Sunday, April 11, 2010

A 2nd birthday for my little miss

Hard to believe that one of the most amazing days of my life happened 2 years ago already! My sweet little Cheriese seems to have gone from baby, to toddler, to a true "little miss" in the blink of an eye (ok, well maybe two blinks!) We did things a bit backwards this year, as we decided to have a small party for her with just our immediate family the weekend before her birthday, with a special day just for us on her actual birthday the Thursday after. I am going to have a little tea party for her with a couple of my closest friends when I get back from holidays (reminder to self, send those invites out!!!)

Here's a few photos of Cheriese in her party dress. I could've made 5 dresses in the time it took me to pick a pattern and the 'just the right' fabric for her dress, but decided on a Spotlight "Get Creative" pattern I had in my collection - it is called "Little Girls Summer Dress" you can see a photo of it here. The fabric is a pretty floral cotton that had little silver shimmery threads through it to give it just the right touch of sheen. This is a fully lined dress, with a gathering of soft bridal tulle between the skirts layers to give it a sweet touch of fullness. I found the side zip to be very painful, but go there in the end (after countless attempts!)

I 'cheated' with her cake design and re-used my idea from the cup cake tower I made for my friend's baby shower. I love these towers, very nice and easy!
Of course the best thing about cupcakes is eating them!

We even got a very rare photo of both Steve and I together with our little party princess!

For her birthday we bought her a doll house and Jordan and Jai got to give her a prety gift box set filled with furniture and also a set of wooden dolls.

So far it's hard to work out which of my three little darlings enjoy playing with it the most!

The day was then spent with a picnic at the park, feeding the ducks and a big play on the playground.
Special "Thanks" and credit goes to Jordan for taking this photo, I just love it as I don't have many photos with me in front of the camera lately!

To my dear sweet Cheriese, Happy birthday darling - I hope you enjoyed your special day and thank you so much for bringing so much joy to our lives!

Natalie xx


Amanda said...

Wow, you did a great job with everything. She sure is growing up so fast. I remember your preparations for her birth so time does fly. Our little Lucinda will be two in July.

Beetlehouse Designs said...

WOW. I can't believe Miss C is 2. That has gone so quick. Happy Birthday!!! I hope she had a wonderful day. Enjoy your trip too.

Cass said...

Wow that has gone so quickly I can't belive it. Happy Birthday Miss C. I love the last photo of the two of you.

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday - she is growing so quickly:)

Love the picture of the two of you - well done Jordan.

Little Munchkins said...

I too can't believe she's 2 already!!

You did a great job with the dress, and thanks for sharing all those lovely photos.