Monday, September 23, 2013

Pearl's Second Birthday Party

 
Pearl's second birthday is coming up this weekend and due to family schedules we decided to have her party a week early.  I decided not to go crazy with decorations like last year and we chose to keep the party low key and just invite family.  I didn't even have a theme until last week.  I mentioned to my sister that I planned to re-use decorations from past parties.  She realized I had a bunch of sunflower stuff and suggested I go with that as a theme.  Pearl is really into smelling flowers so I knew she would love having fresh ones in the house.  So we ended up with a theme after all.
The majority of the food was purchased at Trader Joe's.  Some family members pitched in and made a couple things and I made the cake.  Pearl is obsessed with birthday cake so I wanted to do that for her.  I don't have much baking experience and for some reason thought I would try my hand at a three tier cake.  It wasn't very pretty, but it actually tasted great so I was happy with it.
Pearl enjoyed playing with her cousins and even started her own dance party after things started to die down.  We loved celebrating our girl yesterday and I was happy to see her have a lot of fun too.
Best family photo we could manage.
-Kira

Bonus photo...
This is Axel (on the right) with his two cousins Emery and Tucker.  They are going to be trouble someday!

9 comments:

  1. I can't believe Pearl is almost 2! Looks like you guys had fun! And those 3 boys are going to have so much fun growing up together!!

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  2. This looks so great Kira! Glad you had fun celebrating your sweet girl :).

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  3. Bummed I had to work and missed all the fun. I was thinking about you guys though. Happy Birthday, Pearl!

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  4. Bummed I had to work and missed all the fun. I was thinking about you guys though. Happy Birthday, Pearl!

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  5. Yay for September birthdays and sunflowers! Two of my favorite things in the world! Happy Birthday Pearl!

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  6. Looks perfect! We are keeping it pretty simple this year, too. :)

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  7. Happy birthday Pearl!! Simple parties are the best, in my opinion :)

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  8. Looks like a great party! Pearl is so adorable! And I love your family photo. That's about how all of ours usually look too. :)

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  9. Happy birthday to your Pearl, and what a wonderful party, looks very warm and inviting, and how adorable are those 3 future troublemakers together! Glad Pearl starts her own dance party when she's having fun! :)

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