I absolutely love this age. If I could bottle her up and keep her like this forever, I would be so tempted to do it. The cuteness knows no bounds. Her personality is in full-bloom, she's learning new things every day, talking up a storm, soaking up the world around her like a little sponge and cracking us up on a daily basis.
Isla is joy personified. Literally. Walking, talking, giggling, cuddling, kissing and loving joy. She is such a happy little person - I just hope and pray that we can maintain the level of happiness and self-confidence she possesses now for many more years to come. She loves to laugh with gusto and she is a total sweetheart - so loving, gentle and kind. What can I say? She's awesome, and anyone who meets her agrees. How my love continues to grow for her I have no clue (because is it possible to love her more?!) but it does. Every day. Amazing.
We had a little birthday party over the weekend for her. Her best friend and cousin, Bryn, came over along with my brother and his wife - and we celebrated along with my sister, my mom and my dad. Simple and perfect. We decorated in a Minnie Mouse motif and daddy made her a Mickey Mouse birthday cake. It looked pretty perfect, except when we tasted it we discovered he used vegetable oil that expired in 2009 which, in case you didn't know, makes a cake taste exactly like play-dough. Whoopsie. She got a few presents and upon opening each exclaimed "Oh my gosh, I don't believe it!" Where she got that one we have no clue, but it was pretty hysterical. We played pin the tail on the donkey, danced to her favorite CD and all in all, it was a pretty awesome second birthday. She was stoked.
Happy birthday to the light of our lives. Isla, you are SO loved. You have no idea.
|Turns out you cannot make your cake and eat it too (when it's made with rancid veggie oil)|
|Lots of laughs with this old classic!|
|Isla and her cousin (and best pal) Bryn|
|Her new tricycle!|