Harper turns two

Harper Rae Moss, age 2

On February 4th, Harper turned two. It’s actually not hard to believe that it’s been two years (although it has flown by), but it’s hard to believe how much she’s acting like a little kid these days. I guess her baby era is over now and that’s a little sad, but her toddler self is pretty awesome. I won’t always do this on my blog, but since it’s her birthday post I’m going to do a quick Harper tribute. Harper is happy and energetic. She is kind and compassionate. She is smart and contemplative. She is funny and entertaining. Snuggly and loving. Creative and artsy. She’s the best.

Mickey Mouse birthday party decor, two year old

You get the idea...

On to the party: I thought about trying to pull off a big party this year – one that included friends, as well as family. I got scared as the date drew near as I was trying to visualize where I’d put 25+ people in our 1,200 SqFt house. I wimped out and we did family only – it was a perfect fit! Nanny and Grandad flew in from Nebraska (my parents) and we’re lucky enough to share the same Metroplex with most of Matt’s family (and millions of other people, that is). Harper’s world is rather Mickey-centric these days, so we had red, black, and yellow – and lots of it.

Mickey birthday cake for a two year old

Cakes by Jen

I used posterboard to cut out varying sizes of circles by tracing plates, cups, etc. Once the tracing was done, I did a lot of cutting. Thanks to my parents and Matt for helping finish off the cutting in the 11th hour! I’m not putting up a picture, but the dot formation continued across the walls of this room and bled into the next. See all the Mickey Mouse heads? My mom used a crafting template tool to punch those suckers out. She is also responsible for the awesome “Harper” banner – thank you for all of your help and creativity, Mom! Aunt Jennifer made the INCREDIBLE Mickey cake and, for those who are wondering, it tasted as impressive as it looked. If you’re in the Dallas area and need a cake, she can make anything you need. I mean anything. She’s an artist.

Here’s the rest:

Mickey Mouse birthday party cake

Happy Harper

drinks, Mickey Mouse birthday party

Mickey straw toppers

Harper's 2nd bday, cake

Harper's messy mess

decorations Mickey Mouse birthday party

So. Many. Dots.

Matt, Laura, Harper on her second bday

The Mossketeers

Happy 2nd birthday, sweet girl! We love you, Harper Rae Mouse!