Sunday, July 25, 2010

Birthday #2

My little girl turned TWO on Saturday. I can't believe how the time has flown by. I remember the first time I held her in the hospital; that sweet spirit. There is Nothing like it. I couldn't stop starring at her. I didn't want to miss a single movement; a spit bubble or a blink of an eye. But it seems as though the last two years have gone by in just a blink of an eye. Where did my baby girl go? 
She is my little "Big" girl now. How did that happen? I keep asking myself where the time went into first smiles, first time she rolled over, the first time she held her head up, or crawled, her first step, the first time she said "dada or mama". 
Her life, the time, was clocked by her achievements, progress, and growth. It was when she graduated from a bottle to sippee. It was when she got her first tooth, second tooth, third tooth, etc. Her personality shined through as well as her spirit. The time is still clicking and there is something else to clock her next step in life- Potty-Training?, Learn to swim?, Ride a bike?. 
I consider myself the luckiest person. I get to see all of this and I love it. I just wouldn't be the same without my Lizzie and I'm so happy to have her in my life.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
I love you.

Now for some fun birthday pictures. Elizabeth has been watching Wall.E just about every day for the last month. It's her new favorite movie. The way her sweet little voice speaks "Wall.E" makes me smile. So, that is what inspired the theme of Elizabeth's Birthday. She got a home-made Wall.E toy from her daddy. Rick impressed me with his creative, wood- working talent.
We Put Wall.E on top of our trash stack sky-scraper. It was made of Rice Krispie treats.
Then I made a Eve cake for Lizzie to dig into after blowing out the candles.
That's Wall.E's cockroach friend on top of Eve's head, if you were wondering.
It was the perfect day!


Rae said...

SHAY! I'm sitting here with my jaw dropped--these are such creative ideas and I'm so amazed at Rick's skills with making the little Wall-E! How cool.

Kelly said...

Still in denial about this whole growing up thing. :<
But I am so greatful for such a beautiful neice. I can't wait to see her!!! ...and you too of course. :D

Chris and Tara Stanley said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I can't believe she is 2 already! She is so lucky to have you for a mom Shay. You are the greatest!

Breckan said...

Holy cow you are amazing!! Look at those cakes!

And a very nice tribute to your baby girl. All us mommies can relate to those feelings. :)