Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tori Turns 2 (well, almost...)

Tori's second birthday is on Easter this year. We typically have our birthday parties on the Saturday closest to the actual birthday, but this year we held Tori's early. We didn't want to try to get a birthday party and Easter egg decorating all into the same day, so her party was this past Saturday. Tori has been in love with Abby Cadabby for almost all her short little life, so we had an Abby "Dabby" party, as Tori would say. A great time was had by all! We are all adjusting to the fact that Tori is growing up so quickly, but some of us are handling it much better than others. Emmalee broke down in tears several times on Saturday, sobbing that Tori was growing up too fast and would some day leave her. Funny, since Emmalee is actually the first one we expect to leave home (not that we are rushing her into it or anything...). I started a tradition for Tori last year by taking various pictures from her birth up until her birthday and making them into a video. I did so again this year with her pictures from her first birthday up until her second. Emmalee cried hysterically when she watched it. I certainly hope the two of them stay this close forever!

Here are some pictures of the big day.

This is Tori getting her first glimpse of the bookcase her very talented Pappi made for her. It is a dollhouse bookcase that is almost as tall as mommy. So far Tori hasn't tried climbing to the top shelf, but I say give her time!

Here are Emmalee and Tori anxiously awaiting the arrival of some of our guests.

The birthday girl

This is the rocking chair Gamma and Pappi gave her. She loves to rock.

Here she is sampling her very yummy Abby Cadabby cake, which Gamma made for her.

All in all it was a wonderful day, though it went by much too quickly. Happy birthday cupcake!