Tia turned 2 on January 19, MLK Day. This is her before her birthday party, quietly enjoying a balloon.
I didn't get any pictures during the party, because my camera ran out of memory and more kids than I expected showed up. If you can imagine 7 little kids under 8-years-old tearing around the house and ending up on our bed (because that's where Tia wanted to open presents), you'll understand why I had no time to click any pictures, even if it had memory left.
In the end, Sweet Pea had a great time, even though older kids were ripping newly-opened gifts out of her hands and shoving new wrapped ones in front of her to open, faster than she could understand what was happening. She even ate some of her birthday cake this time, instead of just mushing it around. I've been warned by other parents not to go near Chuck E. Cheese for birthdays--I think I'll take that advice! It was crazy enough in our own house!
I know I promised pictures of kayaking in the snow, but we are in Hawaii now and this video of Tia boogie-boarding with dad is just too good. She loves it!
Unfortunately, mom is not as good as Sweet Pea in the waves and I have been tumbled too many times in the surf. Ouch! I think she's taking bigger waves than me now! I stay in the white water on the shore now, with the rest of the kids!
Sweet Pea loves the beach and getting buried in the sand.