Elin is Two

This past Friday I was so excited to take the day off and spend it with Elin for her second birthday! The weather was dreary and rainy but we still had a lovely time.

When she woke up I went into her room to sing “Happy Birthday” to her and got her ready. I could tell she was so excited and ready for an exciting day. She hasn’t cared much for sunglasses yet but that particular morning was a turning point andΒ  she was so excited to wear “glasglas”.Β  She played all morning wearing them and checking herself out in the mirror in them.



We went out to eat and Elin loved trying everything on our plates. We then headed to the zoo and butterfly gardens. It was periodically raining so we would run from one exhibit to the other. At the zoo, Elin got to see herΒ  favorite zoo animal, the penguins!! Their cuteness did not disappoint.


We then viewed the butterfly exhibit and were lucky enough to get there in time to watch them release some fully grown butterflies for the first time! They offered to let Elin hold them, but she did not want to and instead wanted to only watch.



Then it was time to go home and have a little cake and presents. She kept saying, “party” over and over again! Little did she know that Sunday was going to be her party day! All in all, I think she had a great day. It seemed like it had only been a month or two from her last birthday! I can still remember that day perfectly!







  1. Adorable, what a cutie. Looks like you guys had a blast! I have developed a ritual of singing and videotaping waking my kids up to Happy Birthday. I am not sure how they will like it when they are 13 but it sure does make for good memories now!

  2. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!! i mean whats better than sunnies, the zoo, AND a butterfly release?! i LOVE IT!

  3. So much cute stuff in this post – from her outfit + sunglasses, to the cake, to the dog helping her open presents! Love it all. Looks like a great birthday. πŸ™‚

  4. What a special birthday! Love her cake!

  5. So sweet!!! Hope her party is just as fabulous!!!

  6. So cute!! Sounds like you had a great day! Love her cake too! Happy birthday to your cutie!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Her cake is way too cute – I love the bow on it!! Elin is seriously such a lady – I love it!!

  8. Happy, Happy 2nd Birthday to Elin!! She couldn’t be cuter!! Loving her lit’l bday outfit and the “glasglas” are precious on her! What a doll! (: It looks like you enjoyed a super special and memorable day celebrating your sweet blessing!! I adore the cake (of course)! I hope the party on Sunday was fantastic too! πŸ™‚

  9. Sunglasses, the zoo, & cake, sounds like a perfect day!

  10. Such a great birthday!! I love everything that y’all did to celebrate. How fun.

    Random subject change. I absolutely love the look of your blog. The color scheme, the chevron, the layout. It’s one of my favorite looks!

  11. Such a great day, happy birthday sweet girl!! πŸ™‚

  12. Sounds like an awesome day and who wouldn’t love the day if it had that adorable cake included!!

  13. Happy belated Birthday to Ellie!! What a PERFECT day!! I wish we had a butterfly exhibit! Mia would loooove it. What a special way to celebrate her day πŸ™‚ I’m taking notes for Mia’s next birthday! You’re the best, momma!!

  14. Oh my gosh, stinking auto correct. That was supposed to say Happy belated Birthday to Elin!!

  15. What a fun day for her! Love that you could take off work to spend it with her as well! Happy Birthday Elin!!! (sorry I’m a little late)!

  16. Sounds like a fun day! Happy belated birthday to Elin!!