Hailey’s 2nd birthday stretched into a several-day-long celebration. It started last week at Bella Pottery with friends.
Hailey painted a mug and I can now say with certainty that it is my favorite mug, mish-mashed, unmatched colors and all!
She had such a good time with her best friends and they spoiled her with presents and attention.
That kicked things off and Hailey was ready to party when Nana and Papa John arrived.
Saturday began with the Davidson farmers market. We bought apples and tomatoes since we are in that odd in-between crossover of summer and fall produce. I love it!
We checked out bee hives and tasted fresh honey, then wandered through Davidson College’s beautiful campus and football field.
The afternoon was gorgeous and we attended a friend’s party. The theme was pirates and Katie did an awesome job of setting up pirate activities for the kids, including a station for digging for treasure.
Sunday was THE big BIRTHDAY, and we wasted no time starting the celebration!
A cupcake with breakfast got things started…
then came the presents!
An awesome grocery cart full of fun foods from Nana and Papa John.
A princess castle from Aunt Cara and Uncle Stat. She loves making the princesses go night night and eat. Two of her own favorite activities!
She loved opening her cards and feeling the love from all of her family and friends.
We actually held a couple presents from family back so she wouldn’t be too overwhelmed, but David and I couldn’t resist giving her the present we picked out… a kitchen!
It was the best picture we could get, as with all the excitement, Hailey did not want to stop to say cheese.
I have no doubt that Hailey had a wonderful second birthday and it warmed my heart to watch her be showered with so much love and attention from near and far. Little does she know that the fun continues later in the week with Mema and Grandpa’s ariival!
It’s a busy time over here right now, so thanks for indulging my family posts!
2nd birthdays – party or no party?
We went no party this year and I think it worked out great! However, I’m pretty jazzed up about throwing a 3rd birthday party, because I think she’ll understand birthdays more next year, but I guess I have some time to figure that out.