Birthday Weekend Things

We had a great weekend celebrating our big TWO year old! We kept it very low key - the weather was snowy and cold so a slow morning at home as a family was a good way to start the birthday girl's day!

We had waffles for breakfast (we had to wake her up at 10:30 to eat!) followed by gifts and playing with toys for a bit. We took the girls to an open gym session at a nearby gymnastics school for some indoor fun. By the end, Gracyn was doing partial flips into the foam pit. Totally surprised with how brave she was being! Future gymnast, perhaps?

These jumbo farm animals were a hit! The kids were fighting over them all day. I really love the Learning Resources brand. Their toys are high quality (especially love their play food) and they actually get played with!

We made a pink cake for our girl but I had a major #momfail moment when I realized we didn't have any candles. Justin taped matches onto Qtips so we could at least light something to sing Happy Birthday. I felt so bad but we made it work!

After the open gym play sesh we made a stop at the hospital to meet Stella Lillian, my cousin's new baby girl. She is so precious and tiny! Gracyn was SO excited to hold her and was so gentle. It basically made my ovaries ache. We love you, already Stella!

On Sunday afternoon, we had some of our neighbors over to decorate gingerbread houses. Justin, who turned out to be a master gingerbread house-maker, helped me assemble the houses on Saturday night. My houses looked like a hot mess and his were all nice and neat. He's in charge of the next pinterest party. Ha!

We had a great time and the kids did such a great job decorating! We think this is a new annual tradition, for sure!

This week will be full of grocery shopping, baking and {more} Christmas shopping. I swear I'm almost done - need 2 more things! My parents and little brother are joining us for Christmas and I can't wait to see their faces!


  1. WOW ... when you said jumbo, you meant it! I can see why the girls like to play with the animals! Love all the little houses - brave people to take on the neighborhood kids with an inside activity! See you soon!

  2. I LOVE when little kids decorate gingerbread's always so cute!