Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lola Lou is Two!

Lola Lou turns TWO tomorrow!  How fast two years can fly by is unreal!

To celebrate 24 months with Lola- here’s a look at the top 24 things I am loving about my two year old:

  1. I love that she no longer needs a highchair and sits at the table like such a big girl for family meals.  It’s so cute and one of my favorite parts of the day.
  2. I love that she loves to tell “secrets.”  She’ll whisper (actually talk quite loudly) in my or Clay’s ear.  Sometimes she just makes up silly words and other times she actually says a real sentence. 
  3. I love that she talks in her sleep.  It’s hilarious.
  4. I love that she yells “Mom!” from her bedroom when she wants me to come in there.
  5. I love that she can pretend play so well.  She makes great pies and cupcakes and brings them to me with “sweet tea.”
  6. I love that she randomly gives me kisses and hugs with such love. 
  7. I love that she says “thank choo” when you do something for her.
  8. I love how excited she gets when Daddy gets home from work.
  9. I love how she dances all the time and ask for the music to be turned up.
  10. I love that she notices changes I make to the house and tells me “pretty.”
  11. I love that she remembers every little thing you say and do.
  12. I love how well she takes care of her babies by feeding them and changing their diapers and even putting them down for “night, night” time.
  13. I love that she loves cupcakes just like her momma.
  14. I love how she wants to pick out her own clothes and especially shoes.
  15. I love that she loves being outdoors.
  16. I love and am always impressed that she knows her way around town.  She navigates from the backseat and tells me which way to turn depending on where she wants to go.  So smart.
  17. I love that she refuses to sit in a buggy.  Oh wait.  I don’t love that.
  18. I love that she is getting better and better at using silverware when eating.
  19. I love that she always gets out her vacuum when I vacuum.
  20. I love that she can work the iPad better than I can.
  21. I love how she tells me what she did at school each week and she always tells me when she had to sit in time-out for pushing.
  22. I love that she is so affectionate.
  23. I love that she helps me make my bed every morning and attempts to make her own bed.
  24. I love that Lola is happy. 

We celebrated her birthday Easter weekend because I hated to celebrate it the weekend after her birthday passed!  It was such a fun evening and the party went great.  We had it outdoors despite possible rain and lots of wind. Thank goodness no rain after praying all week!

We had a little get together and let the kids play, play, play.  Lola had a blast and knew that the party was for her!  Next year- I think we will do a little kiddo brunch because Lola only cared about the cupcakes and kids.  Hehehehe… Lola’s not to into the adults when kids are around.  The day of her party she kept telling me “Lola’s friends” and “kids” and “play” and “happy birdday Wowa”.   So cute. 

Here’s the pictures from the party!

Backyard Decorated and No Rain: CHECK




Mom and birthday girl ready: CHECK

Snot rag hanging out of my pocket for Lola: CHECK



Made Elmo cupcakes that morning: CHECK

I told Lola we had to wait to eat them until her friends came so she kept looking out the window for her friends and she would tell me say “Friends here Momma!” trying to get her cupcake early! :) So cute. She refrained from eating them, but she went ahead and touched them.


Elmo cake I never dreamed I would be making: CHECK

One really excited girl and cake: CHECK



Nonna’s cute two year old cookies: CHECK


Details: CHECK



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I also took cute yellow and red fabrics to use on top of plain table cloths. It was cheap since I had them and just washed them and still have them to use later. 

I also took scrap fabric that favored her birthday colors and made her a “2” shirt!  Birthdays required homemade shirts!  It’s tradition!  I even was a nice mom and added an Elmo patch on it.

Family and Friends: CHECK




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(Thanks Nonna for all your help!!!)

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One Happy Momma: CHECK

One Happy Dad refusing to get in camera shots: CHECK



(Thanks Rocky for handling the grill!)


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Open Presents: CHECK

(Thanks everyone for the thoughtful and fun gifts!)



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This one came a day early from Gram and Popper!


Birthday Song and Cake: CHECK

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Blow out the candle and…




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Time to share: CHECK




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Not quite done: CHECK



Play time: CHECK

(Yes, that’s Aunt Kebby inside that little playhouse!)




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Photographers: CHECK (one better than the other hence the pictures)

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Party over and cleaned up and ready for bed: CHECK

Lola looks so much like Kebby as a little girl in this picture.  It’s sort of freaky actually. I doped her up on some allergy medicine, Vicks and a little bedtime snack. She looks so big until I zoom out…


Hehehehe… told ya!


Happy Birthday Lola!  We love you!

Love, Mom and Dad

Looking forward to a fun day with Lola tomorrow and I saved our little gifts for her to open throughout the day.  And I am sure she will make Clay and I take her to El Fenix for dinner because it has quickly become her very, very favorite place to eat and I must say: she does exceptionally well there.  She can even point the way there as we drive!

Muah, muah Lola!  You are the best!


Nonna said...

What a perfect party!!! I am glad you took lots of pictures so Lola will remember how hard her momma worked on it and see all the love that went into it!! You often tell me how she has settled my heart and that she has!!! What a blessing from God she is to us!!!Happy Birthday LOLO!!! I love you all!

*Courtney* said...

Wow! 2 already? Time sure does fly by. Looks like Lola had a great time at her cute Elmo party. You did a great job, Nat!

Carole said...

Nat I loved the birthday pictures. Made me feel such a part of a special day. I can't believe she is two but what a precious time for you all. The party looked so fun and your yard looked so good. I know you worked hard on it. I love how you share all of Lola's life with us. Keeps me feeling like we are "there" so thankful you do this!!! Love you all