Monday, March 25, 2013

a weekend of birthdays

we celebrated 2 birthdays over the weekend, our friend tom's 30th and azalea's 2nd! friday night we decided to get chipotle for dinner and then grabbed a movie on the way home. there also might have been some ben and jerry's involved. :) 


saturday morning we met up with thatcher's college friend alison to take azalea's 2 year pictures at the guthrie. she took her pictures last year too and did an awesome job! turns out the guthrie is the place to take pictures in minneapolis. we came across an engagement session and multiple other families doing the same thing as us. ha! i love that it's open to the public and they allow people to use it in this way because it's such a beautiful space! pictures went pretty well. azalea isn't super into being photographed these days, but it helped that it wasn't thatcher or me taking the pictures. haha. i can't wait to see how they came out. you know i will be posting them here when i get them back (hopefully this week). 

after pictures, we stopped by glam doll donuts for a campaign event for lisa peterson bender. she is running for city council in the 10th ward of minneapolis and thatcher is working on her campaign, so we wanted to go support her. the venue was super cute! it's a vintage-themed bakery with lots of fun donut flavors. i snapped this pic when i was waiting in line: 


while azalea napped in the afternoon, i ran some errands and did a little crafting for her party. in the evening, we dropped azalea off at thatcher's parents' and then headed to pinstripes for tom's 30th birthday party. i had a work party there last fall and we did bocce ball, so i was excited to check out the bowling this time. we had dinner at the restaurant first, which was really yummy, then headed to the bowling area. we only got one game in because there was a group who reserved the lanes after us. i actually bowled an 83, which is super good for me! haha. here is a sorta blurry pic of the group:


sunday was azalea's party! we decided to just do a family party this year (plus my bff kelli and her boyfriend, jake). we spent the morning and afternoon running errands and getting ready.

just a few decorations...that's as crafty as i get :) 

got her balloon and ready to party!

the cake made by thatcher

everyone came over in the evening for tacos, presents, and cake. my parents skyped in, which was really fun. i think azalea was pretty over-stimulated by the whole thing. it  took forever to get through her gifts because she didn't really want to open them, just wanted to play with the last one opened. haha. 


my favorite part of the night was when we sang happy birthday to her. her face in this picture pretty much sums it up. i don't know if she was excited or embarrassed or what, but it was pretty much the cutest thing ever and i'm so happy kelli captured the moment! 


we still have her actual birthday coming up tomorrow. i switched my day off to spend it with her. we've got a couple fun things planned, so i'll recap that as well. can't believe she is (almost) 2!! 

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Azalea! Looks like you had a fantastic weekend and I love the singing to her photo- too cute!!

JJ said...

Happy Birthday Azalea! She looks so cute in her dress.

What a fun photo. The look on her face is priceless!

Becky said...

What a fun weekend! Happy Birthday to Azalea, she is so adorable! I love the last pics!

~Dawn~ said...

Awww what a precious picture there at the end. :) She looks so HAPPY!!! And Mom and Dad look so proud! ;)

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Leah said...

That photo at the end is adorable!!!! The cake looks delicious, too! Happy Birthday Azalea!!!

Carolyn said...

SO CUTE!! :) The whole birthday looks absolutely adorable... especially the birthday girl! :)

Brittany said...

I had a weekend full of birthdays too! Always fun :) she is so cute

jess said...

So much cuteness! Happy Birthday, Azalea! :)

Mollie Dvorak said...

Her birthday pictures are too cute... with dress, headband... I cant get over how old she looks... a little girl! WOW!

Happy second birthday tomorrow Azalea!!!

Becca at One Girl said...

Oh my goodness Azalea is adorable in all of the pictures - especially that last one! I think I must add glam doll donuts to my list of places to go this summer, sounds tasty!

Bridget said...

What a fun weekend! You area busy woman! Glad her bday party went well!!!

Lisa said...

That expression on her face while everyone sings is absolutely priceless! What a sweet little girl!

ajs {of MN} said...

what a cute photo of her and you two watching her reaction! love it!

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