We celebrated with our sweet family and some friends from church yesterday. It was a much smaller party than last year's bash, but still wonderful. Things are so busy here with church and Daniel has visitation on Saturday mornings so we decided it was best to have the party at home instead of traveling back to Maryland like we did last year. It was hard not to have all of our extended family here, but most of them couldn't make the trip to Jersey, but most of Londyn Grace's grandparents and aunts and uncles along with her baby cousin came so she was thrilled!
Pop Pop, Mimi and Mom Mom arrived Thursday morning and helped us with the party preparations! It was so good to see them! It had been a month since their last visit!
I had been planning to go with a pumpkin/fall theme, but a few weeks ago while rocking LG and reading books, I had a lightbulb moment! Currently one of her favorite books is a vintage book called Splish, Splash and Splush. It's the cutest story about three little ducklings who don't want to be ducks because they're afraid of the water! We had so much fun going to feed the ducks this summer so I knew a ducky/farm theme was the perfect choice!
I felt so behind with planning this year, but thanks to my parents' and my grandmother's help everything came together wonderfully! Auntie M and Uncle Johnny took LG shopping to pick out a few presents while we got ready for the party on Saturday morning.
I found a smocked duckling dress on eBay that was perfect for the theme!
Last year she was too small to really understand what was going on, but seeing her so happy about every little detail this year made this mama's heart so happy!
Pop Pop painted the pink highchair from last year's party yellow and we hung an old quilt behind it.
A few hay bales and sweet little vintage duckling figurines I found on Etsy tied things together!
An old kitchen scale, chicken feeder and adorable egg cartons brought elements of the farm theme to the food table. We served three different kinds of soup (or pous! as Goosey calls it!) since its one of her favorite foods and had chips and crackers to go along with it. Guests enjoyed the apple and cherry pies for dessert along with cookies and vanilla ice cream.
This wreath greeted our guests!
I recreated the chalkboard from last year with her updated stats!
After everyone ate, it was time to sing Happy Birthday to our soon to be two year old!
I thought she'd eat it up since she's been obsessed with the song for months, but she wasn't quite sure what to think when we started singing to her!
It took her a few tries, but she blew out her candles all by herself! After a little coaching from Uncle Johnny, she went face first into the icing!
She got lots of books, a few outfits, pajamas and a few new toys to play with! When we would tell her that a present was from such and such she would take the gift to that person thinking we meant it was for them! Whenever a card had money in it, she would hand it right to me because she knows she's not supposed to play with the money in my wallet!
She had so much fun at her "Happy to You Party" and is so excited about turning "two in (a few) days!"
It took her until close to eleven o'clock last night to go to sleep! I think she had way too much cake and ice cream!
She keeps talking about her friends and all of the people who came to celebrate!
We tried to get a picture of the cousins with Grammy and Grandpap, but the girls were too busy wanting to play in the ball pit!
This was the best one we got!
I hate that I didn't get more pictures of her with all of our guests, but it was hard to host and take pictures, too!
It was a wonderful party celebrating our sweet Londyn Grace!