Monday, July 16, 2012

Aubrey is 2!

My sweet girl is now two.  An official toddler.  I can't believe that we do not have any babies in the house anymore!  While most of me is glad to be done with the baby stage I can't help but be a little sad that we are done.

Aubrey is developing into a fun combination of personalities.  She is sensitive and tender hearted like Dawson but full of fun and mischief like Emma.  We are hitting the two's stage where she needs to do everything herself and yells at everyone when she doesn't get her way.  She is now sleeping in a big girl bed and is doing pretty well.  She gets out of bed at night but she never comes out of her room.  She will just play really quietly in her room.  Emma was always loud so I always knew when she was up.  I have to get into the habit of randomly checking on Aubrey to make sure she isn't playing.  She really is super quiet!  Aubrey is really into Winnie the Pooh and Nemo.  She loves to read books, swing on the swings and play trains. 

With Dawson and Emma going to both be in school all day Aubrey and I will have lots of time to hang out together.  I am looking forward to spending time just playing with her.  Sometimes I feel like I am too caught up with everything to just sit and play.  I can't wait to have some Aubrey and Mommy time together. 

For Aubrey's birthday I made her a Winnie the Pooh cake.  I had googled Buttercream cake transfer and found this youtube video.

It was super easy and I think that it turned out pretty well.  I used canned frosting for the outline and a homemade buttercream for the rest.  In the future I will use homemade for all of it.  The canned frosting did not set up as well as the homemade did.  This is the buttercream recipe that I used:
*I did make a change to the recipe by using half shortening and half butter instead of all shortening. 

Here is the cake all finished.  It was pretty easy to do and most important, Aubrey loved it!

Aubrey having fun opening her presents.

I had made a fleece Winnie the Pooh blanket for her big girl bed.

Aubrey laid down on the ground and covered herself up to try out her new blankie.  It was pretty cute:)

Emma picked out a stuffed Winnie the Pooh for Aubrey and wrapped the gift up herself.  Aubrey, of course, loved the Pooh bear.

Dawson picked out Eeyore and Aubrey was so funny because she kept asking why Eeyore had his tail. In her Winnie the Pooh movie he is always missing his tail.

I took this picture of Aubrey trying to eat someone else's cake after hers was all gone.  She LOVED the frosting!

Aubrey all snuggled up and ready to watch her Pooh movie with her new friends.  What a great way to end the day!

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