For the first couple of years of Little L’s life we lived in a shoe box of a condo we could barely fit into, never mind having the extra room for people to come over.
Even worse guest parking for friends and family out of town could easily run $10 an hour downstairs. Yay city living!
Because of this we never really got a chance to do a party for her early birthdays and instead we celebrated with just us – mom + dad + her. We did a little outing, had a small cake and saved the bigger party for when she got older and wanted to have her friends over on her own accord.
It became a bit of an unwritten tradition that we passed on to Little C. So when her 2nd birthday came this past month we decided to keep it just us four and do a family day outing vs hosting a bigger party.
We spread it out over two weekends just because of the weather and work schedule and it went kind of like this.
We baked some birthday cupcakes.
The theme was Pumpkins (birthday girls request).
The super easy pumpkin cupcakes were made with sprinkles, pretzel sticks as the stem and green licorice as the leaves.
The birthday girl got a cool new t-shirt with a pumpkin on it – made by Mommy.
That’s a DIY post coming up.
Blew out some candles!
Opened some presents!
Then because last year we went to the Pumpkin Patch, seeing as it was a Pumpkin theme, we decided to go back to see if we could re-create this photo from there when Little C was 1.
Alas they didn’t have the cut out pumpkin this year.
But they had a giant tractor she could grow into instead.
And then we saw some animals.
Went for a wagon ride to the pumpkin fields.
Jumped in haystacks.
Had some warm apple cider.
And told secrets by the fire.
Our our way out we saw a witch that crashed into a pole.
And our “loot bag” consisted of a candy apple.
It was a great day!
And mommy didn’t have to make a single strand of garland or tissue paper pom poms. Shhhhh!