She was so excited!
Of course we needed a new outfit letting everyone know she's 2 now. My sweet and talented friend, Shannon made this dress for her. Annabel got so many compliments on it.
Then we all three went to get our haircut because it had been a loooong time and it was the first day Ms. Amberley was available.
Afterwards, we went with Shannon, Westin, & Reagan to Gymnastic Joe's in the mall.
And Westin, Adeline, and Annabel got to ride the fun little carousel there.
We ate lunch at our favorite, CFA, in the food court, then headed home for naps. When Daddy got home it was time for her to open her presents from us.
She got a brown-haired, blue-eyed cabbage patch doll and a double jogging stroller for her babies.
We had steak for dinner (one of her favorites) and cupcakes afterward. She blew out her candles for the first time, too. We had blue and pink cupcakes; she chose blue.
Then we went on a walk to the nearby elementary school and played on their playground until it got dark.
We continue birthday celebrations right up until bedtime around here. The girls got to take a bubble bath in Mommy's big bathtub.
And she went to bed, happy as can be, in some new pajamas with Cinderella on them, just like her Big Sister!
What a fun-filled day! You fill our lives with joy, Annabel. We couldn't imagine life without you. We love you so very very much!
I'll leave you with a few of my favorites from her 2 year photo session with the very talented Amber Dickey.
Thank you, Amber, for capturing our little girl's sweet, happy spirit.