The sweet birthday girl.
I can't believe my baby is two years old! For those who are interested, here's Part I: just a brief sentiment and birthday wishes for Sophia. Below is a sort of scrapbook of the day. It was a simple birthday, but a very, very happy one.
Our early bird was insistent on a bowl of strawberries while Mama was making waffles. You never can make waffles fast enough for a birthday girl!
Notice her attempting to put on all her birthday clothes at once.
Stockmar crayons were a gift from Mama and Daddy.
James is nonplussed by the festivities.
Waffles are ready! Sophia’s favorite breakfast. Every morning she wakes up and says, “’affles! Sy-up!” Well, birthday girl, you get your wish today.
Sophia’s second birthday figurine takes her place.
My little fashionista.
Grammie (my mom) and I took Sophia out to Elizabeth & Alexander’s for tea. It’s a tradition we started on her birthday last year. We enjoyed it so much that there wasn’t any time for pictures, so you’ll have to take my word for it! But, here Sophia is playing in the car. Had I known she would have gotten such a kick out of this, we wouldn’t have driven all the way to see…
…baby ducks! Wouldn’t you know, this is the only time we got to see them. About 10 seconds later, they waddled off with there mama and darned if we could find out where they’d waddled, too. But, let me tell you, we looked for a long time.
Singing “Happy Birthday” after Sophia’s favorite dinner of spaghetti with Sicilian meatballs and fresh green beans from the farmer’s market that she helped me pick out after her nap this afternoon. The market was special Mama & daughter time, so alas, there were no pictures, but it was a wonderful time for the two of us.
Sophia’s birthday cake was inspired by one of her other favorite foods: peanut butter and jelly! It’s my staple vanilla cake recipe with our homemade strawberry jam and homemade peanut butter frosting. I decorated the cake with flowers from the market.
Happy birthday, Bunny Girl! Daddy and I love you so much, Sweetie.