Saturday, June 8, 2013

Millie is 2!

I now have a two year old! She's 2! 
She isn't a baby anymore. 
She runs around, she talks, she feeds herself, she watches TV, and she picks out the certain pajamas she wants to sleep in. She plays with baby dolls for long periods of time while cooking in her play kitchen. 
It is hard to grasp how fast Millie has grown. I take a million pictures because I don't want to forget a moment. 

Millie woke up to find her presents from us. She was thrilled over each gift. We gave her a baby doll bed, a book, a Curious George movie, and food that she can cut up. 
This picture is my favorite of the day. It was her special breakfast. I haven't iced the cupcakes yet.
Today is the day that blowing out candles became fun.
After her cupcake, she requested pizza (leftover from last night) and a juice box. This was about 8 am this morning.
Then we had a party! At first it was going to be very casual. I sent Internet invitations to one group of friends. Then when I actually started planning the party (about 6 days ago), I kept thinking of more food and decorations to buy to make it a little more fun.
Sunscreen party favors may be a repeat as long as we have pool parties.
The guest book. I think it was my mom who started this idea. We give Millie a book for her birthday, and all the guest from her party sign it. Then every time we read it, we see all the sweet happy birthday notes from our friends.
I don't normally do naked pictures, but after the party was over, and everyone was gone, I was getting Millie out of her swimsuit. She started running around the yard, and she thought it was hilarious. I couldn't resist taking a picture of the birthday girl in her birthday suit. 
 This picture was taken on my phone after dinner. It was her third time to blow out the candles for today.
Sweet Millie we love you more than words can say.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:15

It is funny to think back to the day of her birth while I'm pregnant. As we celebrate her life, I feel her little brother moving around. All day I keep thinking back to the anticipation of having this little girl. Now, two years have gone by, and we are all looking forward to meeting brother who is still growing in my womb. Thank you Lord for knitting Millie and making her so wonderful. I can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you.