Happy 2nd Birthday Ember!

We started off our very simple birthday celebration for Ember with a BBQ. Allan made delicious hamburgers while the little kids ran around outside and played. In the heat, it was brutally hot. Photobucket

I only blew up three very small balloons. They were enough to excite the kids for the entire day. Boy were there fights over the balloons! (Like always, even when we have twenty balloons, they fight!) Photobucket

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Next, I set up a fort in the front room to open her presents in. I didn’t feel like doing the streamers and decorations route this year. I thought the fort would feel more intimate πŸ™‚ Photobucket

Ember is still obsessed with makeup and jewelry so that’s what I got her for her 2nd birthday! It was weird to be buying makeup brushes and makeup for her. And as we sat down to open presents I got nervous about the choice, despite knowing her love of it all, but within seconds I knew I had chosen right… she was over the moon happy. Photobucket

She’s played with the stuff so much the last couple days. Photobucket

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She was surprised to get her very own chapstick. She loves chapstick and I finally managed to remember to buy some burt’s bees since it’s more natural and she tends to consume some of it each time she uses it. Though she proved me wrong and put it on exactly right and put the lid nicely back on after! She’s so perfect. Photobucket

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The older girls were on her loot within seconds. I have some more pictures of Sierra decked out in makeup but I’ll save those for another post. Photobucket

Payson was running around hyped up on the balloons. Photobucket

After the presents were opened Allan laid down to rest. He hasn’t been getting much sleep for months. Poor guy πŸ™ Photobucket

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The kids came into the kitchen with me to watch me ice Ember’s cake and when it was all done and ready to go I had the little two go wake Allan up to join us. Photobucket

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I bought a Betty Crocker gluten-free cake so that Payson could join the family and not have his own seperate little dessert. I liked that a lot. Everyone liked the taste of it so we might have gluten-free cakes for the kids’ birthdays here on out! Photobucket

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I have the cutest videos of her but my movie editing software isn’t working. Bummer.

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