our turkey days & hadley turned two.

We celebrated Thanksgiving #1 at my in-laws house on Thursday. We also celebrated Hadley's 2nd birthday there too! Brought a few decorations to make it a little festive for a birthday.
We had cupcakes for the birthday girl, she loves the Happy Birthday song!
My nephew Max was having a field day taking photos of our dog George and his dog Murphy. He was posing them and everything, it was adorable. Hadley was having fun playing with her new Minnie Mouse and her cousin Mattie.
Turkey Day #2 was at my parents house this past Saturday, we celebrated Hadley's 2nd birthday also! I made her a little mini two-layered cake for her to blow out the candle with. It was white cake with homemade pink buttercream frosting! So good.
Cookies for dessert, they are the best tasting and looking cookies! Check them out The Cookie Shop!
Had some decorations of course, what's a birthday without decorations!
New this year, my Dad deep fried a turkey! It was so so so so so good!!!
We played a few simple games because their were only two little ones old enough to play and one was sleeping so it was just Hadley and her cousin Pennie. I drew a large black Minnie Mouse on a poster board by coloring in with black magic marker. Made the Minnie bows in PhotoShop, cut them out, and put tape on the back so the kiddos could put them on Minnie. Pennie put hers in different spots, Hadley put hers all on top of each other.
The second game was more like a little craft, I put a blank Minnie Mouse face on a popsicle stick, and had them put a bow, eyes, and nose on the face. 
 Big sister Natalie came in to help them, it was so cute!
They were pretty proud of their Minnie's!
Present time! She got so many cute toys and clothes.  She was ready for more grown up girl toys for sure! We've had the same toys since she's been born.
Cake time! She loves it when you sing Happy Birthday, we sing it at least one or two times a week. She blew out her candle like she has been doing it for years. 
I'm a big fan of favors, I just like to give something to people that take the time to come to a party and celebrate. So I made these chocolate Minnie Mouse lollipops! It took a lot of time to make, and cut out the Minnie Mouse heads saying thanks for coming! 
My sweet Hadley Mae, you are now two years old. You are no longer a baby, you are now a full fledged toddler! Two whole years you have been in our lives now and I am so happy I get to be your Mom. Getting to know you this past year has been so awesome. You are talking up a storm, more clearer everyday, trying to communicate to the world. I love watching you grow up. No one can prepare you for how fast it really goes. Way too fast. It makes me sad some days, but only some days. Most days I am over the moon happy, because I get to watch you grow and I get to be your Mom. It's the best job ever.

Happy 2nd Birthday Hadley!

 Mom

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