we celebrated harper's second birthday in july with a small gathering of friends and family at our house. i went with a circus theme because, like most children her age, harper is in love with animals.
harper requested a pink cake a few weeks in advance, so i made our favorite strawberry cake. we also had cupcakes and i finally (yay!) made and frosted with an icing that looked nice. here is the recipe if you are interested in trying. we snacked on circus foods : hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and a few other kid friendly foods.
the celebration was so much fun, but mostly we are thankful for what a little blessing we have. our families traveled miles and miles to be together and we couldn't have been more excited to be with them. harper has been such an amazing part of our lives the past two years and i can't imagine what it was like now without her in our family.
happy second birthday, sweet harper mattie.