Simone Elizabeth, our little spitfire, is officially two years old. On Friday when I picked her up from school, the teachers told me that she turned bright red when everyone sang the birthday song in her honor. Not knowing what to make of this, when we got in the car, I asked her if she liked the Happy Birthday song. She responded "yes" and then said "mama sing it". So I sang. Then she said "again". So I sang more. Then, she said "again". I am sure you can see the pattern. We have established that Cullen's favorite part of birthdays is the cake (frosting) and ice cream. We now know that Simone's favorite part is the "Happy Birthday" song.
Simone started her second birthday with an early morning present gift opening. Her most memorable gift came from her big brother. Dirk and Cullen went on an outing to Toys R Us and he picked out a pink Minnie Mouse Cash Register (kind of random) as the perfect gift for the birthday girl - and Simone loved it! We had some family over for a birthday bbq and the obligatory cupcakes and ice cream. We set up the water table for the kids to play and before we knew it, Simone was actually swimming in the water table in her party clothes. When Dirk saw the scene, he professed this will be her first and only wet t-shirt contest. After that, she spent the majority of the party in her diaper. Afterall, it was her party so she could do what she wanted to!