The second birthday was a huge success! We had a small family celebration the morning of her actual birthday, complete with don dons and gigantic balloons. On Saturday we had a big party with some of her little friends. Ryan's family was in town, and even his sister surprised us and flew out for the weekend. I wouldn't have been able to pull off this party without them, they were so much help. I'm a little surprised they continue to come visit with all the work we make them do.
Like most parties are, it was a bit of a whirlwind but I really tried to focus on L and what she was doing. Last year at her party I ended up feeling like I barely saw her, the way she was passed from one family member to another. This year I tried to take it all in a little better, and what I can tell you is the girl had some fun.
We had a little craft time and had the kiddos make their own treat bags that I filled with goodies before they went home, and I don't think Lyla's ever taken anything more seriously. Between that, the presents and all the sugar she was definitely in two year old heaven. We all had so much fun - thanks to all the friends and family that were there to help celebrate our girl!
Here's some pics from the day!