Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Second Birthday

If you follow me on instagram, you'll know Reese turned two over the weekend, and if you know me at all, you know I love any chance to celebrate.  It's not only a creative outlet for me, but it honestly brings me so much joy seeing people I care about enjoying themselves.  Instead of doing a party, we opted for doing a picnic with her best friend and her family.  Originally, I thought it would be a great idea to do a picnic at the Indianapolis zoo gardens followed by a visit to the butterfly house.  After a recent zoo visit, it became clear that what would would really make this two your old happy would be to run around with as little boundaries as possible with her best bud.  So we ended up having the picnic at the gardens near the Indianapolis Museum of Art (where there was more room for them to run around).   I made them butterfly wings, little crowns, handed them butterfly nets, and then we made a teepee (her birthday gift) just in case they got antsy.  When planning things like this, you never know what you're going to get…..the weather could be horrible, not to mention the mood of your toddler!  I was fully prepared to put a lot of effort into it, but have nothing work out……thankfully it was quite the opposite.  The weather was perfect, the girls ran around with their butterfly nets thoroughly enjoying themselves, and the only "glitch" was that the butterfly wings I made for the girls were not a hit.  Oh well, if that's the only complaint, I'll call it a success! 
These two girls have the sweetest friendship, it is the most adorable thing to watch them together and makes my mom heart happy.


  1. It all looks so lovely, Heather!!! Maybe if you put on the butterfly wings, she'll want to wear them too? I love the glasses with butterfly
    straws and pasta with the fork tied on to the jar! So picturesque1

    1. I'll have to try that! I think they found it annoying having something hanging behind them…..can't say I blame them!