My Niece Turns Two

Last weekend I trekked to Alabama again, with my parents, for Niecy’s birthday party. It was held in Lance’s hometown of Cullman, which is a lot closer to us than where Debra and Lance live. I can’t believe this child is already two years old!

My sister planned a really cute Elmo party! She scored many of the decorations at the Target dollar spot, and assembled snack plates that looked like Sesame Street characters… idea from Pinterest, of course. (While helping her make the grocery list, I said “It looks like they used olives for Cookie Monster and I know that can’t be right.” Grapes. Hello.)

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At Debra’s request, I made a mix CD for the party because playlists are my love language. Niecy’s first birthday had a “Little Miss Sunshine” theme, which was easy to match musically. But this was a purely kid theme, and it turned out most of my music isn’t very suitable for toddlers. That has been remedied. I added the Cha Cha Slide to the end, because its instructions are easy and Niecy likes to dance, but she wasn’t in the mood. My mom and Debra humored me though. When I’m pleading for people to dance with me at a two-year-old’s birthday party, it’s probably time to get some regular dancing back into my life.

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We were both excited about her new basketball goal. Future WNBA!! (She is in the 99th percentile for height.)

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It was great to see my sister and her family so much recently, but being away two weeks/weekends in a row has really caught up with me. I have a garden to plant, summer clothes to take out, and about a million other chores, not to mention friends with whom I really need to reconnect and lots of May activities to participate in. I don’t know how regular travelers manage.

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One Response to My Niece Turns Two

  1. Carol says:

    Aww, so many sweet pictures!! I’m glad you’re able to get together so often with your sister. :)

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