Tuesday, July 16, 2013


You! Yes, you, you mom that pulls off a toddler birthday party with style and panache and never break a sweat. I envy you. I mean, I don’t even deserve to ride in your mini-van, I’m so unworthy.

I’m a mommy to a 2 year old. Well, will be 2 at the end of this month. And he’s totally aware of it because we’ve been teaching him to say “I two” while holding up the peace-sign-two-finger hand gesture.

So. This is a big deal. Two years of Reef, two years of being alive, two years of diapers. (Seriously. That has to add up to like 608,000 diapers). It's been a good run of babyhood and toddlerhood. And I'm ready to celebrate.

We’re planning on having friends and classmates gather to ingest loads of sugar and sing “happy birthday” in high-pitched voices while all kinds of pandemonium breaks out as the excitement of having something other than goldfish for snack takes hold.

Luckily, Reef doesn’t know about Pinterest and the insanity moms are going to for crafting life-size images of their children with marshmallow cream and fondant. He also doesn't know that toddler moms everywhere are Instagram'ming the hipster parties. I am not THAT mom, but I do have some small talents of my own. Like re-creating ideas I love and tweaking them just a little. 

I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple of weeks. [wink]

{here are a few images from birthday #1...}



  1. This looks pretty amazing - well done you! :D

    Jasmine @ rabbit-wood.blogspot.com

  2. AnonymousJuly 16, 2013

    WOW! This looks so great so I'm sure the second will be too!

  3. The cupcakes are so cute :) You did a great job!

  4. Rocking the mustache idea, I love it!

  5. Darling theme for his first birthday! Can't wait to see what you do at the end of the month for his second!! I love planning parties for my four little ones... but I definitely stress out about it! Hope you are doing well with your sweet family! xoxo - Sara


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