Violet's Party

Last weekend we celebrated Violet's 2nd birthday with family.  It is hard to believe that she is two years old already, but as they say, time does fly by...

Grandma and Grandpa Chicken arrived a bit early to help out with some of the cooking and to spend some time with the girls.  As it turns out, the namesake was in full effect as a tub of baby chicks was brought over.  No, we are not getting chickens, but the flock(?) is growing at G&G's house.

As more of the family arrived, we headed outside where the cousins gave the playset a good workout.  The swinging seems pretty tame, but there was some crazy ball down the slide game that was invented later on.  Luckily no serious injuries!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!  Well she didn't actually cry, but this picture turned out great!

The crew enjoying some good food and great conversation

I love my gluten free, soy free, dairy free birthday cake!  Thanks Mom!  (actually it wasn't that bad - she had three pieces!)

Trinity and Charleen

There was a brief time when it was going to rain, then not rain, then rain, so we just moved the party inside.  Violet didn't really feel in the mood to open her presents, so that is what big sisters are for!

Stuffed animal friend from Megan


Violet threw an absolute fit when we didn't open the bubbles.  After about 60 seconds of yelling, we caved, but she still wasn't happy until she could hold them.  That was not going to happen!

Thanks again for everyone that could make it.  It was great to get the extended family together to share in the fun!