Lakyn’s 2nd Birthday Party – Lots of Pictures!

21 Feb

This little girl is so loved.

After getting sick and having to reschedule her birthday party for a month later, we still had a full house of guests helping L celebrate her special day! Thank you to all of you, so very much. You’re all so near and dear to our hearts and we love you like mad!

It took me dang near two months to figure out what I was going to do for Lakyn’s party. I finally decided that I didn’t want do a full-fledged theme like Dora, or a tea party. I just didn’t want the stress. I felt bad for making such a selfish decision when it came to my child’s once in a lifetime 2nd birthday party, but being pregnant was excuse enough for me to let go of it. Plus, I think it ended up working out just fine! I decided on a colors theme and asked everyone attending to wear their favorite color. You should have seen the rainbow of colors in our house!

Nothing’s changed. We still enjoy having everyone we love all together. We still love watching all our gang’s kids running around playing together. I still end up a stressed out, frazzled mess trying to get things done at the last second for the party. Lakyn still hates having ‘Happy Birthday’ sung to her. Everyone still loves to eat cake and cupcakes. And of course, something will still go wrong. In this case, I realized about 3 hours after┬áthe party that I forgot to put the carrots out on the veggie tray. What’s a veggie tray with no carrots?! But even so, I think we can put this party down in the ‘win’ column.

Yep, hates it.

She likes it!


We've entered that stage where it's impossible to get good pictures.

Now I’m off to give kisses to my precious two year old and try to figure out a use for all those carrots in my fridge! Suggestions anyone?

4 Responses to “Lakyn’s 2nd Birthday Party – Lots of Pictures!”

  1. Jody February 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lakyn! Looks like it was a fun party! I love the cake and all the bright colors, and for not having a theme, it turned out really cute. I’m not big on themes, I think they sometime turn out too kiddie, (yes, I realize that’s the point, I’m just not a fan! :) ) Cute party!

  2. jodi February 23, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    1. it is just impossible how cute she is! 2. Afton, seriously?! You totally outdid yourself. That party looks amazing!! So are you for hire? :) I have to be honest, I’ve already conspired with Josh about how we can talk Brandon into moving you guys out here when he visits Josh next month. :) haha!

  3. Andrea Winkleman February 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    happy birthday lil lakyn! i have a suggestion for the carrots. curry carrot dip. it may sound disgusting, as you are pregnant, but it is so good. you should be able to find recipes for it online somewhere…probably pinterest. lol

  4. Terri February 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    She is so cute! And that cake…amazing!!!

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