Yep, two years... just like that. My birthing experience is still very fresh in my mind... every second of it, I can still remember in detail but here we are, already on our 2nd year of being parents. And we survived those two years! With flying colors if I may say ;-)
We had a very simple celebration last Saturday and it had been really fun. We had a birthday merienda circus-themed party only with close family. Sadly, 3 of my close friends weren't able to make it because of different personal reasons. One of my friends had to fly back to her country of origin due to a family emergency. My heart is bleeding for her but I know God will give her strength and her family will recover from this in His time.
Although partly broken hearted, we went ahead and celebrated Little Spanish Pinay's second birthday as everything was already planned and her godparents were only here for the weekend.
As I've said, it was a simple celebration anyways. Everyone had a very nice surprise when they were greeted with the birthday celebrant dressed as a clown. Their reactions were priceless. Each died of cuteness overload! We've also died of sugar overload from the sweets prepared by yours truly :-D
I've tried to do everything on my own but time fought really hard against this poor trying-hard mami. With all the limitations, I just managed to do some party garlands and a poor birthday poster finished in 10 minutes! If time hadn't been mean to me, I would have done so much more... like pinwheels, stars everywhere, baloons (can you believe we didn't have baloons!?) and flowers, flowers, flowers. Those will have to wait another year, I guess :)
Let me share some photos of Little Spanish Pinay's special day celebration. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy looking at them over and over again.
She's getting ready.
She was her own clown on her own birthday ;-)
Great idea for clown shoes by my friend V.
We really missed her and her daughter D!
All prepared to greet her guests
I tried to make a birthday poster but alas... in 10 minutes, I whipped this up... poor, poor thing.
It looked so small in the wall where it was hanged. (See the background of the first picture)
Can a clown get any cuter than this?
Just a simple effort I did to give some more circus-y party mood
The table full of sweets and some sandwiches
The cake pops!
Far from professional looking but hey, it's my first time to do these
and I am more than happy with the result :-D
The buttery sugar cookies ready to be served
The sandwiches! My hubby's obra maestra ;-)
The fillings are hmmm, hmmm, good!
Hubby and I couldn't get enough of them we even had them for dinner!
The crowd is singing happy birthday in 4 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino and Engish)
and she was singing along :)
She blew her candle like a 2yr old should! ;-)
Ok, the cake. It is supposed to be a circus tent... but it looked like Aladin's turban in a bloody state LOL. I really had fun laughing at my own work after. But I was really in too much of a hurry and that's all I could do with the limited time and resources I had.
But with the birthday celebrant this cute? The cake by her side looked cute just as well ;-)
Apart from it's unpolished look... the cake was unbelievable moist and oh so chocolatey.
I had a little cake accident and I swear, I almost ruined the entire thing. I was so lucky I was twittering with Kristeta and she helped me save the cake! Oh the power of cyber friends communication or whatever it is called ;-)
She missed her nap that day but she was still amazingly hyped and gleeful.
Even Roque has a gift for her! She was really touched by the dog's gesture ;-)
I just had to include this. They are totally cute!
On the left is LSP's grandfather and on the right is her godfather she lovingly calls ninong :)
(ninong is godfather in my native language)
The whole troop!
All in all, we all had a blast. LSP was incredibly still with tons of energy after - even after around 12 midnight! To think she didn't take her nap in the afternoon. She must have been super energized with happiness and excitement for the gifts. As for me? I was really glad that hubby and I were able to pull this off - inspite of little time for planning and preprataion. The best of all is that LSP really enjoyed her party!
Happy 2nd birthday, our precious little star! Looking forward to many, many, many more birthday parties with you :) We love you sooooo much!!
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