Happy Birthday, Littlest Brewster!

I can’t believe it but yesterday my little baby girl turned two! Two!! I guess she’s not a baby anymore. She’s officially a toddler now. 😦 Where did the time go?!?!?

I plan on doing an actual 24 month update ((Which will most likely be my last monthly update for LB – we’ll transition to maybe every few months after that.)) in a couple of days. (Read: when I have the time and energy.) But I wanted to share some pictures from her birthday party.

LB had quite the turnout for her 2nd birthday! Not only did DB’s mom and our neighbor Sherry (whom LB calls “Billsherry” becasue she’s apparently not a separate entity from her husband) come over, so did my friend Cris and her family, my dad and Kathy, and Mike, Sarah, Alex, and Ben – all the way from Charlotte! I couldn’t believe so many people were willing to drive such a long way to celebrate with us.

Now, most of you who know me know that I am not a girly girl. And I don’t really have a tendency to girly-up LB. But I decided that she needed a pretty outfit for her birthday and got her this from Target:Dec.22.13.1Cris said she was very proud of me for not just dressing her in shorts and T-shirt for her birthday.

I got a little worried because, shortly before the guest started to arrive, we had a bit of pout coming on.
Dec.22.13.3But it was nothing that watching a round of What Does The Fox Say? followed by a little Sweet Brown Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That couldn’t fix. ((If you’ve never seen the Sweet Brown song, you should watch it. It’s hilarious.)) And by the time everyone arrived, LB was back to her usual sunny self.

Not that my baking isn’t delicious, but I decided I wanted the Littlest Brewster to have a pretty cake this year. So we ordered one from WholeFoods and I was very pleased with how it turned out, given the lack of direction I gave them. ((I’ve never done this birthday party crap before. I didn’t know how detailed to be. The lady says, “What flavor?” I say, “Ummm, vanilla?” and she says “What do you want on it?” I say, “Happy Birthday? Oh, and she likes butterflies and ladybugs.” Luckily, they know what they’re doing.))

Didn't it turn out nicely?

Didn’t it turn out nicely?

With all the people that came insisting on bringing a gift, the gift opening got a little hectic. Not that I begrudge LB gifts on her birthday (it’s once a year, for Pete’s sake!), she’s just very into the “Mine! Mine!” phase and I don’t want her to turn into a greedy little terror. But it’s once a year. Once a year. That’s what I’ll keep telling myself. It’s not your birthday that turns you into a greedy little terror, it’s how you are the other 364 days of the year.

Also, I think part of the problem with having a birthday so close to Christmas is that it doesn’t give us time to absorb all of this crap these toys before the onslaught of Christmas gifts rolls in. If you’ve got a summer birthday, there are 6 months to use and abuse your new toys before the holidays roll around. Not so for us, my friend. But LB was super excited about all of her gifts – particularly the kitchen accessories/food and the baby doll that came with its own bathtub. She actually insisted on taking a nap with her new baby; I’m pretty sure they will soon be inseparable.

Dec.22.13.4 Dec.22.13.5 Dec.22.13.6 Silly MommyOverall we had a really nice time. It was great to see how many people love our Littlest Brewster as much as we do. I mean, we think she’s pretty awesome, but we may be slightly biased.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Littlest Brewster!

  1. Happy Birthday, LB! Looks like you had a fantastic time!

    We’re dealing with the same thing with the toy situation. I’m going to try and sneak some of the toys away while she’s sleeping and stash them in my closet, then bring them out periodically during the year. Of course, that’s assuming my toddler who never forgets anything will magically not remember every single little toy.

    Oh and the cake looks gorgeous! My cake is going to go hide in shame now…

  2. As always, LB looks absolutely adorable, it is hard to believe she is two already!! Once you have a child it is amazing how fast time really flies! And that cake is beautiful, I’ll have to keep them in mind next time I need a cake! Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Happy birthday, LB!! I’ll have to pick your brain sometime for tips and tricks about birthdays close to Christmas (Baby 2.0 is due Jan 13th, but I’m at the point where I feel like I’m about to give birth whenever I sneeze).

    • I can’t believe baby 2.0 is almost here!

      My only tip so far – be sneaky and hide some of the gifts for a few weeks or months down the road, when she ceases to be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new toys and she’ll actually *appreciate* them.

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