I can't believe Maya is already 2 years old! Once again the big kids wanted to decorate Maya's cake. Adam did the Chinese flag, Madeline wrote Maya's name and Abby was in charge of candle placement.
I know the lighting isn't great in this picture, but I love the facial expressions--especially Abby's. She is such a great big sister and thinks Maya is the best. Seriously, in Abby's eyes Maya can do no wrong.
I was surprised that she actually knew what to do with the candles! She blew them out one by one and was very pleased with herself.
No, these aren't dandruff flakes. Unfortunately, Maya has gotten the idea that her hair can be used as a napkin. It all started one night when the kids thought it would be funny to have Maya sign the word "hat" when her hands were covered with food. Well, she now thinks this is just what you do when your hands are messy.
After-dinner clean up really is starting to require a shower.
Maya was very pleased with her presents. Adam bought her a stuffed snake (which she had requested), Madeline gave her a safari animal set, and Abby's present was the popper vacuum.
The Whittles came over later that night and gave Maya a sponge and shower gel set (very appropriate!) and a book. Laurie had Maya on her lap and sniffed her head and said, "She smells like baked goods." Gee, I wonder why!