The baby of our family, Cameron, is now a toddler. Turning two years old today, she has now officially emerged from her little baby cocoon and is on the road to adolescence. Yes, my timeline is a bit dramatic – but I promise it truly does go by in the blink of an eye!
But enough about my emotions. Check out the fun we had today celebrating Cameron, aka Scooby.
She partied topless (and pants-less) for most of the morning, much to her delight. What is it with the desire to run around naked?! I don’t get it. I digress.
Also, we are in a phase where this (see below) is her smile. I promise she’s a happy child.
We decked the walls with homemade decorations in the wee hours before her brunch party. All the big kids helped mommy and daddy with this.
We gave Cameron her birthday gift early so she could play in it the whole day. The kids all enjoyed her new pop-up ball pit. I’m thrilled, because sometimes you just never know what’s going to be a hit and what’s going to be a waste of space, hunk ‘o junk.
Oh, and there’s her “smile” again.
Lots of yummy food was prepared. I love being pregnant and cooking up a feast. I get to make everything I personally am craving. So, yay for me. The menu consisted of white chicken chili, Pioneer Woman’s Cowboy Quiche, mustard roasted potatoes, tomato feta salad, white cheddar mac and cheese, lemon yogurt cake and cupcakes.
When party time came, Cammie was appropriately dressed in the same adorable skirt that Natalie wore for her second birthday.
And then friends came over to shower her with love and affection and joy and kindness and delight and sharing of toys and all the things a parent could want their children to experience.
Hubby and I are absolutely blessed by the presence of these folks, who stick by us through all the years and all the kids and all the ups and the downs. We’re an undeniably lucky crew.
We blinked our eyes and Cameron turned two. She’s a much changed girl from last year.
This year she embraced the birthday process and the happy birthday song and even blew out her own candle. She also enjoyed the heck out of that cupcake.
With memories still fresh from Christmas, she remembered that opening gifts is awesome and that she should get fired up for this part of her big day.
Cameron received many, many generous and treasured and thoughtful gifts.
And since we are parents who accidentally scheduled her party during her nap time (because we are brilliant and not insane and not forgetful), Cameron was a tired toddler who almost took a nap on her first gift, a puppy dog sleeping bag.
We have so many friends and family to thank for celebrating with us. It would never be the same without you all.
Here’s to cherishing another blessed year with our Cameron!