Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's My Party, and I'll Cry If I Want To

On Saturday, we celebrated Lexie's birthday with our family and friends.


The first guests arrived at 2:00 PM, and the last guests left at 1:15 AM. It was a great party! It wasn't perfect-I didn't get many of the decorations up before the guests arrived, the camcorder stopped taping after Lexie opened presents, I accidentally deleted the video of everybody singing to Lexie, I forgot to charge the battery for my new camera which resulted in a very low battery, and I forgot to take the cake out of the container. But...we all had fun!

Lexie is not a big fan of being the center of attention. We have a huge family and many close friends, so our parties are always packed. I think we're going to end up doing a family party and a friend party for upcoming birthdays, so it isn't as overwhelming!

Lexie was excited to open presents, but wasn't too sure about everybody watching!

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She got so many wonderful things! She loved the fun toys, stuffed animals, and books. I loved the fact that she got tons of adorable clothes and a nice savings bond!

Lexie loved the cake that my mom made for her! My mom has been making cakes for my kids since Dylan's 2nd Birthday.

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I am so disappointed that I deleted the video file of everybody singing "Happy Birthday" to Lexie. It was the funniest thing ever! Lexie was smiling until all the guests started gathering around her. Slowly, her smile began to fade. As we began to sing, she slouched lower and lower in her chair, until she disappeared under the table.

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She peeked back up at us, stuck her lip out, and began to cry. Grant went to her rescue, and helped her blow out her candles.

As soon as the crowd dispersed, Lexie was back to her happy self!

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After everybody ate cake, and got some food, we did a craft with the kids. I did a foam sticker craft for Dylan's birthday, and the kids loved it, so we did it again!


After the craft, the kids ran off to play. Lexie kept seeking out her favorite people to cuddle with and play with!

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My beloved Aunt Jackie came to the party! Everybody adores her, and we were thrilled that she could make it! Dylan and Lexie love her so much, and told me they were moving in with her! She is just a wonderful person!


My Aunt Jackie and our two wonderful friends stayed long after everybody else left, and then we were joined by two friends who couldn't make it until later. We talked, laughed, and played Wii and Trivial Pursuit.

Lexie couldn't wait to put on her new kitty pajamas. She has been asking for them for weeks!

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The party may have been over, since all of the kids cousins and friends left, but Aunt Jackie was there, so they wanted to stay up and play. They lasted until after midnight. By that time, they were all partied out.


It really was a fun party! Lexie woke up this morning and told me, "Mommy, I loved my birthday party, but I did not love them singing to me."

Tonight, I tucked my baby girl into bed, and took one last picture of my 2 year old.

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After she drifted off to sleep, I baked her a cake, wrapped the rest of her presents, and filled her room with balloons.


Tomorrow, we will celebrate her 3rd Birthday!

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Lexie!

    LOL at her slinking under the table. That's so cute.

    And man, I want some of those pj's! They sure are fancy.

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  2. What a fun bday party! Her cake is so cute and girly! And I love her tutu:)

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  3. Happy Birthday Lexie! Such a cute cake. We will be having a very small family party for T this week.

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  4. that is the cutest outfit and bows on her.

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  5. wonderul! A beautiful birthday for a beautiful girl!!

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  6. no wonder she loved those PJ's...they are awesome!! heck I WANT some! :)

    how cute that she didn't like being the "center" of attention...that is how my oldest is too...she doesn't like people looking at her!

    glad she had a great bd!

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  7. Looks like she had a great birthday. Her cake is soo cute and she looks adorable.

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  8. From the pics it looks like she had a wonderful party. I'm so glad. She looked adorable! Wish we could have made it. We will have to make sure next year we do. Your mom is very talented. Loved the cake. Are you on Mommys bloggers club btw? I just signed up for that to meet some other moms and thought you may be on that as well. Say hello if so lol <3

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  9. How cute are all those pictures! I love that she started to hide under the table. I am glad she enjoyed her birthday and I still can't believe how late they can stay up!! Give her a great big birthday hug!

    Love her outfit!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! That is so funny that she disappeared when people were singing! Some kids just don't like a lot of hoopla around them!

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  11. Happy Birthday Lexie!

    What a party you had. Those cupcakes looked DELICIOUS!!!

    LOVE her tutu!! So cute!

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  12. What a great party! Her cake is so cute!! Claire has those same kitty PJs - adorable! Happy Birthday to Miss Lexie! Was she excited to wake up to all the balloons?

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  13. It looks like a wonderful day!

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  14. Oh goodness, what a sweetie pie! Happy Birthday to Lexie! I love her cake, very cool. She is just adorable in her tutu btw =) And those kitty PJs, ca-uuute!! So glad you all had such a nice time at her party

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  15. Oh my goodness! I can't believe she cried - how heartbreaking! But I'm sure I would have giggled at the video, mean mom that I am. She is an absolutely adorable 3-year old! It's such a fun year!

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  16. Her cake is so cute and girly! And I love her t
    party video

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