Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two and Fabulous

Okay, so this should conclude Shyla's 2nd birthday celebrations!

Today we had a party at the park!

This was the invitation we sent out.

These were the cupcakes I made.

This is an up-close picture of the cupcakes, complete with a monkey finger puppet in each one!

We asked our friends to bring coloring books and coloring supplies to be donated to the Gospel Rescue Mission in lieu of presents for Shyla. She certainly doesn't want for anything. We buy her much more than she could ever need. We thought this would be a thoughtful aspect to the party and we certainly have generous friends! I am looking forward to delivering these supplies to the Gospel Rescue Mission and the kids that will really benefit from them!

The newly renovated park! This was "my park" growing up, but it certainly didn't look like this!

Sisters! The fact is, I am huge. A second fact is that when I stand next to a pole, I look even larger.

My BFF Beth, her hubby Dave, and their adorable munchkin Sadie!

Grandma pushing Zac and Shyla on the swings!

Two and fabulous!

Stevie and Dave having a little too much fun on the playground!

Shyla did not like being the center of attention during the Happy Birthday song (either that or she just didn't understand why she wasn't already digging into the cupcake) so I had to help her blow out the candles!

My beautiful friends and babies! I love these ladies SO, SO, SO much and I don't know what I would do without them. I am truly blessed!

The ever-popular quest to get a good family picture!

Chelsea's quest to get a good family picture. Just ignore the creep-o in the background.

Shyla's favorite Andy and Al!

"Oops! I fell down but that's okay because I'm the birthday girl and I don't seem to notice when I fall down anyway!"

We think the party was a success! We got to see all our friends, play, eat, laugh, and enjoy! Isn't that what celebrations are about?

PS - I have many more pictures but I haven't asked permission from everyone to include them on the blog.


Natalie said...

Looks like a good party. Just yesterday we were at the splash pad at the park and were talking about how it would be fun to have Spencer's 4th party there. Early September will still be 100+ degrees though (it was 112 the day we came home from the hospital), so I don't know that we can pull it off. Your day looked just perfect.

Erin = ) said...

Shyla does make two look fabulous!! I love, love, love the picture of you and Shyla when you are holding her and helping her blow out the candles - it is so beautiful, Kendra!

Chelsea said...

Great fun, great people, great party! Also... you are a little huge, but it's all baby and that's ok! You and your baby belly are both beautiful.
(How's that for some good alliteration?)
It was super fun! Happy happy birthday to Shyla!!!

Your Mom said...

It was a wonderful concluding birthday to clelbrate TWO in style! Great party and what a beautiful day!

Suzanne said...

Wow, that photo of Chelsea does have a creeper in the back! Oh wait, that's creepy Stevie, right? Sure had a great time!

Emelina Yvette Rodriquez-Ormsby said...

Hope she had a great day! Looks like she had lots of fun. :)