I had almost finished writing this post when all of a sudden everything disappeared and and I can't even tell you how mad I am about it because I've been working on this for an hour! Lame...
Well, Ashley turned 2 on May 11th! I had a ton of pictures to choose from (we had a little family party for her on Saturday as well) and I decided to split her birthday into 2 posts and save this one just for her actual birthday. Spencer was in the middle of finals so he was hibernating in the bedroom all day (and let me tell you, he felt so bad!) but luckily my mom was here to help me make all the preparations leading up to our little celebration that night. We decided to have pizza that night because it's Ashley's favorite (yeah, she's not our daughter is she haha) and then we did a simple cake since we'd be making 2 during that week for both parties. When it came time to sing happy birthday Ashley sang along and ended up spitting all over half the cake trying to blow her candle out. :) It was too cute. In the end she counted to 3 with me and on "three" she must have blown just right while saying it because she blew it out! She was so shocked! :) After cake we opened presents (which she was completely thrilled about) and I think she tried to lick the first one... not sure why haha.
Along with her new Rapunzel jammies (which she insisted on wearing to bed three nights in a row and threw a fit every morning when we had to take them off to get dressed), she got a Little People fairy set, a princess puzzle, a giant doggy floor puzzle, and a new bike! Every day when we're at the park (all the little kids that play there in the morning are in our ward) Ashley borrows bikes that no one is using but when all the kids are on their bikes she's so sad and lonely! So I thought it was time she got her own bike. She wants to take it everywhere! The only problem seems to be that she can't reach the pedals but she's content enough for now to push along like a little Flinstone. :) At her 2-year check-up she came up in the 30th percentile for height and the 76th percentile for weight. I had no idea she was such a shorty! I guess that's why even on the closest seat setting and with the pedal blocks on she still can't reach haha. (At this point the doctor also said it's fine to get her off whole milk haha. Apparently she's healthy enough without the extra fat haha.)
And last, but certainly not least, here's Ashley helping grandma put together the floor puzzle. After a nice bath and her lovely Rapunzel PJs I'm pretty sure this little girl was in heaven. :) I can't believe she's already 2. I may have actually shed a few tears later thinking about how little and helpless she was when she was born and now she's a crazy little toddler who can do so much for herself. We just love her to death!