Chasing Cheerios

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, O!

Happy Birthday, O! I can't believe you are 2! Its almost 1am, and Elliott and I are busy getting ready for O's birthday. Elliott is putting together her kitchen set that we bought in February. I set up her place at the table with her birthday crown (its missing the ribbon, but we'll finish it before her party on Sunday), wooden cake, birthday ring, and her 1st birthday block puzzle.
I taped balloons to all of our chairs. She is going to be SO EXCITED when she wakes up in the morning and sees everything. We have a busy day planned for O (storytime at the library, picnic with family and friends, and then swimming and playing in a small spray park), but I'll try to post pics tomorrow night :)


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope she has a great day!

  2. Happy Birthday to your little sweetie - enjoy the day! :)

  3. Hip Hip Hooray! Happy Birthday O!

    Our family enjoys hearing of your fun-filled days and seeing your mama's great and inspiring ideas - plus, we *love* birthdays!

    It looks like it is going to be an amazing party :)
    Enjoy yourself!

    p.s. i love the birthday ring, it is gorgeous

  4. I forgot to ask - did you make the crown O's mama?

  5. Thanks, everybody!
    Amber- I miss your blog. Let me know if you go public again :) My mom and I made O's crown using the pattern and directions from The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. Its a wonderful book!

  6. Hi, just a lurker who loves all of your activity and learning ideas. I adore Os birthday set up, it is perfectly charming, here's to a brilliant day and an amazing year. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  7. One Little, Two LittleJuly 16, 2008 at 2:42 AM

    You're so very creative! Did you make the block puzzle too? Here's wishing O a very Happy Birthday!!

  8. happy birthday O hope you have a wonderful day!!! great job on the puzzle, birthday crown and ring your so talented!!! can't wait to see pics

  9. happy birthday O.
    A whole two years old, let the fun begin!!!
    Two was so much more fun than one for us and we will soon be hitting Three.

    can you explain a bit more about the birthday ring, it looks cool. As does everything else :o)

  10. Happy Birthday O! I like this website. I visit it every day. It is such a good source of wonderful activities and inspiration. Thanks for that. The block puzzle are great! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  11. Happy Birthday to O!

    Sounds like a wonderful day! I can not wait to hear how it all went!

  12. Happy birthday, O!!! Have a great day :)

  13. maddy in vermontJuly 16, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Hi Melissa and Big 2 Year Old O!

    Happy Birthday! I hope your day is perfect and your year is full of everything will be with your amazing Mommy!

  14. Thanks for all of the sweet comments :)
    Sako- I made the picture block puzzle using 5 wooden blocks, pictures, and mod podge. It was easy and fun. I can tell you more about it if you are interested. All of the pictures are from her 1st birthday party. I think I'll make another one with pictures from this past year. I wish the 1st one had pictures from her 1st year instead of just her 1st bday party, but I guess I can just make another one :)
    Jo- I ordered the birthday ring last year from The Wooden Wagon. I debated about it for months and months because I was hesitant to spend the money, but then I realized that it really wasn't much since we'll be using it for 12 years for O, and hopefully we'll use it for any future children as well. I have 4 pictures in it which show her growth since birth, which is my favorite part :)
    Thanks again for the nice comments!

  15. Oooo, thanks for the *reminder* to look back at the comments - just what i needed! And thanks too - for your sweet comments about my blog :) :) :) I really hope to 'be back' sometime soon.

    I love that you have made photos of O to put in the wooden birthday ring - what a great idea! Plus, I really *must* lash out & buy myself a copy of Soule Mama's book - it is mentioned so highly by everyone who has a copy!