Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Riley Turns Two

The birthday party at Build-a-Bear was a huge success!! I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to share this with Riley..and her mommy and daddy! Here's a look back at the day in pictures.....

This how we started the day....just a bit overwhelmed by it all! So much attention focused on one little girl. I was wondering if she was going to enjoy it - but she warm up to it all and smiled, laughed and even joined in....with Mommy close by her side!


A place FULL of bears and she was totally entertained by the Zhu Zhu Pets (I think that is it??) cage!! Typical.

Yep, she's a nail biter!


Picking a heart for her bear. All of her friends picked TWO hearts - one for their bear and then one to place in Riley's bear....with much kisses. Cute.



Not positive what is going on here - I think we were shaking our bears (for some reason)! Or maybe the mommies are just doing the happy dance?!?! Is the little one with the curls just too cute, or what? Natural curls:)


Yes, it was quite interesting to keep all the two-year olds engaged and entertained....all at the same time but Stephen, the party leader, made the best of it. I think it was Daddy who said it was similar to "herding cats"!! Yep, that's about it.

Riley's favorite part - by far - of building a bear was the bath that she gave her bear after it was stuffed. She swished it and rubbed and washed it forever:)


I think the children liked the Chik-Fil-A meals and cupcakes as much as the bears!! They all sat still...and quiet...just eating away. The cupcakes were totally chocolate. Yes, Riley's three favorite foods are celery, cucumbers and chocolate (in that order!) :) She asks for chocolate several times a day - doesn't always get it but you can't blame a girl for trying!!


Daddy and Riley blowing out the candles!!
By far, Riley's favorite part about birthdays in general is singing Happy Birthday! Oh how I wish I could make videos on camera....I would love to hear her singing that right now:)


Happy Birthday, Big Girl
I just love this face!!









12 comments:

  1. what a fun day!! oh so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  2. looks like a lot of fun! So glad you got to be there!

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  3. What beautiful photos and a beautiful little girl!! Looks like it was a lovely day.Thank you for sharing and love your blog background!!
    Have a great Wednesday!
    Blessings.

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  4. These pictures brings me back when my two grand-daughters were that age. Em is 24 and Melissa is 21 now. Enjoy your little one - they grow up so fast.

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  5. What a beautiful birthday girl! Jackie

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  6. Oh Jennifer Riley is soo adorable. Don't ya just love Build a Bear? Such a good idea. Looks like it was such a fun day. I am soo happy for you that you got to be there. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweet girl!

    Yes, I decided to "decorate" my blogpage since my houses are in such total disarry it makes doing anything with them impossible. The 4th of July has always been my very favorite holiday. Looks like we will be moving the 3rd of July....HOPEFULLY....soo much going on. I can't wait to be settled.

    HUGS, Debbie

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  7. What adorable pictures!!! Looks like a great way to have a birthday party. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Hi Jennifer! These photos are just precious- thanks for taking us along!:) So, so precious!

    Those sweet little faces- just wanta hug 'em!

    Linda

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  9. Just wanted to let you know I've written my story about the 4th. I will wait until Friday to post it. We are leaving to go on our annual family "week-at-the-beach" trip on Sun.With work and packing,the next few days are going to be very busy. I didn't want to forget to tell you to count me in!

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  10. Riley is so precious!! Love her little dress. I know you had so much fun celebrating with her at the party. I can't believe that her favorite food is celery. Glad you had a wonderful day with your sweet granddaughter. Love & blessings from NC!

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  11. She is adorable! I love her dress, the cupcakes, the bears...such good memories for her Mimi! :)

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  12. HI MISS JENN,
    LOOKS LIKE A FUN PARTY!! RILEY IS JUST THE CUTEST LIL GAL. MY DAUGHTER USED TO GET VERY EMBARRASSED WHEN SHE WAS LIL AND ALL
    THE ATTENTION WAS ON HER AND SHE WOULD NOT LOOK TOO HAPPY!! LOL
    I THINK IT IS A BIT OVERWHELMING FOR THEM AND IT JUST TAKES A LIL WARMING UP FIRST!
    GLAD YOU HAD SUCH A FUN AND HAPPY TIME WITH THEM, AND THAT YOU GOT TO SHARE HER B-DAY TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US AS WELL.
    HAVE A LOVELY DAY HON,
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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