Emma Claire's birthday fell on a Saturday this year so we were able to celebrate with friends and family on her actual birthday. We were blessed with beautiful weather again this year allowing everyone to enjoy the outdoors as well. Emma Claire started talking about her birthday literally from right after Christmas. She would sing Happy Birthday to herself and when we asked her how old she was going to be she would respond proudly, "2", while trying to hold up two fingers. Her party this year was Minnie themed and I spent a lot of time on it despite promising next year, "never again". I have to say it was all worth it because over a month later she is still talking about her birthday party, birthday cake, jumping in the bounce house, etc. The food was themed from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We had Mouseqedillas, Hot Diggity Dogs, Toodles Noodles, Pluto's Punch, and more. Thank goodness for Etsy & Pinterest where I found lots of great ideas!
The highlight of the party would be after singing Happy Birthday to her and letting her blow out her candles she proudly replied "again"! We lit the candles again and she insisted everyone sing to her again. Here is a video that Grandma captured as well as pictures capturing the day.