We celebrated Mimi's second birthday with a day of firsts.
Her first trip to ECFE:
To be accurate, she actually accompanied Tyson and I to ECFE several times as an infant, but yesterday was her first trip outside of a Moby carrier. I took Tyson to ECFE on a regular basis when he was little. Unfortunately for Mimi, she's suffering from second child syndrome-I've been meaning to take her for at least the last 6 months and just managed to sneak it in yesterday.
She loved "school", sat well during circle time, participated in the songs and had fun in the motor room. Model student-except for the part when she screamed, "CAKE NOW!" after her class sang, "Happy Birthday" to her.
As a result of ECFE, we also hung her first ever art project on the fridge-a lovely paper plate fish.
Last night, we capped off her birthday with her first trip to Chucky Cheese. For the record, the first time Tyson attended Chucky Cheese was also on his second birthday. A fact that helped to pacify any Mommy guilt I felt over the ECFE delay. She was a little apprehensive at first, but quickly warmed up to the giant and apparently lovable mouse. The whole concept of Chucky Cheese is still a little confusing to me.....
A second birthday of firsts was rough on the Mommy heart, but good for my little girl who will always be my baby.
PS:- Tyson is also having a first today! His first play date without Mommy or Daddy. To say he is excited is a bit of an understatement. To say I am nervous is a HUGE understatement.