a birthday weekend fit for a two year old!

Monday, January 28, 2013


We blew out candles at breakfast. We blew out candles in the afternoon for fun. We blew out candles at dinner. We blew out candles at cake time. The girl could not get enough of candle blowing!

Evelyn hadn't the faintest idea of what a birthday entailed, but she knew the day was gonna be a good one when she saw 48 cupcakes and a mini-cake on the counter. "up-kay, up-kay" (translation - cupcake) was chanted all day long until finally the torture ended when friends joined us for a small gathering. Uh, and I am so mad that I didn't get pictures of all our wonderful friends who came to celebrate with us. Too busy playing hostess, I guess :) And I think everyone was surprised when Ev decided to ditch the fork and face plant it into the cake. That was so last year at your first birthday, Ev. Show some decorum, little lady ;) I kid, I loved that she did that. Presents were kept simple. Grammy & Papa gave her a fab retro little kitchen. Ev already whipped up her first batch of eggs on it this morning. I jumped on the teepee fad and threw together a quick little tent for her, modeled after this one.

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  1. Looks like a wonderful birthday and you can tell she loved every minute! I love that tent too!

    Xo, B

  2. What a perfect birthday! You make the most delicious birthday cupcakes. :)

  3. I am so making a teepee now! And I bet Ev's new kitchen was made by the same company that made Annaleigh's (her's is pink and in different pieces, but has that same retro look. One of my best Craigslist finds!).

  4. Ahh! This video is so cute. I love how she says "oh no!" when she blows it out haha. Also, I love her little hairbands that she's always wearing. I didn't have a lot of hair either when I was younger, so my mother would always put me in headbands like Ev's! (But that was because people thought I was a boy...haha). Looks like a fun weekend!


  5. This looks like such a fun birthday! She is so darling :)

  6. It looks like you all had a fabulous second birthday celebration!
    Her face dive into the cake is so funny and sweet!

    Love the teepee. My grandmother made one out of sticks and a sheet for the backyard when my cousins and I were all kids.

    Loads of fun!


  7. What a sweetheart!

    And your home looks wonderful ... it's all coming together so nicely.

    Happy Birthday to Evelyn!

  8. Happy birthday to Evelyn! What a fun day for her!

    p.s. where is the instagram poster(?) from?

    p.p.s. I'm dying over your outfit. Love it all.

  9. aww, happy birthday! she's so sweet :) looks like a fun day, even if she wasn't sure what was going on haha!


  10. Absolutely adorable!!! Its the little moments, like these that are the best!!! 48 cupcakes, way to go betty crocker!!! Happy 2nd Birthday again little Ms. Eve!!!!!

  11. My favorite is of course the picture where she just starts to go at it, face first in the cake...awesome. She always looks so cute, as do you. Take care,

    Shauna xoxo

  12. so so cute! happy birthday to your little girl!!
    ps-im dying to know where you got that blue kitchen set up from, i LOVE it.

  13. What a cutie!!! Love her cake too!

  14. Happy birthday Evelyn. Can't believe she is two. Pretty sure she was a baby when I saw her last :) So, I noticed a picture collage hanging behind Evelyn in one of your pictures. I would love to know how you made this! What program did you use, and how/where did you print it? I seriously wish I had half of your creativity!

  15. Evelyn is such a cutie. I love these birthday photos!

  16. happy birthday to your adorable girl! I LOVE that teepee - so cool!