Oh, peeps. It was all I could do yesterday to keep myself together and not turn into a blabbering, bawling mess.
I think the reason that I am such a mess is that I can’t decide whether I am extremely happy that this tiny little peanut that I birthed just 2 years ago is growing into a smart, gorgeous toddler or if I’m upset that time is going too fast and my tiny little Peanut is turning into an independent, strong-willed toddler. I guess it’s all just part of parenthood. Somehow I feel cheated because I was not properly warned of the constant emotional dilemma that parenthood throws you into.
But that’s neither here nor there.
Today I wanted to tell you and show you the wonderful day that we had with our two year old.
I’m a big believer that birthdays are extremely special days so Jon and I both took the day off and planned a little adventure.
After presents and breakfast, we headed out to Target and let P pick out a couple of new gifts. She’s never had the option before and we had a wonderful time watching her play with all the toys and then settling on a couple of totally age-inappropriate toys. But a deal is a deal, so we obliged.
After a stroll through Target, we headed to Mystic Aquarium to check out some real-life Nemo and Dory fish. Turns out that we weren’t the only ones that wanted to spend a very cold day at the Aquarium. There were a ton of toddlers Peanut’s age running around and we had a blast watching them play. Peanut loved the tanks, the fish, and especially the water.
2 hours later we grabbed some lunch together at Five Guys and headed home for a nap.
I think Peanut knew it was an exciting day because she only slept for about an hour before getting up and picking up where she left off. We packed everyone up once again and headed to her daycare to indulge ourselves in some cupcakes and good company.
The rest of the afternoon was low key – we played with the balloons and toys, crafted with play doh, ate some snacks. Peanut seemed to not be feeling so great so we decided to stop in at the Pediatrician only to learn that she had a double ear infection and some kind of eye thing. Awesome. Pizza and some prescription drugs and we called it a day.
Do you do anything special for your birthday?