Our Growing Little Caterpillar

{ Saturday, February 11, 2012 }

Our baby girl turned two on January 18. To celebrate, we had some striped cupcakes (that I saw on Pinterest), her favorite dinner of macaroni and cheese, and of course, a green vegetable. Mom always says you need a green vegetable at dinner. A good rule to live by.

Callie enjoying her striped cupcake, which weren't too tricky to make.
Callie and Daddy

Callie and Momma

Not sure what was going on here...I think she was mad because Ethan wanted to be in on the picture.

Later that week, we had a party at our house with family and friends to celebrate. Callie loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar  (and there were tons of ideas on Pinterest: anyone noticing my Pinterest obsession?), so the theme was set!

Callie's cake, made by Gina Gordon, a friend of my momma's

Cake pops!  Genius idea for a party with small kids, the perfect serving size and a lot less messy!

Big Bro! (please disregard the ugly brown paneling, this room has yet to be made over)

my copycat of the Pottery Barn caterpillar (glad my little sis had these left over from her wedding this summer)

The big 2 year old having some snacks.

So sweet. She blew her candles out all by herself.

 This little gal has brought so much pleasure and happiness to our family. She is a daddy's girl, but also gives momma lots of hugs and kisses. Lately, each morning when I'm saying my goodbyes, she has been saying, "Wait, Momma. One more kiss and hug!" What a wonderful way to start my day! Her daddy likes bedtime when she asks to sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Row Your Boat".

Callie's favorites lately are:
  • baby dolls (she rocks them, changes their diapers, and covers them with blankies)
  • coloring with crayons (sometimes even on walls)
  • cooking in the toy kitchen
  • puzzles
  • books

I'm taking the advice of everyone who says, "Enjoy every moment. They grow up so fast." I already feel that way. It just seems like a few months ago when the doctor showed me her for the first time. Tears came to my eyes and Chad asked what was wrong. I was (and am) soo in love with this baby girl.

Happy Birthday, Callgirl.(no, not like Pretty Woman, like a cowgirl.)