Full blown birthday parties don't happen every year in the Stouffer family (4 big parties in 4 months- Yikes!). Instead we have some fun birthday traditions for the actual day.
(We are shooting for an April birthday party with one of the July parties for one year, and a June party matched with the other July party the next for an easy rotation.)
George had a party last year, so this year
we had a tiny Party for Margaret.
We had to have a cow party before she got too old for a party themed after her cute nickname.
(Praise the Lord for pinterest!)
I was thrilled to find this table cloth and matching napkins from my Mom's stuff.
It made it feel like she was a part of the celebration.
She loved having her church Momma, god-Momma, and little bestie, Nathan over.
It was quiet and laid back,
just like a cow would appreciate, I'd imagine.
The morning on her birthday, we did the usual.
She came downstairs to find gifts.
(And acted like a monkey??)
If you know her infatuation with belly buttons (belly butts as she says), you will appreciate this baby doll!
It dances when you press her belly butts!
Birthday breakfast consisted of chocolate waffles with icing!
Hesitant, but then stuffed her face.
Then, she got gussied up with her princess lip gloss for a day on the town!
We started off with a lunch at Chick Fil A (the kid's choice)
and a long time at a park.
Then to cool off, we drove to Little Italy for lunch and dessert at Vacarros!
The Colosseo is family sized (actually, I think it was only a half a Colosseo!)
We finished our birthday fun day at the Boumi Carnival!
Maggie was just old enough, and certainly brave enough to ride some rides this year.
Livia was her ride partner and watched out for her the whole time.
And at the end of the night, a rainbow appeared!
What a wonderful day to turn 2!