Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sophie!

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Sophie turned 2 on August 23, 2010. To celebrate, we had a birthday party at our home on Saturday, August 21. Many family and friends joined the celebration. We started out with birthday cake, ice cream, and many others wonderful things to snack on. After opening an endless pile of presents and cards, the kids retreated to the front yard beween thunderstorms to swim in the pools, ride in the wagon, and play. We had hardly gotten any rain, so, of course, it had to rain on the party, but we made the best of it.
It was a great celebration, and we want to thank everyone who had a part in making it so special.

Happy Birthday, Sophie! Part II

"Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy Birthday, dear Sophie. Happy birthday to you!"

Monday morning, we got up singing this song. For breakfast, Sophie was served two muffins, each adorned by a lit candle, that she quickly blew out. We have sung the birthday song and practiced blowing out the candles so much, that now when we sing, with or without candles, she blows at the end!

I wanted to get a picture of Sophie before we left home to go to school. I just about had to chase her down to get one. She's little, but she quick!

Sophie is not a huge fan of cupcakes, so instead, we took cookies to school to have at snacktime. They turned out so cute!

The teachers at school always make the birthday boy or girl feel very special. Sophie got to wear Happy Birthday crown with her name on it, and they gave noise-makers to everyone for the celebration. I'm sure the kids didn't need any help making noise without the horns!

Sophie's teachers were nice enough to take pictures for me since I was not able to stay until snacktime. Here, Sophie and all of her classmates are waiting to go to have their snack.

Based on the picture below, I'm sure Sophie's teachers appreciated the fact that I opted not to do cupcakes. Much less icing to lick here, than on a cupcake!

Happy Birthday to our sweet Sophie! It's hard to believe that you have only been home with us for 5 months now. It's hard to think back to what our lives were like before you came to us. Not nearly as exciting and full and joy as they are today. We love you so, so very much and look forward to celebrating many, many more birthdays!

Mama and Baba