Maggy and Fletch on the morning of February 28th, the day we celebrated her turning two! We started the day with her opening a few presents from Fletcher - a Bakugan set (that he wanted), Grandma Paffy - a new baby doll with clothes, and Granny Helen - super cute clothes for Maggy.
Most of the rest of the day was spent preparing for her party. I had worked late the night before on a patchwork dress and matching bag. The morning of the party I made 12 fabric flowers to be dyed by the party goers as party gifts.
Surprising Maggy went down for a nap around 1 pm - whew! Just in time for the boys to take off for a bit and me to finish up the flowers and clean up the kitchen before everyone arrived.
The party was planned for 3 pm, chips and salsa - cake and ice cream, a simple menu for a simple affair:
15 minutes before the party Maggy woke up, then threw up - all over me and herself. Oh, shit. What to do? The gifts were wrapped the cake was on the way, not to mention all those guest. Least of all the fact that Maggy had been talking for days about her birthday, her presents, her cake.
I called Barb and my sister-in-law. I told she seemed fine, and we would be going on with the party, they should bring their children at their own risk. Barb, with her fair share of sickness this season, wisely kept Junah and Ezra at home. Everyone else came, the show went on, and she was fine:
My sister Devon, her daughter Rowan, and her daughter Aurora were in town to see my Dad and got to join the party. Maggy spent the week calling Aurora "my dodder", and wore her clothes every chance she got.
The next gift of the day was the box from Jim and Me. Full of all the rainbow dress up attire I had so much fun making: a tutu, silk fairy skirt and the above mentioned sundress (which we may never see her in. "No, Mom!") and purse.
She wore the tutu and silk skirts all through gift opening.
Maggy's very favorite gifts, the ones she forgot all else for were the hand-me-down Pink Hannah Montana cell phone and even pinker Barbie "I-poder".
Last was the gift from Grandma Sue, Aunt Devon, Rowan, Aurora and Aunt Harvest. A hat box decoupaged with pictures of Maggy, clothes, shoes and accessories. Inside the box were all the treasures found for her dress up time:
Cake time:Aunt Harvest made the "chocolate and chocolate" cake per Mags request. I added the rainbow of buttons, despite safety concerns. Note: she survived. In addition to the cake there were cupcakes for everyone else, and so after Fletcher blew out the candles - when Maggy was too slow with a breath. She was handed a spoon and dug right in!
Thanks to everyone who came, the party was great - though we did not paint the flowers - I just couldn't pull it together. And thanks for all the lovely gifts - those at the party and those she received before and after the party. Everything was perfect.
And now she's two. My baby, my sweet little girl. She is a wild, screaming, wrestling, little chick who loves to draw, do dishes, fold laundry - then throw it around, dance, read, snuggle, and follow her brother everywhere. She is a Daddy's girl, a fiercely-demanding sister, a sweetheart, a funny and loving little person. She is my daughter and I am wild about her.