We mentioned a few posts ago that Arie’s birthday had come and gone. Our little lady just celebrated turning 2! To celebrate, I got her a few toys and threw them in a bag (because the Martha Stewart section of my soul thinks that everyone deserves a pretty gift). Here’s our photo collection from the celebration!
Each of these presents has a special significance for Arie. The Nylabone bone is to replace a bone she recently destroyed but loved–We hope this option will be more durable. The Moose tug toy feels durable and sturdy, and Arie ready, but here’s a fun fact: I love moose. Oh, it’s true. If Arie had been male, her name would have been Moose. The dental chew bones hope to keep Arie’s teeth clean when brushing her teeth is a true chore (our experiences are much like those of our friends, Lauren and Claire, when it comes to the toothbrush).
After photographing the bag and the toys within, it was time to give big girl her present. Arie is pretty good about knowing what’s intended for her and what’s not, so she went straight for the toys.
As the toys came out of the bag, one by one, Arie wanted to experience everything all at once. Here’s the progression from one toy, to two toys, to two toys and a treat:
Please forgive me for taking more photos than an unemployed pageant mom; it’s not often you get her to hold still long enough for a decent photo!