Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Rylee Grace

Today my sweet baby turned two! Oh how I love this little girl. She brings so much life, energy, smiles and laughter to our home. And it's not like our home was all that quiet before she came either :-) She'll often be compared to a female version of Trevor, except she sleeps!

Last night as I was getting things ready for her party Taylor asked me if we were going to do the birthday tradition for Rylee in the morning. Fully expecting her to ask about the balloon tradition I asked her what she had in mind. She said, ya know make waffles and put a candle in it and then sing to her? I guess I have done that once or twice before but was unaware it was a tradition. I was SOOO glad she asked! I did a late night run to the store so I would be prepared for the morning.

So Rylee woke up to balloons in her room, a long standing tradition for the Jones' and we ate waffles and sang Happy Birthday to Rylee.

Tonight we had a family birthday party for her at my parents house. Thanks so much Dad & Mom for opening up your home. Our house is a little challenging with the way our families are expanding! Rylee's favorite thing to do this summer has been to swim. She LOVES to swim. So of course it was only appropriate we did a swim party. She's completely fearless to- scares me half to death. Jumping off the edge, swimming to the side, climbing out and doing it all over again.

Best Buddies- Cousin Madi & Rylee

I was trying to go simple for this party and made flower cupcakes. Rylee loves flowers... she's always bringing me her doodle pad and saying "please mama, flower?"

As with most parties these days I hardly feel like I hardly get to talk to anyone. So thanks to all my uncles/aunts and cousins, grandparents who came! Rylee had such a great time- thanks for being apart of her life!


Carrie said...

Happy birthday, Rylee!

Tara, you did a great job on the party... it was so fun!

and, I love Rylee's little braid... so cute! :~)

Thanks for having such cute girls so I can pick out girly dresses for them twice a year lol!

Tiffany said...

Oh!!!! I haven't even been gone a week and I am so sad we missed something! Happy Birthday sweet Rylee! We all wish we could have been there!

Shawnda said...

Happy Birthday, Rylee!!! She's such a cutie, Tara!!! I can't believe our little girls are 2!!! Karis will be next month!!!

Brandy said...

So sorry we missed all the fun - while you guys were enjoying the party our oldest was having a meltdown before bedtime!!! Happy B-day little Rylee, we love you soooo much!! And that first picture is about the cutest thing I have EVER seen!

Carrie said...

I agree, that top picture is SO cute!

Rebekah said...

Oh my gosh, the picture of Rylee in her crib is just priceless. What a happy girl! I might have to steal the "waking up with balloons" idea if that's ok with you.