Tuesday, January 12, 2010


(In an attempt to better keep up with this blog in 2010, I'm going to back up and catch up!)
Let's pretend like it is November 09, shall we? Our baby girl turned two and we celebrated with a Candy Shop party....because, well, she loves candy!
(Of course, photos are out of order....but it took long enough to upload them, I'm certainly not going to try to rearrange them!)
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lollipops in the front yard

a special note in the kitchen from brother jack
Isabella's candy store...with all of her favorite varieties and then some!
Tommy's brainchild idea...it was seriously the hit of the party and I never even thought of it. We ordered it the day before! It was a perfect place to burn off the sugar buzz.

no one loved it more than she did! she must've yelled "Yook, Mommy! Bouncing!" one thousand times! This is my favorite photo of her from the day...sun in her hair and that beautiful smile.

cousin chase monkeying around in the bounce house

the birthday girl gets a lift into the bounce house from daddy and uncle chris

opening gifts with mommy and daddy

not quite sure about her cupcake...not quite sure about food, in general, actually!

her "boyfriend" from school picked out his favorite candy to fill his goody bag before he left. (And I added a toothbruch to each bag to combat the unhealthiness of the whole theme!)
Tutu, mommy, and Isabella....

filling a treat bag for some little party attendee...
some adult food

the candle prompted her to say "hot, hot, hot" over amd over again. at least we know we've driven home the point that fire is hot and it will burn you! ha!

her signature back arch that is usually folled by "gee out peez."

harper and walt investigate the jelly bean lined path up to the front door

the cupcake cake tower
grandparents survey the buffet
trying to open some smarties

tutu restocks the appetizers
here she is again...bouncing!

giving pop pop a taste of her cupcake

more gifts...
spoiled by her friends and family

and still more bouncing...and she cried and cried when they came to deflate it and load it up that evening. I think she thought we had gotten it for her as a gift! Pretty sure the neighbors are glad we didn't.

close up of the candy jars and photo labels

eating a cupcake for dinner after all of her friends left.
overall, a very "sweet" birthday! the weather was beautiful and unseasonably warm for late November and no one choked on candy or was injured in the bouncy...so a success by our standards! Isabella thoroughly enjoyed the day and continued to request "Happy Birthday" as her bedtime song way into December.
As for her being two, we simply can't believe it. We love her more each day and continue to be amazed at the little person she is developing into.


Justin said...

I miss her little phrases so bad! She is incredible! And Jack to is the man - you guys have a wonderful family thanks for sharing it with ours this weekend

SAS said...

What a great birthday party! She has grown up so fast. I can't believe she is already 2! So sweet!

Casey Wallace said...

You never disappoint in the party-throwing! Beautiful! And such a great theme idea. Wish we lived closer and could have joined in the celebration. :( I could have put a sizable dent in the candy... maybe it was better we weren't there... :) Glad she had a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

post invitation and thank yous, hon. i want to show my daughter.

Ted said...

E had a fantastic birthday party. I thought the bouncer was a lot of fun too.
Pop Pop

Anonymous said...

els is still talking about isabella's candy shoppe! Appreciate you setting the bar so high. I had planned to do dora cake and plates! now that will never do! we had a blast, as usual. looking forward to getting together again soon.