Mae turned two today. What can I say about this girl? She's adorable. And spunky. And she's starting to show signs of being two. But I've never loved a little thing more than I love this girl.
I stayed up a little too late and went a tinsy bit overboard (really, 3 dozen balloons?). But I don't plan well and then in the heat of the moment I get a little carried away. Staying up until 4:30 wasn't a really good idea. I decorated, wrapped, frosted, boiled noodles, cleaned, made a bunting, did laundry, etc. But it turned out really cute. And it's all worth it for this cute birthday girl.
She loved waking up to the balloons, and a breakfast of Mickey Mouse pancakes. I should say that ever since we went to disneyland, this girl's been obsessed with the Mouse.
We then quickly ran out the door to cook dawgs at the football game. She was pretty impatient, but I can't say I blame her. It was mostly okay though because she had her new tinkerbell doll from Sheekie.
And it was okay too because it meant she could watch Cougar Football. We only stayed for half of the second quarter, but it was enough for her to see some action and get home in time for a long overdue nap.
We had some friends/family over for dinner tonight with a Mae-centered menu: mac and cheese (not really kraft), peas, grapes, and Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets.
Here is the bunting I made. Everyone seems to be making these lately, and I think they're pretty adorable. It was pretty bootstrapped since I decided to make it at midnight last night.
Mae's favorite aunts, Joy and Katy. At least the one's that spoil her WAAAAAAAAAAAY too much.
I hate to say it, but her cake was pretty amazing. I was so impressed with how it turned out. It tasted even better than it looked, which is a feat because I don't usually love cake. But this one was delicious. I followed these instructions, used this box cake (and froze it, which I think helped even more), and used this recipe for frosting (probably the best part). The best tasting cake I've ever made, hands down.
The ears should have been a little closer, asthetically and structuraly (one of the ears fell off 5 minutes before we started singing). But Minnie's pretty cute anyway.
Singing and blowing out the candle.
We opened presents too. Mae got quite a bit of dress up things, including this too adorable Minnie Mouse costume. You can't really see them in this picture, but it also includes some ridiculous yellow high heels. Ridiculous=too cute for words.
She also got some "Little Miss" things (as in, little miss chatterbox, little miss naughty, etc.). We've been pretty into these characters this last month. She loves Little Miss Chatterbox, and sometimes I think it's because she's Little Miss Chatterbox.
What a day we had! She was pretty spoiled today, but I guess it's okay because we did only half of the spoiling. Mae is a loved and adored little girl and has incredibly generous family and friends.
Mae's growing up fast, and we're just trying to savor the days and take it all in. Happy birthday Mae!