I turned two on Sunday.
I woke up from my nap to find that mom and dad had set up a party!
Bubbly juice, carrots, and sprinkle cake!
Some of my favorite people showed up, and I opened presents, blew out candles, ate a cake, and wore my birthday girl hat.
It was a great birthday!
This is as good of a photo as we could get. Oh well!
So, thanks to everyone who came, and for all the gifts! It has been a great year! Can you believe I am two?!
He is here! Bergen, my little bother, arrived one week ago!
This is the first time I saw him.
I gave him my necklace. Then I took it back.
I like to hold him. For a second. Then I'm over it.
He cries. I tell him to stop.
He doesn't do much yet.
But, he is the cutest baby I've ever seen.
I love that he has joined our family.
Bergen, thanks for making me a big sister. I love you!
We went to Vail this week. We seem to go there fairly regularly! This was the first time I toured it by sled, though. I highly recommend it.
Oh, but you need to have an awesome sled, and one of these to pull you around on that awesome sled:
That is a giant snowflake!
I love Vail. And my sled. And snow. And my mom.
That white stuff is back! Twizzle and I are so happy. I don’t understand why mom and dad aren’t as thrilled.
You can eat it, and you get to wear adorable snow hats. What is there not to like? Hooray snowy white stuff!
Carrots grow in the ground. Did you know that?
You have to dig them up.
Then you pull off the tops.
And, you don’t eat them until you’ve washed them. At least, not while mom is looking.
Those are the steps for harvesting carrots. Oh, the final and most important step is to eat them. While hopping like a bunny.
Mom says little bother will be here soon.
Mom, Grandma and I went to a party last week where little bother got a lot of presents. It was okay because I did, too.
Also, there were cupcakes.
So far, this little bother thing is working to my favor.
I’m looking forward to meeting him, though.
Mom took me to a farm again. We took grandma with us this time, because she really wanted to watch me ride one of the ponies at the farm!
But first, I fed the goats.
Then I played in a big room full of corn kernels.
Then I was told it was time to ride the pony!
Let me assure you, this was no small cute pony. I was hoisted up onto a gigantic horse. I was so upset I cried the whole time. Grandma and Mom thought my crying was funny. They were laughing as hard as I was crying.
Looking back on it, I realize how great it was to ride my first horse with Grandma. It is a special memory. Now, at least. Now that my tears have dried.
The day finished with a ride on the world’s best swing,
Note the solitary tear left on my cheek from the horse ride. Also note the smiling Grandma.
That swing went so high you could practically see the whole farm! Next time we come back I will be braver on the horse… or demand a pony.
Thanks for taking me somewhere fun and exciting, mom and Grandma!
I was introduced to a new very odd holiday. You dress up in costume, go to doors and get handed candy. Then your parents take away the candy and don’t let you eat any of it.
I was dressed like this.
I'm supposed to match my ballerina elephant doll.
Mom was dressed like this.
Dad didn’t dress up. But he did let me eat this.
Overall it was pretty fun. Odd, but fun.