Life has been a fun kind of busy this week so blogging has been put on the back burner. (Part of that busyness has been ordering a book of last year’s blog from Blog2Print. I’m excited to have a copy of this journal in hard copy for Hannah and I to enjoy for years to come.)
The day before Hannah’s birthday we celebrated with a birthday party for she and 8 of her little friends. The theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and we had such fun! I rented a room at a local community centre and it was a great way to have enough room to run around, play and celebrate together. With the help of my parents we loaded up many of Hannah’s toys into our vehicles and all the party supplies we could find and created a space that was kid and parent friendly alike. I’ll keep this idea in mind for another year as my home is just too small for more than a few visitors at a time. Friends also met us at the party and helped with the set up which made it all go like clockwork. Thanks everyone!! You helped to make this day extra special!
An attempt to take a group pic. It was a lot like herding cats!! I took about a dozen pics and this was the best of the group. :o) Really, they were having a good time even though it’s hard to see in this pic.
This is a little clip of what it was like trying to get all the kids in one group shot. Heh!!
One of the toys the rec centre had was a popcorn table and it was a huge hit with the kiddos! I think I’ll be taking a trip to Bulk Barn soon and buying popcorn kernels for Hannah to play with. A great option during the cold winter weather when pool time isn’t an option.
It was fun when I looked over one time and this little group was gathered around the popcorn table. This is Hannah plus her 3 daycare friends. They have such fun together each day and I love the friendships that Hannah is building with all 3 of these other kiddos.
The adorable Miss Molly posing with the big yellow ball
Singing Happy Birthday! Hannah was so excited this year when we sang Happy Birthday to her. Check out that beautiful smile!
Thank you for coming everyone and helping to make Hannah’s 2nd Birthday extra special! As I looked at the group picture above it suddenly occurred to me that all of these friends are the children of new friends I’ve made over the past 6 years. God has not only blessed Hannah and I with family and friends who have been part of my life for years, but He has also blessed us with an entirely new group of friends and we are both thankful for them!!