No, her middle name is not Lu - it's Elaine. And no, she hasn't "officially" turned 2 yet - but she's pretty close, and we did celebrate with a very special Minnie Mouse birthday party yesterday! :-)
Lucy LOVES Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto like no other - so I decided a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party would be a good idea this year.
First on my party planning checklist was the cake. When I asked my niece, Krystina (who is starting her own cake business), if she would make a cake for Lucy's birthday ... I had no idea it would be THIS AMAZING. Wow. Couldn't have asked for anything more spectacular than that!
And there were the adorable coordinating cupcakes, too ... which were equally delicious!
... just ask Lucy! :)~
Oh, and she blew out one of her two candles all by herself, too!
Family picture (attempt #4) - trying to keep Scott's eyes open and Lucy's face out of the cupcake at the same time = impossible. You only get one or the other. So we're going with this one.
After she had finished destroying - I mean, eating - her cupcake, I decided we should probably cut into that beautiful cake to serve to the guests - so we set the cake next to Lucy first so that I could get a picture of the two of them together. :)~ First, she did this...
... and then, she did THIS! She had everyone laughing pretty hard! It was a perfect moment! :-)
Cute Minnie Mouse party hats!
This is a good look for you, Jonathan. :)~
Then there were the presents ...
...and more presents!
I think her favorites are the shopping cart and the baby doll (that is riding in the shopping cart).
Getting a little tired, I think... :)~
And what birthday party would be complete without your favorite person!? Dani and Lucy tried out most of her new toys right away.
Happy Birthday, my little Lucy Lu! I love you to the moon and back and then some more. :-)