Back in December, we celebrated Owen and Della’s birthday with a little party for all their friends. We had food and the kids made gingerbread houses – it was so much fun!
We didn’t let her dig into this pretty one but thought we were getting a pretty good indication that she was going to enjoy her cake smash…we were right. Keep scrolling…
We officially have two toddlers. Pray for us. But seriously, how did this happen?!
Owen made a gingerbread house last year and had so much fun. He was really into telling Alex where to put everything! Remember, he’s our child who doesn’t like to get messy.
Fast forward to her actual birthday in January, which happened to fall on a Friday AND a day that Alex had off from work, we decided to have a whole weekend birthday celebration. On her actual birthday, we started off with (coffee and) donuts.
The key to her heart is food. We drove to Seoul to check out a new children’s museum that we hadn’t been to yet. We stopped to grab burgers at a restaurant across the street first. Considering they were Korean burgers, they really weren’t bad. Haha, you guys, you just have to believe me that the food here (along with everything else) can be so strange sometimes.
The museum was geared toward kids older than her, but she still had a blast. Owen really really really enjoyed it, but he’s such a sponge right now.
A Korean mother with a little boy about Owen’s age came up to us and told us she paid for Owen to take a little art workshop they had in the classroom downstairs. Not really knowing what we were getting ourselves into, it turned out to be a really fun experience. They decorated wooden nested dolls.
And Della just made her rounds.
Then passed out.
Afterwards, the teacher led them all around the room and talked about everyone’s finished product. We wished we knew what she said about his! They’re definitely an Owen original!
Then it was back to the museum for more fun.
The water table is always one of Owen’s absolute favorites. This museum had a little one for younger kids so even Della got to play.
The last stop was the construction zone. As you can about imagine, Owen was in hog heaven. Della loved pushing the cart along the tracks back and forth while Owen operated the crane.
We left at closing time so the kids went to bed in the car on the way home from Seoul. The next day we did cake and presents, starting with a little (healthy) birthday breakfast cake.
Which she of course loved.
Topped off with her favorite green smoothie.
She didn’t really waste any time getting into it…
And boy did she get into it!
She was attempting to pick up the cake in this picture!
We eventually had to cut her off. It turns out she kinda likes cake. One hundred percent different from how Owen’s cake smash went (he cried when he realized there was frosting on his hands). I do believe this says so much about her spunky little personality!!
I finally got a picture of all her teeth! All five of them. Yep, five! Three on the bottom, two on top. If you catch her smiling just so, she actually looks a little hillbilly with the three on the bottom. It’s just about as cute as Owen’s fangs. By this age, he had twice as many teeth!
After a bath and some laundry and several hours cleaning up pink frosting (somehow it ended up on everything even though we did our best to contain it), we went out for Thai food (one of Della and Owen’s all-time favorites) and came home to open presents.