Saturday, October 25, 2008


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!


buttercup said...

Happy Birthday to Mae! She is SO adorable in that Minnie Mouse Dress! I love the cake too. You'll have to tell me how you got the frosting so black. I hate to sacrifice taste for color so I usually just go for dark chocolate frosting where it should be black. It sounds like no taste was sacrificed so let me know!

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Happy bday Mae! I can't belive how big our little ones are getting.I remember when we pregnant with them. I love the cake your such a fun mom making micky mouse pancakes and chicken nuggets and cake. I am a boring mom who just buys a cake. HA HA.

Joy said...

The cake was so good. Did it do weird things to your body too? Just wondering!

janae said...

I am so in love with that Minnie costume!! You are just about the cutest mom ever. For real. Isn't it crazy how much you love your kids? No one ever tells you how amazingly fabulous motherhood is!

Sharalea said...

I'm with Janae--motherhood is amazingly wonderful. For me, people always told me how fabulous it was but I never *understood* until I had my own! Amazing.

AND Happy Birthday MAE! Looks like she had the perfect bash for her 2 year day! love it. You did great, Heidi--all of it looks right out of a magazine!

You guys did a great job getting photos throughout the day, as well. That's always a hard thing when YOU're in CHARGE of it all!

Nicole B. said...

Yea, I am so glad you found me! Do you guys still have the hot dog stand south of campus, or did you move?
Looks like life is good for you too!

Marn E said...

She is so cute, she deserves to be spoiled. I am way impressed with the Micky Mouse cake. Happy birthday Mae.

That Girl in Brazil said...

AUGH!!! I love that cake!!!!

I've always pretty much stunk at cakes. Wanna teach me? Except my kids are more into cars and Buzz Lightyear - but anything's possible for the Amazing Heidi!

Lacy said...

Wow! Can someone say "overachiever"? What a good mommy. Keep these pictures away from Riley when he turns two. It would only leave him disappointed, I'm sure.

erin said...

Luc is looking from my lap and keep chanting "party, party"
looks like a good time. i love any reason to celebrate and it is always even more fun when centered around little ones.

Sarah Johnson said...

Yep, this was most definitely a cool party. The cake,nothing short of exceptional. I'm so glad for blogging....I love keeping tabs on you and your cute fam!

Garner Family said...

Happy late birthday MAE!!! Looks like she a wonderful time. You are such a fun Mom. Mae will have a lot of good memories of her Mommy while she is growing up.

Kris and Kally said...

Oh my goodness! You did such a good job with the cake and all the other cute things you made! She is definitely loved! And I can't believe she is two! Nice work Super Mom!

The Livingstones said...

WOW!! Happy Birthday Mae! She looks so cute in her little dress. What an amazing cake! I can't believe she's already 2!

austinamasandra said...

What a ADORABLE little girl Mae is and she's just sooooooo CUTE!!! I love the cake, you are so talented!!!! I want to call you BUT your number is on my old cell...see my dilema!? Amo-te menina!

The Pratt Pack said...

I still can't beleive that she's 2 yrs. She's not a baby anymore, but she's the cutest 2yr old out there.
That cake is awesome. Happy bithday Mae!!! We luv ya!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You are right, that cake IS amazing! As is the dress. And the birthday girl too.

Happy late birthday to a beautiful girl.

PS Children are supposed to be spoiled so the aunties are doing their job right.