Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kaki-Lou Turns TWO!

Katherine Murray Cox... 

YOU are TWO today!

I can hardly believe it myself, and I think we shocked the PANTS right off of social media by our Happy Birthday wishes today... everyone thought the same thing... are you sure she's ALREADY two? Didn't you JUST have her??

Didn't she just come out in this tiny (or not so tiny in baby terms) little body?! 



Oddly enough, I didn't even see this picture... her FIRST picture post-womb, until a few weeks ago when Kaki and I were looking through Justin's phone. He had about 5 pictures that he had taken the day she was born that I had NEVER seen! Including one where she had a nasal cannula in her nose... I didn't even know she had to have oxygen after she was born!! Ha!

The things those drugs can do... right?!

Anyway... our sweet Kaki-Lou turned two today, officially at 12:37 but we started celebrating long before the midday chimes tolled.

Saturday we are having a small, family party for our girl that we are SUPER excited about! So today we just had a fun day around town... doing all things Kaki! And celebrating every last ounce of her two year old self!

Last night everything was ready for Kaki... like Christmas morning!!


I got up early and headed to Shipley's and Starbucks to pick up the necessary goods for the morning celebrations! When we were all set Kaki was ready to get up and so we all three snuck into her room, singing the Happy Birthday song and starting her day off in style! :)

Then when we got her out of bed and took her into the kitchen she said, "WHOOOOOO" as she rounded the corner and saw the table! She loved the balloon and her birthday cup most of all at first. 

Aren't her PJs lovely? Justin put her down last night while I was at the store gearing up for our weekend fun... I have no words...


Her hair was cray-cray this morning so we shoved a bow in it real week, but normally she does NOT sleep in a bow! :)

Taking a drink of her milk from her special cup...


YUMM...


Two candles in her donut... ready to sing!!


Caden wanted a pic with the birthday girl... sweet boy! 


Milk is so good...


After breakfast she opened her cards and look at her new books we bought... she LOVES books! And played with the stickers... in fact I think she may have used three entire sheets of stickers on her ensemble this morning...


She is proud...


And now they are all over our floor and driving her Daddy crazy... well done, Kak-ster!! Well done! :)

After breakfast we talked to our KK and then got ready for our busy day!!

BUT first... a proper birthday photo shoot! Of all of the pics I snapped, the ONE I took with my iPhone was best... :) Go figure! Fancy cameras are last years' news!

She grew up overnight... 


I love that this outfit accentuates her pudge... I love it so much and it is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Her dresses don't show off those great legs and full belly... she is squishy and lovely and too precious for words!!

Next up... TARGET!!

We took Kaki to Target to pick out ANYTHING (within reason) she wanted for her birthday!! WHOOO HOOO! And brother also got a special treat for being a brother for TWO YEARS... that's a big deal! 


Although he didn't get a choice, Justin and I had decided what we were going to get him and he of course was thrilled... right now he uses the laundry basket or the top of the door frame... now he has a hoop! :) He played until he was dripping sweat today... multiple times!! Obsessed!

Kaki chose a Baby Alive doll that walks and talks... she thinks it's the coolest thing. She says, "NOISE!!!" She loves things that make noise!


After Target we took Kaki to a salon to get her hairs did! She hadn't had a haircut in 10 months and has been asking for one the past few months, especially after Caden got his two buzz cuts and people made such a fuss about his hair, or lack there of... so I saved this special treat for her birthday!

She was psyching herself out a bit before we got there saying, "Kaki cry? Hair cut?" But we reassured her and she ended up doing great... not one tear!

Waiting her turn...


Big girl, ready and waiting...


ALL DONE!!! Bow back in hair! 


We just took a bit off the back and cleaned up some layers... I was scared to do too much... but I have to say I probably could have had her cut a bit more off of the party in the back! :) But those curls are too perfect to get too drastic!

After our trip to the Salon I attempted to get a sweet pic of the kids on a bench downtown... BUT... Kaki was too concerned about all of the bird poop on the bench to look up! :)

And I do not know what Caden is doing... interesting choice of pose!


Next up a trip to the cupcake shop...

Kaki's choice... chocolate... of course!


Caden got cookies and cream!!


Both of them are icing first kind of eaters... SO unlike their Mommy who is a scrape the icing off and eat the cake kind of eater! Are we sure they are mine???!! :)


After cupcakes we came home and played with our new toys, ate lunch... Kaki had one of her favorites, Mac N Cheese and cream cheese and crackers... my kids think every meals should include an appetizer! Oh my!

Then it was nap time...

After nap Kaki wanted to wear a shirt form her dirty clothes basket, so I encouraged her to pick a clean outfit instead out of her closet... she came out with this dress and her "nice shoes." And wanted a new bow...

She got all dressed up for her afternoon...


And still had it on at dinner when we ate her other favorites... pizza and chips and queso! When I asked Kaki what she wanted for her birthday dinner she kept saying, CAKE!!! But we finally got chips and queso out of her and threw in the pizza for good measure!


And the nice shoes made it through dinner too...Bless her sweet little heart... the girl loves her some shoes... and I can't help but love those little legs, ankles crossed, just like a lady! A lady who is awfully messy... look at those floors... better vacuum tomorrow!! :)


Oh Kaki girl I cannot believe you are TWO! You make us laugh SO SO hard... just tonight we were all in stitches watching you try to "walk like a monster" down the hallway after baths... your white little booty and tan legs clomping the entire way!! You are a nut! And we love you... to the moon and back way more times than just two!

Thankful the Lord blessed us with YOU and will always cherish every second He gives us to enjoy you! You are a blessing beyond all blessings!

Happy Birthday, my Kaki-girl!!

7 comments:

Emily and Josh said...

happy happy birthday to the sweetest little cupcake!!

Cori said...

Love her to pieces! Sounds like she had a wonderful birthday!

KK said...

Precious beyond words!

Lesley Boyd said...

Goodnight she is ADORABLE! Happy day to seriously one of the cutest littles I have ever seen!

Sharla Cox said...

Happy birthday to such a happy sweetheart!

Melissa said...

She seriously is sooo precious!! Just love everything about her!! Happy birthdsy to kaki!

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