Friday, March 29, 2013

Aniston is Two!

Our sweet princess turned two on Monday!  I can't believe how quickly the time is passing.  I guess time really does fly when you're having fun...and that's exactly what we've been having since Aniston was born!

Aniston's party was on Sunday afternoon.  Since our girl is such a big fan of Minnie Mouse, we knew that had to be the theme of her second birthday.    Last year, I planned to have her party at a local park and it rained, so I definitely learned my lesson and did not make any major outdoor plans.  This ended up being the smartest thing ever because it was rainy and cold on Sunday.  We had rented a bounce house for the party, but were able to cancel it when we saw the forecast last week.  We had the party at our house, and the kids had lots of fun playing together.  The house was full (Just like last year, our list of people to invite was a little out of control. I never want to leave anyone out!), but it was fine.  Aniston had a great time.  She was so funny opening presents--as soon as she opened them, she wanted to take the things to her room to put them away!  We are so blessed to have friends and family to celebrate with us!

 Bradley and I both took the day off from work on Monday, and the three of us spent the day together.  Aniston woke up happily talking about cake.  I'm pretty sure that was her favorite part about her birthday.  Ha!

We had planned to go to Monkey Joe's early, but Aniston ate a HUGE breakfast--way more than what I expected her to--and I was afraid jumping right after eating may not be a good idea. So we made a spur-of-the-moment decision to take her to the airport overlook in Charlotte to watch the planes land. It was her first time, and she loved watching the planes. Planes fascinate her anyway, so seeing them closer was fun for her. It was windy and cold, so we just sat in the car, but we had a great time. I'm looking forward to taking her back in the summer.

After watching the planes for awhile and letting breakfast settle, we headed to Monkey Joe's. (Well...we headed to Monkey Joe's after a quick trip to Walmart to pick up diapers and wipes because this mommy walked out of the house without a diaper bag. Seriously, my child is two and I still can't get it together! ;)) We practically had the place to ourselves, and Aniston LOVED IT. She was all over the place! Normally she's super careful, but on Monday she threw caution to the wind and had FUN. Bradley and I had the best time watching her play.

We had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants--Logan's--and then went home for naptime. We had so much fun spending the day with our favorite two year old!



  1. Who made your Minnie cake? We are looking at doing a Minnie and Mickey birthday and are looking for someone to do a simple but cute cake and yours is!