Jo's birthday was Saturday. We had a few friends and family over to help us celebrate.
Jo started the day as she usually does...she must put on her shoes immediately after getting out of bed.
Here she is at the beginning of the party - in heaven - with babies and pretties in her hair.
One of her favorite gifts was this stroller. She loves pushing around her new baby from her awesome God-mother.
Last year, the bakery gave us a free "smash cake" because it was her first birthday. She didn't get into it a whole lot last year, as she was barely eating solid food. (For a flash back to last year's party, go here.) I decided she needed another shot at a smash cake this year.
Of course, diving into the smash cake required moving outside and stripping her down to her diaper. (Oh, and I got a haircut.)
This year she didn't go nuts over the cake, but she did love the icing.
She was happy to share bites with the older kids gathered around her. (I love her belly in this shot.)
Here's the cake that the rest of us ate inside with our clothes on.
Another of Jo's favorite gifts was jewelry. I am astonished daily at just how girly she is. Yesterday, I went in to get her up from her nap and I was actually wearing earrings. I was talking to her and she was just staring at my ears and reaching for my earrings saying "Eh! Eh!" which is Josie speak for "ear". I told her she couldn't grab Mommy's earring, but we could go find hers. Instant vigorous head nodding and a new word ("Eh-een") followed, as well as this little fashion show.
We're in so much trouble.