Today Riley turns two. My little girl is growing up!
Planning a party for a two year old was rather interesting, when we asked Riley what type of party she wanted to have she just said "KIDS!", and if you asked what she wanted for her birthday her first response was, again, "KIDS!" followed by "Balloons!". So a party with kids and balloons is exactly what she got! Elephant themed, of course...
So Riley had her birthday party on Saturday over at Smoochie's house- we had just over 30 people and the weather actually cooperated, at least for the most part. There were 8 kids and they all had a blast playing outside on the swing set, with the yard toys and even this silly bean bag toss game with an elephant on it! Chuck did an AWESOME job with lunch, we had brats, hotdogs, coleslaw and David's mom Hanne made fruit salad and her potato salad - YUM!
As usual Ry made out like a bandit, anything that kid could have wanted she got. We now have Zhu Zhu's, crayons, coloring books, clothes, elephant books, puzzles, Little People sets, Mr Potato Head, stuffed animal elephants, a sand box with toys and a power Quad (that Riley loves and got the hang of rather quickly) - just to name a few.
After presents we cut into Riley's birthday cake - ever made an elephant birthday cake before? I can't tell you how many times I heard the line from Steel Magnolias "How do you make GRAY icing?!" haha! The Elephant was confetti cake and the base was cherry chip, if everyone told the truth it all turned out okay :)
After cake each kid got some really cool favor boxes full of stuff, elephant shaped crayons, candy, windmills, bubble sticks, sidewalk chalk, balls, elephant finger puppets, a foam letter with their initial.... We made sure that each kid got to go home with some really awesome items and "share" Riley's party with her - they loved it!
More photos to come!!!!
Happy Birthday Riley - The coolest little girl I know! :)