Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2 years old

Last Friday, Hannah Grace turned two! John and I spent several weeks leading up to her birthday debating whether or not we wanted to drive to Nashville to attend my cousin's graduation and have a birthday party for Hannah Grace there. We finally decided to just stay home; we are quite limited on our "free" weekends now, so we wanted to make the most of this one from the comfort of our home. As it turned out, Andy, Cherie and Zach were able to visit, so on top of her birthday presents, Hannah Grace got to spend a couple of days with her favorite buddy, Zach. 

Hannah Grace's actual birthday was VERY low key. John had to work that morning, and I needed to buy some food for the weekend, so we did a little grocery shopping. I dropped the groceries back off at the house, and we headed back out to have lunch at Chick Fil A (and so Hannah Grace could play). However, her birthday just so happened to be the first day of summer break for all the public school kids, and Chick Fil A was slammed. SO, I circled the restaurant and drove out, deciding to go to Hannah Grace's second favorite restaurant, McCallister's.

Mac and Cheese Birthday Lunch!

We made a quick trip to Old Navy (where she greeted the mannequins with a hug), and I grabbed two pairs of flip flops and a romper for her to unwrap later that day. She found the hat, ball, and sunglasses throughout the store, and once she had them all on, I had to take this picture. She is so silly.

As you can see, her birthday "party" was very, very basic. Along with the doll high chair and stroller I mentioned in my last post, Hannah Grace received two Curious George books, some clothes, and a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD. Cherie let her pick out a toy from Target, and she chose one of those magnetic doodle pads. My brother and sister in law sent a Target gift card, so she'll get to pick out something else (most likely something made by Leap Frog).

The rest of the weekend was a lot of fun, and it was so nice to spend time with friends here at home. With the baby coming in a few short weeks, we won't be making any more trips to Middle Tennessee until at least mid-July, so we were thankful to squeeze in one last hurrah with them before the baby!

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