Wednesday, May 27, 2009

turning 2














there is one thing that i am truly blessed with and that is an amazing family. i cannot tell you how lucky i am to have such wonderful parents and in-laws...warren and i are constantly saying this. and they couldn't be better grandparent's to taylor. she is definitely loved...maybe a little bit too much at times :) it is so crazy to think that she is two....here are some pics showing how we celebrated her special day (well twice).
my mom gave me one of those giant cupcake pans for xmas and i thought that this would be a perfect occasion to try it out. luckily, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law are fabulous cooks and basically made the entire first one at the beach. it looked great!! we shared the party celebrations w/ my nephew who happens to share my same b'day. both loved opening presents...tay is so animated when she opens a gift...it doesn't matter if it is stickers or a doll house the excitement is just the same! i think that is what makes having kids so special, seeing their eyes light up just makes my day.
we headed to my parent's house after our beach trip was over...tay's actual b'day was on sun. so mom and i went out to find decorations (aka the dollar tree....hello, great balloons for a $1). in the meantime, tay and dad made gingerbread cookies. they were too cute...the m&m's were so randomly placed. on the way home from decoration shopping, i made mom make a pit stop at one of my favorite junkin' spots...she hates it but i love it b/c that is where i scored my DR table. i told her i could make it super quick and within one minute i spotted an activity table for taylor. something that i have been trying to find for awhile now b/c she loves to draw. for $5 and a quick coat of chalkboard paint, it will look better then ever! and btw, tay loved it.
once tay took a nap, it was time to begin making another giant cupcake...well, let's just say that the task is a lot easier when your mother-in-law makes it. mine didn't turn out so great. poor tay, her mom is no betty crocker. once tay woke up from her nap it was time for the presents to be opened...once again the excitement on her face was priceless. unfortunately, by the time her favorite meal was made (hot dogs and pickles), tay was feeling terrible (the beginning of a 103 temp) so she ate very little and went to bed w/ no ghetto giant cupcake or ice cream...
we felt the need to continue the fun in tay's honor and cooked fab hamburgers and homemade french fries. fortunately, my family was sweet and said that it didn't matter how the cake looked but that it tasted fabulous...

21 comments:

Lauren said...

awwwwwww shje's so beautiful & that cake is adorable!!!
xoxo

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Taylor is so beautiful!

Jennifer said...

looks like fun! happy birthday to your sweet girl!

I know how you feel about the baking. I tried to make something last night that I just made a few weeks ago and it was an utter disaster. I blamed on the fact that we just switched to organic milk ;)

the sweet life with olives said...

fabulous cake!!! not to mention the cool giant sprinkles... and killer beach screened in porch, with porch swing and all. adorable baby girl, looks like a great day was had by all. congratulations to all of you.

rustic rooster interiors said...

Cherish every moment with your family . . . They're priceless! Happy Birthday Miss Taylor! My first little one (Taylor) just turned 3 and second little one (Ryan) just turned 1. So much fun!!! Loved your pictures . . .
XOXO, Alexandra

Collins said...

LOVE the cupcake. Nothing better than a huge cupcake! Might need to borrow that pan next time I need to bake something. Hmmmm...maybe Father's Day?

Mimi said...

Awwww...your daughter is so beautiful! I love that cupcake too! I have to do that for my son's 4th birthday. I'm sure he'll love that. My 12 year old may get a little jealous though.. Looks like all of you had lots of fun!

Cole Design said...

Happy Birthday Taylor! Two is such a great age! Enjoy it while it lasts. Love your cupcakes! They are just the best. My daughter and I did a post on cupcakes today...check it out! chiccoles.blogspot.com
All the best.

Blueprint Bliss said...

She is beautiful. And the ghetto cupcake cracked me up!!

Eddie said...

happy day! your family is beautiful!

Alicia said...

Such a cutie patootie!!!!
Your heading into my favorite age 2-3. The stuff that falls out of their mouths & the looks are priceless. Enjoy, enjoy enjoy!!!
Loved the giant cupcake & the intimate birthday party.
Those giant overdone things are too too silly.
Happy Birthday Taylor!!!!

Beach Vintage said...

Love love love the chalkboard table. Happy Birthday Taylor.

nook design said...

I almost bought the giant cupcake tin for my daughters 2nd bday in December. I was afraid of what would happen when I tried to put the top on! My fears were right. Your party looked lovely. Love the chalkboard table.

Ivie said...

Your daughter is adorable Shannon! And...that giant cupcake looks delicious!

down and out chic said...

that's the biggest cupcake ever and your little girl is adorable.

Liz Powers said...

So cute! The giant cupcake is awesome.

Porchlight Interiors said...

She is sooo adorable. Hope she had as much fun as mum!

megan said...

happy birthday! love the cupcake cake.

My Notting Hill said...

How wonderful! The photo of her reaching into her doll house is just so sweet. Congratulations.

Paper + Ink Designs said...

I loved this post. My daughter just 2 and it's so fun to see your pictures too. Your blog is a regular read. The design posts are great and it keeps me somewhat connected to seeing Charleston (we moved last year & I so miss it). Loved seeing the palms in these pics. Maybe one day we'll be back. Ahhh!

Paper + Ink Designs said...

p.s. that doll house is too cute. where did you find it? my 2 yo would love it!