Today I went to two birthday parties to celebrate the birthday person turning two. It's a really momentus occasion. In the year that's passed, you've lived half of your life. You've achieved massive milestones (walking, talking, independence....) and grown a whole heap. It really is something worth celebrating!
So in the morning I was at Mission Bay with Ruby's family and friends. The theme - pretty, pink and butterflies....
Then in the afternoon I drove out - way, way out into the country to celebrate Lewis' birthday with his family and friends in Kaukapakapa. The theme - cowboys, cake and cars!
Even though both parties were different theme-wise, they were similar in so many ways....
both sets of parents had put in a lot of time and effort to make each party really special.
lots of people gathered to celebrate how far the birthday people have come (in their action packed two years) and everything that makes them special.
everyone wanted the best for them and to show them how much they are loved.
all the presents were thoughtfully chosen to suit their particular personality and interests.
we were all keen to sing "Happy Birthday" and eat cake!
It has been a privilege to be part of these little people's lives over the last year or so and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with them. I bet Lewis loves cake just as much when he's 21! It will be interesting to see where Ruby stands on pink when she's 21.......