Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Angel Face!

The small photo is the first photo we ever saw of Kelsey, which was taken at 4.5 months old. The Princess Hat photo was taken yesterday, which was Kelsey's 2nd birthday. We had a lot of fun this weekend...

Kelsey's birthday gift was an adorable kitchen...she absolutely loves it!

We took her to the Rainforest Cafe. Kelsey would say she had a great time playing in the giftshop and looking at the fishtanks, but Kurt and I were challenged to keep her at the table.

Yesterday, Kelsey had a fun breakfast, played with her kitchen, watched Dora and then she and I went to the Children's Museum of NJ. I highly recommend checking it out...there was tons of stuff to do and it was all very interactive. Kelsey looooved the trains and the castle and the kitchens with the babies. She took a nice long nap up there and back home. We went to Applebees for lunch and had a great time together. It was nice to have the day with her.

This weekend is her family party....I am beginning to understand that life with a toddler can't be predicted (nice after being a Mom for 15 months I am FINALLY figuring it out!)...and to go with the flow. We've invited some 2 year olds, some 3 year olds and some of our older kids....we'll see how it goes :)

We are very happy with Kelsey's development --she is fairly verbal now with us, she seems to be a very happy child, going through the normal "terrible two's" (no, we didn't escape them) and is very loving. She loves music and also loves to dance. She is a "bit" of a drama queen. We know she is smart...but we're not pushing her.
This is the first week that it's been super hot in NJ. The heat's been brutal, but its supposed to cool off this weekend (thank goodness, with all the people we're going to cram into the house!)
Less than 2 weeks till our Adoption Reunion and Summer Vacation. can't wait!
Happy Birthday Angel Face, Your Mommy and Daddy love you very much!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELSEY !! See you in a few weeks..

Love your orphanage sister,

Emily Huai Ya

Mike, Hayley & Piper said...

She is adorable!

Our own little Hoppe is 2.5, we love this age!


Hayley Hoppe

crazylady said...

Kelsey is so pretty in pink feathers.
I might have to bring out my boa and wrap Search and Destroy in it .LOL.
Thanks for visiting us at the nut house.

C.J. said...

Happy Birthday, Queen of Cuteness!

Headmeister said...

Happy belated Birthday Kelsey!!! LOVE your kitchen!

BTW - tell mommy I can't wait to meet all of you when you come to our house for a visit soon!

MKBookWorks said...

ACH! I had it as the 21st not the 11th... my bad (really awful!) Happy Birthday little sweetie!! Can you believe it has been a year already since the last birthday!! I hope this is just one of many many many more happy hoppe birthdays!!

Missy & EFP said...

True royalty! I likey....

Gloria Sangalang said...

A Belated Happy Birthday Kelsey...gosh, two already?
Keep smiling and be happy sweetheart..we hope you can all come and visit us in Halifax soon!...everybody here (aunt, uncle, cousins..would you believe?)would love to see you!

Much love always from "Lola" Glo and "Lolo" Virgilio