Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Rose!

We successfully celebrated Rose's second birthday this weekend, thanks to some cooperation by her little brother who didn't arrive early to thwart our plans. Hopefully, he'll stay put long enough to escape sharing a birthday with his sister for the rest of his life. We kept it simple again this year, but tried to incorporate as much purple as possible. Grandma and Grandpa came over to help celebrate, help play and help out in general. We all dined on the favorite hot dogs grilled with love by Daddy. Put that together with presents, a handful of Skyping sessions, cupcakes and a trip to the park, and you get one tired, content toddler. The evening ended with the adults sitting around the baby monitor listening to Rose sing herself to sleep (something she rarely does). What was she singing? "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...." And then she was out. Here are some pictures Grandpa took of the afternoon.

Rose, are you excited about your birthday party?

 Presents!


 Guess who's idea this present was?


Rose had to try on every outfit she got. At least it's a good time of year for layering.


Food for cutting and serving. It's serious business.


But so much fun to feed baby in her new highchair.


A new scooter and helmet! I think she was equally excited about both.


Even though it was snowing earlier in the day, we lucked out with a sunny afternoon.



I was so proud of Rose for how quickly she took to riding her scooter. She was fearless. She doesn't quite have the two feet on concept, but she could push it around with one foot right off the bat. 


 "Happy Birthday to you..."


And after a few tries she blew out the candle, though I think the "make a wish" part escaped her.


Today, daycare celebrated with a specatular handmade paper hat, snacks and another rendition of Happy Birthday. Rose seems quite comfortable in the spotlight.


Happy Birthday Rose Amelia Livingston!

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