It's June 28, and Charlie and Lily's birthday festivities have come to an end. I'm happy to report that they seemed to enjoy every minute of celebrating their birthday! We kicked things off with a big party on Sunday. We held the party at the same park as last year, but scaled back a tad. The theme of the party was Bubble Guppies, which is Charlie and Lily's favorite show.
(Their awesome shirts, along with Lily's tutu and starfish hair tie, were made by my friend Sara at Peanut and Pumpkin Designs.)
We had a lot of busy toddlers in attendance at the party, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide them with some entertainment to keep them occupied. The park has a big playground, which was great, and I also hired Jessie from Little Rockers to come in and do an interactive musical show with the kids. It was a lot of fun!
After a lunch of pizza, panninis and peanut butter and jelly, it was time for cake. I love, love, love the amazing Bubble Guppies cake my friend Lucy made.
And I made some cupcakes to go with it.
We sang happy birthday twice so Charlie and Lily both got their own their own special moment.
"Happy birthday to ME!?!!? Yay!"
Thank you so much to all our wonderful friends and family who attended the party and celebrated with us!
The next day, Monday, was Charlie and Lily's actual birthday. Since they are both currently obsessed with Elmo and the Sesame Street gang, we thought that the perfect way to start their special day would be to attend Breakfast with Elmo and Friends at Sesame Place. The breakfast was great! Charlie and Lily got so much one-on-one time with the characters (they must have each visited with Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and Zoe at least 5 times) and were so happy.
Look at Lily's face! She was shocked when she got a load of Big Bird. And to be fair, that is one freakishly giant bird.
"Lily, look, it's Zoe!!"
After breakfast we hit their favorite part of the park - the water attractions. They had a blast!
After playing in the water and having a snack, Charlie and Lily were exhausted so we decided to head home and let the recuperate from all their birthday fun. But first we hit the gift shop and let them pick out a little birthday treat. They chose some stuffed toys to add to their Sesame Street collection - Ernie, Bert, Super Grover and Oscar.
After a nap and dinner, Pop-Pop, Mom-Mom and Crackers joined us for some ice cream cake (and more presents, of course!). All in all, Charlie and Lily seemed to find turning 2 quite enjoyable :)