Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kirsten's Birthday Party!

A few weeks ago, we had a small party at the park to celebrate Kirsten turning 2! And it took me this long to get the pictures edited and posted on the blog. :)

We had the party in the first week of June, the hottest week ever, but it was a gorgeous afternoon and Kirsten had such a fun time!
The party was small, but it had all the ingredients necessary for a great 2 year-0ld party:

*A fun playground


*Kirsten's best friend, Uncle Chance (yes, her best friend is an adult!)




*A beach ball
(that ball really did belong to her. . . but it didn't stop her from stealing a soccer ball from some other kids she saw)

*Fun friends!

*A grill for BBQ'ing hot dogs and hamburgers

*Chips (one of Kirsten's favorite things)

*A Daddy to man the grill for the majority of the time

*Water!
(And not just any water. . . a gorgeous lake!)


*Big, shady trees and some picnic tables

*Yummy food

*The CAKE!


*Someone to cling to when you get shy because everyone is singing to you
*Two candles!
*Balloons! (another of Kirsten's favorite things)

She loved the cake so much! I had to get tons of pictures of her digging into it, because on her first birthday she would hardly touch her cake. What a difference a year makes!



*Mother Nature's dirt floor makes for much easier clean-up after the cake devouring!


She got the frosting everywhere!!!

But just look at that happy face! Kids are happiest when they're messy!

*Too many things to play with

*Presents to open!



It was a fun day at a great park to celebrate a very fun little 2 year-old!

12 comments:

  1. What a pretty cake and boy, did she dig in or what!? Love all the gorgeous pictures!

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  2. Oh my GOSH, she got so messy! I'm laughing because that is seriously Orion after EVERY meal. I really really r.e.a.l.l.y. hope he grows out of it! :) What a fun party!

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  3. Kids' birthday parties are the best!

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  4. What a fun way to celebrate! Happy Belated Birthday, Kirsten!

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  5. Love the cake pictures! She looks like she felt so special, what a happy day!!

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  6. How fun! I wish that Sam and I could have made it to the party.

    Kiersten looks adorable in those pictures. I love the cake pictures too.

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  7. Happy Birthday to the sweet girl. I have to admit that I am pretty jealous of all the cool parks that you have near you! We need some cool spots like that. I was telling Hyrum the other day that we should go visit you guys in Washington sometime. You never know, maybe Hyrum will get a job there!

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  8. Hello!
    I am so glad that you let your little sweetie explore the world and allow her to get messy!

    I still have pictures of my kids getting dirty, one particularly rainy spring afternoon after the rain stopped, I just had to get out of the house and get some fresh air and push the kids in the stroller to the swings at the park and my oldest saw a yuge puddle and jumped right in and from head to toe was full of mud! I thought, I can either get mad, or enjoy this and I chose to enjoy, and fortunately had a camera with me! What a memory!

    Thanks for sharing joyful pictures!
    Lisa

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  9. Awhhh how fun!!!!!! :)

    I'm seriously thinking of keeping it low key next year. Parties are exhausting. LOL!

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  10. Happy Birthday to Kirsten! She looks so cute!

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  11. What a fun birthday party! Did you make the cake? It's gorgeous! You're such a good party planner. :)

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