the highlights:

Celebrating at school on Friday morning:

The cake I made for the party (it’s made out of cupcakes):

Our birthday girl first thing in the morning:

We started the day out by opening some presents from Lex’s family.  Anya got some wonderful gifts, including some neat puzzles from Grammy and Papa Ducky and a Dora the Explorer doll from Aunt Marnie.  She also got a Dora fleece blanket which I made for her.  Then we got dressed and headed out to the pumpkin patch.  It was very cold out, but she had a great time:

Next we stopped at the bookstore to try to replace Anya’s copy of It’s Sharing Dayit seems to have disappeared 🙁 – but they didn’t have it in stock.  We did get her a different Dora book as a consolation prize, and then we all had lunch together at the Cheesecake Factory – yum:

About halfway through lunch, Anya begged to go on the rides outside of JC Penney, and how could we say no to the birthday girl?  She still doesn’t know that it’s possible to make them move by putting money in them, and if we’re lucky we’ll get to milk that for another two years.  For now, she’s content to climb on them:

We headed to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to take a nap before the big party after lunch. Then at 4 pm Anya’s friends and some of her cousins joined her at Gymboree to celebrate her second birthday:

After the party we went back to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for pizza and presents:

Anya received many fabulous gifts from our family and her friends, and we are so appreciative!  She ended her birthday video chatting with her Grammy and Papa Ducky before going to bed.  We’re all exhausted from our busy day, but we hope that Anya enjoyed her second birthday!  Video clips will hopefully be posted soon – we’ve got about 30 minutes of footage to pare down.  I also forgot to take her bear picture today (OOPS!) so that should be up shortly as well.

5 Responses to “Anya’s birthday celebration (with pictures!!!)”

  1. Marnie Says:

    I’m glad the birthday girl had such a splendid day!

  2. Jamie Says:

    Aww that looks like so much fun, and what a busy day!!

  3. Lauren Says:

    Thanks, Jamie and Marnie! I think she had a great day, and that’s what mattered the most to us! Marnie – she LOVES her Boots and Dora dolls and wants to take them everywhere with us.

  4. Saina, Braiden & Noah Says:

    Happy, happy (belated!) birthday, Anya!!! So sorry we missed your birthday, but we’ve been thinking about you guys! Braide will love your videos, we’ll have to watch them tomorrow. What a great day!

    Saina

  5. Lauren Says:

    Thanks, Saina! I hope you and Braiden enjoyed the video. We’ve been having a lot of fun looking at Braiden’s birthday photos, too.