You woke up around 7am. Downstairs, your table was dressed up with special birthday things. A perpetual calendar with the today’s date. And a birthday gnome sitting on top, his crown magically very similar to your birthday crown.
A new Mama-made farm play mat. A wooden airplane, a Mama-made “Two” t-shirt to go with your birthday crown from last year and the very special Mama-made Busy Book all wrapped up.
You opened your busy book and seemed to love it. Pointing out the pictures and each pages function.
You carried the kite from the kite page with you all morning and even tried to take it to the library, but Mama thought it was a safer idea to leave it home.
It seemed to tickle you that the birthday gnome was wearing the same crown as you).
We took your monthly photo after we had all gotten dressed.
And then we were off to the library for storytime to meet your friend Summer and her Mommy.
And when you woke up, your very favorite people in the world were there to greet you, Gramma and Grandpa. We enjoyed lunch and you got to ride the merry-go-round at our local mall. We ate dinner together and then ended the evening with your very first ice cream cone (you’ve had licks of ice cream before but never a whole cone to yourself. You were thrilled).
A warm bath when we got home, goodbyes to the grandparents and bedtime after that. A very busy, somewhat emotional and partly challenging, joyful, happy first day of being two years old.
Happy Birthday Eloise Harper!