Saturday, May 12, 2012

Birthday Season!

This weekend we ventured to Lexington for the third birthday party in our slew of babies born a year ago!  I'm so sad that my camera battery died last weekend at Clover's party.  We had oodles of fun at John and Megan's Cinco De Mayo De Derby De Clover!  Sylvia loved the tiny sombreros and shakers and we all giggled when the babies put on their moustaches.  It doesn't get any cuter than that, so you'll have to use your imagination instead of a picture.  Sorry.

Today, though, my camera was up and running!  Audrey's party was a roaring good time.  Emily and Michael pulled out all the stops to provide a circus themed extravaganza in their backyard, and I've never seen so many kids in one place before.  Someone mentioned that our parties sure have changed, now that all these little ones are running around.  So true!

We were the first ones there, which meant we had first dibs on the hat making table.  There were also balloon animals, provided by Emily's brother, and hot dogs, so...Sylvia was in heaven all afternoon.

And just when she thought the party couldn't get better, they busted out the cupcakes!

Audrey opened all of her wonderful presents and ate some delicious one-year birthday cake.

During the present opening, Sylvia got drenched in the baby pool so I changed her into her spare dress (which, by some miracle, we remembered to toss in the diaper bag), and then I let her drink from a bottle of water, so she drenched dress number two!  Thank goodness it's spring and she's only two years old, because I just whipped the second dress off and let her run around in her diaper, which she LOVED.  We tossed both dresses in the dryer and they were done by the time we left, so she didn't have to ride home naked, thank goodness!

Clover contemplates the meaning of life.  She'll have it figured out in no time.

They had a really cute photo booth set up, but of course, by the time we got in it, Sylvia was playing "naked baby" and all she wanted to put on were the necklaces.  All of them.  Girl wasn't satisfied until the prop table was completely cleared of beads.  Look at that ding-dong!  She makes me laugh.

It's all fun and games when you're two, but I better not see this same picture in 16 years!
As always, it was a great time visiting with friends in Lexington, some of whom we haven't seen in a very long time!  Sylvia was pooped when we got home, and frankly, so am I at the moment, so I'm going to log off, take a bath, and go to bed early so I can sleep in LATE tomorrow!  (That's all I want for Mother's Day - sleep.  Which is hard to come by when one daughter wants to jump on your bed and the other one wants to kick you from the inside.  We'll see how it goes.)

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