EJ definitely enjoyed her special day once she had a chance to take in all the faces that came to see her. She was the cutest little guest of honor, greeting + smiling for everyone and never even cried once! She was quite happy being passed from mom to dad to auntie to grandma to friend and took it all in stride. She even dug right into her personal colossal cupcake much to everyone's cheering. Though it took giving her a taste from a fork for her to realize she was supposed to eat it. :-P
She was showered in gifts with a whole new summer wardrobe + beach toys + sunglasses + sun hats. And like a perfect gift receiver, loved every one of her toys as she unwrapped them - more interested in her current one than the new one placed in front of her, haha.
I think the biggest success, after all the birthday girl festivities, was the double-sized play yard that my father set up in the living room. We brought over some of EJ's toys for her peers to play with and they seemed to really enjoy themselves which helped our friends + fellow parents enjoy a little adult conversation.
Even though I was a little nervous about planning such a thrown together Big Milestone party, I think it was success. I've even got half her thank-you card written (usually a procrastinated chore for me)! :)
How did you celebrate your weekend?