There was excitement, there was tears, there was elation and sheer joy. Malaia's birthday party was a complete success. She couldn't have responded any better to the crowd than what she did. Considering she was taking a nap until about a 1/2 hour into the party. When she woke, she was confused for about 15 minutes. Why were all these people in her house. And why were they so excited to see her? However, once she shook off the last vestiges of sleep she went straight into party mode.
There was only one moment during the party when she almost cried and that was again when the cake was brought to her and the candle was lit. I'm o.k. with her being afraid of fire.
I've been told over and over that the second birthday is much better than the first. I believe it. Once again Malaia was completely mesmerized by the cards that came with her gifts. She was spoiled though, and she absolutely loved seeing that she had been given dolls, clothes, games, fridge phonics etc. Once she becomes a little more aware of what a present is. I think it will be a lot more fun for me.
The best part of the whole birthday experience was a chair that she got. She was excited, to the point of not knowing what to do with herself. She'd get on it, get off it, walk away then and look at it, and smile and then start the whole process over again.
All in all great day, great party!