Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Our sweet girl Maddie turned two years old a couple of weeks ago - I can't believe how fast my baby is growing up! We kept with our family tradition and planned a special day for her and ended the day with yummy treats and birthday presents.

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We invited Auntie Ally and cousin Daniel to spend the day at the Georgia Aquarium with us.The girls LOVE the aquarium, and are very interested in oceans and sea creatures.

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It kills me that most of these pictures are grainy and blurry but my DSLR is officially dead and the phone just doesn't work well in the aquarium lighting.

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My birthday baby!

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Anna spotted a face painting station and picked a dolphin from the selection board.

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After the aquarium, we took the kids to a special lunch at Johnny Rocket's. They have never been there before, and I haven't eaten there in years, but I knew they would get a kick out of it. If you have never been there before, it's like a 50's soda shop, complete with jukeboxes, milkshakes, and cherry red booths.

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Anna and Daniel were delighted when I gave them a pile of nickels, although their song choices were a little dubious.

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Once the girls woke up from their nap, it was time for presents! We bought the birthday girl a fun new sprinkler, an Elsa doll from the movie Frozen, and a little picnic table.

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The Elsa doll was for sure a hit!

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Since we had just had birthday cake the week before, I decided to change it up a bit and made individual trifles out of lemon cake, strawberries and blueberries (Maddie's favorites!), and whipped cream. The girls loved them, especially the whipped cream!

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Happy birthday, darling girl!


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