Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Lilly Grace!!!

Lilly on her 2nd Birthday

It's Official...our little princess is two years old today. I can honestly say the last two years have flown by in a whirlwind.
Lilly Grace less that 1 hour old
(Below is Lilly at her first birthday party...not even walking yet...)

This little fireball sped into our lives over 1 month before her due date and (couldn't even wait for a doctor to deliver her) and we should have known that was an indication of things to come. Miss Lil likes things her way and on her schedule. She is full of energy and spunk and she keeps us all on our toes. She stole her Daddy's heart from the second he looked at her and she is Mommy's best girlfriend...but her best friend ever? Big Brother for sure.

We've spent the weekend getting ready for the party on Sunday. Friday night I decided to attempt decorating her an Elmo cake to have here at home so she could blow out some candles on her actual birthday (today). It turned out OK and today we ventured out to Chuck E Cheese and to pick up some last minutes things for the party tomorrow. Then the grandparents came over to share some cake and some presents before the big bash tomorrow.
It' s challenging to say the least to get a cake to hold together when you can' t use eggs. The first attempt at the Elmo cake ended up as a large pile of crumbs...tasty enough but you can't really decorate a crumb pile...take 2 fared much better...Lilly decided to sample a little cake batter before we washed up the dishes!

OK please note in the photo Lilly is wearing her brother's spongebob shirt...we couldn't get the thing off her. It was 3 sizes too big and she kept saying "Bubba's sirt..." and then cried to sleep in it and the princess gets what the princess wants (at least on her birthday...) Ah yes....terrible twos here we come!!!


Carol said...

I am highly impressed with the Elmo cake, Jess! I can't believe it's been two years! This is the exact reason that I refuse to lay Elliott down! :-) Sorry we can't make it to the party tomorrow. Tell Lilly happy birthday for us!

The Butlers said...

That cake is awesome Jessica!! How did you get it to hold together so great without the eggs?!

Happy Birthday to Lilly Grace!!!! She is such a cutie.

Stephanie said...

What a cake! No way my 50th attempt would look that good! ha! happy birthday to sweet Lilly:) Can't wait for the party!

Erica Simpson said...

The cake is wonderful!

Happy Birthday Lilly!

Jeremy, Shauna, & Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday Lilly!! I can't believe she is 2 already. She is such a sweetie!!

Chasity said...

Happy Birthday Lilly!! I have a trick for cake with no eggs. It will work every time ask me sometime and I will tell you!!

Jessica M said...

The cake looks great Jess! I don't know if I could ever do anything like that!!!! So glad that Lilly Grace had a wonderful birthday -- the party was great!!!!