[and has been for over a month now but we won’t dwell on that].
Scarlett is the sweetest little girl. Still a mama’s girl through and through but she’s always talking my ear off about dada so that makes him pretty special too. She currently thinks my name is “nana”…really don’t know where that came from, but I can’t get her to call me mama for the life of me! I think she knows it bugs me too because she always gets this grin when she says it, little stinker. Looks like I’ll just need to take on a more grandmotherly role? haha.
One of my favorite things about two year old Scarlett is that she has this overwhelming enthusiasm for the simplest things. We always say that she wears her emotions on her sleeve because there’s no need to guess when it comes to how she’s feeling, she lets you know. The absolute best is when she’s happy or excited, she’ll just squeal in delight, hop around, cheer, and very loudly repeat, “woooooow” and “wheeeeeee” and “yaaaaaaay” over and over and over. I don’t even know how to describe it, it’s just like pure joy. The happiness radiating from her is literally tangible. Bubbles, swings, slides, her doggy Conan, rice and beans, seeing her friends, grandparents, birds, airplanes, Monsters inc./Toy Story 3/Cinderella/Frozen, her bunny, you name it! She’ll have you believing that everything she thinks is awesome is the greatest thing in the world at that moment.
Her birthday was no exception which made it so fun this year. In her mind, it was probably the best day of her life so far haha. Every little aspect of that day just made her happy.
We started the day with a balloon extravaganza waiting for her when she woke up.
Having Gampa and Gigi there with us was definitely an added bonus. She loves them.
Then we settled her in to get her very first haircut! Gigi gave her the royal treatment, suckers and all.
After her haircut we got her all bathed and ready so we could surprise her with our present before heading to church. This girl l.o.v.e.s. helping mom cook so we thought a mini kitchen would be the perfect gift.
^Aunt Lynnea is her person.
Safe to say she was very pleased haha.
Then she got to open her presents from grandpa Billy and Gigi. Her faces are priceless.
So so happy. That kitchen is good and stocked.
That evening we had the family over to celebrate. Scarlett is obsessed with her bunny stuffed animals so we thought a bunny theme would be fitting.
This little video gets me every time haha. Perfect example of that enthusiasm I was talking about.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a special day!
Happy 2nd birthday, baby girl.
We love you so much!
PS. I borrowed a couple of these photos from my mom’s post. More memories here.