Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My dancin'!

Jane turned two last Thursday! We celebrated on Saturday with her two friends, Lilly and Claire.

On Saturday, the invitations were already sent out...

...so Jane spent the morning hanging out...

...while Mom and Dad did all the work. Of course, if you happened to get an air compressor for Christmas, blowing up balloons is a cinch.

How else can you blow up balloons and talk on the phone at the same time?

It took all day, but we finally had the house really clean (it's been a while...) and everything ready for the party.

The fun started with coloring--on paper plates.

We folded the plates in half, filled them with beans, and taped it all shut to make shakers. Why?

To dance with, of course!

And, courtesy of the air compressor, we got to dance with balloons, too.

Jane didn't quite understand the concept of blowing out the candles, but the cake still tasted good.

We opened presents,

and played with the new blocks Jane got from Mom and Dad.

And an hour after Claire and Lilly had gone home:

Jane was still playing with the blocks. That was a good gift.

This was my first experience throwing a true "kid" party. I think it worked!

happy birthday audrey jane!


Liz, Karl and Madison said...

Holy Cow she looks so grown up in those pictures! When did that happen? I swear when kids turn two its like instantly they are more grown up. Looks like a fun party.

Mom said...

Is that Laura Lee with you at the party?