Saturday, July 14, 2012

Your 2nd Birthday!!

First off, I cannot believe you are TWO!  These past two years have been THE BEST in my life!  You have brought SO MUCH JOY to us and we love you so much!!  I wanted to make your second birthday party as special as a "thank you" for being in our lives!  We are so grateful for you and words cannot express how much we love you and are so glad and proud that you are our daughter!

So, you are TOTALLY into puppies right now, so you had a PUPPY PAWTAY for your 2nd birthday! 

The main activity and theme was for you and your friends to "adopt" puppies.  We put them all in a crate at the "Puppy Pound" station and each child got to choose their puppy to adopt and fill out adoption papers.  Next, they went to the "Puppy Vet" where Nana pretended to be a vet and did a quick check-up of the puppies, gave them their shots and handed out "puppy vitamins" (sweet tart bone-shaped candies) and a puppy care checklist.  Then, they went to "Puppies R Us Supplies" to get supplies for their puppies.  Supplies included "Puppy Food" (Cocoa Puffs), "Puppy Treats" (Scoobie Snacks/bone-shaped graham crackers), balls, puppy pads and a collar.  Finally, they went to the "Puppy Groomers" station to give their dogs a quick (pretend) bath and do a little grooming which included spraying "Flea Spray".

Here's a few pictures of the food at the party!  The cake was made by my friend Brandi.  She did you first birthday cake and does such a beautiful job!  The food consisted of "Fetch" (dipped pretzel rods), "Bark" (chocolate birthday bark) and "Treats" (bone shaped iced cookies and puppy chow a.k.a. muddie buddies).

I made all of the decorations using the Cricut for the most part.  There was also a picture collage of YOU from the past two years.  I can't tell you how long I stared at it just thinking about how much JOY that you've brought us!

You loved all of the puppies and were saying "Woof woof" the entire time.  And, of course, you had to get in the puppy pound just like all of the other kids.

Nana had a special puppy for you that she was going to give to you later, but you quickly found it and wanted it, so she gave it to you early.  You just love it and almost forgot about your BFF "Dirty Dog".

You thoroughly enjoyed the cake and sweet treats and drinks!

You got a TON of gifts!!  You really liked your new ride from Momma and Daddy.

After the party was over, we went outside to take a few pictures and the ice cream man came!  You know his sound, so we finished out the day with more sugary treats.

We love you so much and hope you look back at these pictures and know that it was the least that we could do for you considering that YOU are OUR greatest GIFT!!!!


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