Between traveling for Thanksgiving, prepping for Christmas and finalizing all the move arrangements, Ally’s birthday at the beginning of the month got a little squeezed for attention. Of course, she handled it all with typical aplomb. Really.
Right now, Ally is coasting through life on rainbow roller skates. Unlike her more serious sister, at two, Ally likes nothing more than making us laugh with silly faces, shaking her bum on any dance floor and being the self-elected mayor of day care.
She let her big sister ‘help’ unwrap her presents and ‘help’ blow our her candles and ‘help’ eat that first piece of cake. But it’s all good. Life as a two year old with a big sister and a house full of dolls is a pretty good life. Except nap time. Nap time still stinks.
We had a good run. We jumped from bouncy house to bouncy house and she never questioned it. I guess she thought it was a fun weekend activity that featured cake and all her friends. But this February it finally caught up to us when she started to talking about her party. Uh oh.
So we she had a party. We found a place (the Y), a theme (princess/Hawaii), an activity (gymnastics – didn’t see that coming) and made some cupcakes (half chocolate/half vanilla).
And it was a good day. Happy fourth birthday, big sister.
Cecilia’s celebrated her first birthday this past weekend with verve and style. Actually she was a little sick (how appropriate given the day care colds we’ve endured this year) and off her game, but even on an off day she managed to make everyone smile.
One lesson learned for next year: start the party earlier. By the time we presented the birthday girl with her cupcake she was teetering on the edge of a meltdown and even pink buttercream wasn’t going to save her. She was a bit half hearted in her tasting. Luckily she’ll have plenty more birthdays to sample.