Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maggie Turns 2!

I can't believe that my baby girl turned 2 this week!  The day she was born is still so fresh on my mind that is hardly seems possible.  She literally grows and changes on a daily bases right before my eyes.  It's so exciting but also happening scary fast!  I swear over the last month or two her vocabulary has just exploded.  It's like we have a whole new little girl.  I almost burst with pride and joy every time I watch her learn something new.  This has got to be the best stage yet!!!

We threw her a little party here in Warwick with some local friends this past Sunday, the day before her actual birthday.  We are also planning to throw another party for family and friends back in the States the weekend we return for a visit.  I know... we are crazy...  We went with a bubble theme because Maggie has a serious obsession with them.  She loses her mind every time bubbles are near and even loves the show Bubble Guppies.

I had ordered a number 2 balloon off the internet.  I waited to open the package until the day before the party and of course they sent the number 5!  Luckily, the nice balloon shop two doors down were able to get creative and turn it upside down.  Ha!  It worked.

The birthday girl checking out her balloons.

I hope these curls never go away.

The closest she has come to holding up two fingers and this was just by accident.  ;)

I LOVED the way her cake turned out.  I had a local lady make it for her, and she did such a great job incorporating the bubble theme. 

A little mini Maggie in her party dress blowing bubbles.  So cute!!

Maggie matching her cake.

The whole birthday gang.
Dan, baby Evie, Amber, Olive, Ryan, Maggie, Jenny, Toby, Jenny's mom, Josh, Jeff, Claire, Ellie, Clint, Kate & London

Group pic with myself in the mix.

Maggie had a mini melt down when it came to singing her the birthday song and blowing out the candles.  Her dang two year molars decided to make their appearance this week with two of the bottom ones popping through.  This made for a cranky toddler but other than this moment she did pretty well all things considered!

She looks terrified!

Daddy had to blow out her candles.  She will get another shot at it next weekend.  :)

After a wonder BBQ meal Ryan made for everyone and cake, we headed outside for some bubble fun.  We were going to go to the local park but it was just a little too cold and a little too close to everyone's nap times to go that far.  

Jenny was a trooper for coming out to the party on her due date!

Sweet Claire.  Maggie LOVES her so much and is always calling her name.

Adorable Olive.  We met her and her family in Maggie's toddler sensory class.

Josh & Toby

I was seriously impressed with Maggie's bubble blowing skills.

Love this chocolate and snot covered face.

I think everyone had a good time.

Bubble beards to end the party.

So glad she had so much fun.

This was the morning of her actual birthday.  I couldn't get a picture in focus because this toddler wouldn't stop moving.

A little photo shoot.  She just looks so old to me know.  Tear.  ;(

I am looking forward to watching her grow and seeing how her sweet little personality continues to develop.

We are working on holding up two fingers.  Ha!

Now for a few stats.
Clothes: She is currently wearing 2T but a lot of them are getting tight or too short.  I think from now on I'm going to start purchasing 4T.  She is wearing size 7-7.5 shoes (American sizes).  She still loves wearing bows and is obsessed with shoes.  She gets so excited every time we put them on.  She is still letting me dress her which is nice.  ;)

Favorite Foods:  Olives, black beans, chips, yogurt, chocolate, humus w/ pita bread.  She likes most veggies, and she will eat fruit but which fruit it is changes everyday.

Favorite Words: Shhh, sure!, come on!, princess, bubbles, sister, help, choo choo

Favorite Activities: Play doh, playing with her princess castle, Doc McStuffin's doctors kit, playing with trains, going to the park to swing and ride the kiddy rides (choo choo train), reading books, bubbles, stickers, coloring, leapfrog laptop, singing, watching disney music videos on the computer, pretend washing in the sink, being chased and tickled, and kissing & hugging her sister.

Not so Favorite things: Spiders (I blame daddy for instilling that fear) and not always being on the go.   If she's ready to go somewhere and we are not, she will melt down at the front door.  We are working on patience with this child, but I have a feeling that may take awhile to learn.

Signature Moves:  Lip syncing, singing "Let it Go", dancing like she is galloping, smoothing her sister with love, running circles around the kitchen island, pointing out everyone's body parts, tries to wear mommy's shoes, and loves to brush her hair.  She still takes a pacifier when she sleeps and can't go without her blanket either.  But she knows that she has to put them in the crib before we leave the room, so she always tossing them over the side of the crib & then going hopping out of the room.  It's so cute to watch.


  1. What a fun party!! I love the banner and her "I am two" shirt! Have a safe and wonderful trip to the States! I hope both Maggie and London are gems for you on the flights!

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  2. Harper flipped out when everyone started singing happy birthday as well! She grabbed my hair and hid behind it! Love seeing miss Maggie grow into such a little beauty! She is so adorable! Have a safe and wonderful trip back to the states!

  3. I just finished watching your family's search for a house on House Hunters International. I'm fully aware that you don't know me, and that my opinion will probably mean absolutely nothing to you. However, I seriously doubt if your family and friends have the courage to say these things to you, and someone needs to step up and say something before your marriage goes completely off the rails.

    While I think you have a lovely family, and I can understand why you are so proud of your daughters, I have to say that Ryan came off as a misogynistic jerk on HHI. It apparently didn't matter to him that because he childishly insisted on having his way, his pregnant wife would have to wash dishes by hand and traipse up two flights of narrow stairs while holding a newborn and a toddler. And finding parking near the house has to have been a nightmare for her all these months.

    What is wrong with you, Ryan? Are you so self-consumed and arrogant that you can't have some compassion for a pregnant woman who just happens to be your wife and the mother of your children? Are you selfishly enjoying the "charm" and "character" of that house so much that the impossible day-to-day practicalities your wife has to endure means absolutely nothing to you?

    Ryan, you need to do some soul searching and make your first priority your wife. She (hopefully) will be with you for the rest of your life, long after the charm and character of that silly house have been forgotten.

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