Bailey had a great 2 year old birthday last week. I made her polka dot (as she refers to them) cupcakes, and she help put the icing on them (rather, she licked it off as I’d put it on). She had so much fun in the kitchen. Little does she know her bigger party with all her cousins is this upcoming weekend, but on her actual birthday it was just her, daddy and me. She loved her birthday but was unsure of the lit candles at first. It was so cute watching her try to figure out how to blow the candles out. We had to help her. It didn’t take her long, however, to dive in to her chocolate cupcake. She then started feeding pieces of it to her Dad and me. Adorable.
She got icing all over her – of course! – but had a blast. We got her a tricycle too, and while she’s still unsure of the pedals, she puts her “Mamma Duck” rubber ducky in the seat and pushes her all around the sidewalk. Too cute! Bailey was (gasp!) a duck for Halloween. She picked out her costume. For the last 4-5 months she has been obsessed with all things duck. We have plastic duckies all around the house, from ducks with pacifiers to mamma ducks, to a red rubber ducky that supposedly is “in charge” of the other baby ducks.
She has set up her own pecking order (pun intended) for each of them. And there are certain ducks she likes to sleep with, and others that go in the shower or bath tub. It’s ducky madness around this house! God forbid you forget to put a duck in bed with her… she has a nervous breakdown. Nevertheless, she had a great time trick or treating with her cousins, and got the hang of the “Trick or Treat” pretty fast. At first she was scared of Zachary’s costume (her youngest cousin), but once she figured out he was still under the mask, she was okay.
She loved getting the candy, and carried not one but TWO pumpkin candy holders around. After being scared of regular pumpkins for a month, the pink pumpkins got her “over” her pumpkin problem. Go figure! Here are some pictures from her birthday and Halloween. Enjoy!