A few days before Karley's actual birthday we had a little party for her at our home. All the usuals were here expect Gram & Grandpa and Grandpa John & Grandma Sally. Poor Gram, she had shingles and wasn't able to come. She has been in a lot of pain and Sophie could have gotten chicken pox from her. We just didn't want to go through chicken pox so my Mom & Jim decided to stay home. We knew this the Friday before the party. Then on Saturday night my Dad (Grandpa John) called and said they weren't going to be able to make it either, he was flu like symptoms, sick. Bummer. My sister and her girls were the only peeps from my tribe to make it. Missed them!
I took this picture of Karley sitting with her birthday lunch. I didn't do any editing of this picture except for cropping. Maybe I could have but I thought it is pretty good as is.
These are Karley's cousins and the two boys to her right are Karley's Godparents children.
Don't you think Adam and his sister look a lot alike? Do you see a resemblance in Karley?
When we were singing, "Happy Birthday" to her she got a little shy. I was glad I caught this on film.
The cake? It was the best chocolate cake I've EVAH made. It The Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake. I made it with special dark cocoa. Yum, Yum. I actually made two cakes because the first one wasn't quite enough for the pan I had. So what did we do with all that cake? I mean the little that was actually left over? Even with two cakes? Let's just say, Adam's co-workers think I'm the bomb, little do they know, I just know how to follow a recipe! Well, most of the time!
I wasn't sure if she was going to blow the candles out since she was being so shy, but she pulled through and blew them all out, without spitting I might add!
Prior to every birthday party or baptism we've given to our kids I get a little teary eyed. I never know when it's going to hit but it always does. This time I was doing my hair, I just started thinking about how fast this time has gone by. How I can't believe she's two already and it seems as if we just brought Henry home. When in reality we've brought three babies home. She's just steps behind Henry and in some ways they are so much the same, yet in other ways I have to remind myself that she is only two.
Is it always going to be like this? Is she always going to be growing up faster than I realize? I sure hope not.
One of the gifts she received were washable (thankfully washable) markers. Off she went to color and here's what we found. She loves to color! I just wish not on her face!
Happy Birthday Sweet Karley Jane. We had a great party and are so proud to have you for our daughter. You and your sister are the two sweetest girls! God Bless you baby!