Anyway she had a great time turning 2. She got straight into her presents as soon as we woke up. She got clothes and a ride-bike-toy thing from Grammy and Grandpa (which she LOVES, thank you!), and 2 books, an elmo toy and a toy keyboard.
Then we had birthday cake for breakfast!
Chocolate cake with pink cream cheese frosting. I made the natural pink color by emptying the juice from a can of beets onto a stove and reducing it for 5 minutes or so, then adding it to my frosting. And it was sweetened with honey. Healthier than all them E numbers and refined sugars, and it tasted awesome.
The proof is in the pudding, as they say.
It was a snowy, flipping freezing day on Zoe's birthday, the 28th Feb. A high of 18 degrees Fahrenheit, which is -8 Celsius, and I doubt it even got that high. It was cold. So we decided a trip to the zoo was in order.
And I'm telling you people, this is the way to do the zoo! There's no point in ever going on a stinking hot day, when it's busy and you have to stand in line and buy bottles of water, and push past people. The place was deserted other than one coach load of Asian tourists. We could totally go at our own pace and stop to stare at the animals for as long as we wanted. I know the whole zoo thing is laced with ethical debate, but I do value the educational aspect for my kids.
We had a blast. Next time we go in the winter, we'll leave nice and early so we can spend the whole day there. It was a fun day. There are loads of indoor places to go and see the animals in the warmth. We had to totally strip down in the desert dome, where we completely forgot it was still winter.
Fun day for sure. I hope this collage displays ok for y'all.