On Saturday, we celebrated Esme’s second birthday! I can’t believe she’s already two! We had a busy and fun day.
We started off the day with a birthday breakfast of banana muffins, served to the birthday girl with candles on top.
After breakfast, we headed up to Gordon College for the Bennett Center Family Day. Catherine tried the climbing wall for the first time!
We were impressed with how far Catherine climbed (3/4 of the way to the top!). She really seemed to enjoy herself, although she wasn’t all that interested in completing the goals set forth by the instructor. She tends to like to do things her own way, and so she did some climbing but also enjoyed leaning out on the rope, spinning around, and generally having a good time. 🙂 We also played for a while in the gym, and then had lunch at Lane. Ah, memories! I even had a Nubby Burger. for you Gordon alumni – they’re actually on the menu at the grill in the cafeteria!
After we came home and Esme had a nap, we did a Photo shoot for Esme’s second birthday. Here’s one of our favorite shots:
Finally, in the early evening, was our birthday party for Esme. Like last year, we had her party at Chipotle at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. It’s a favorite restaurant of ours, and certainly a favorite with our girls. We invited a bunch of friends and family to join us for dinner. We commandeered the front section of the restaurant, draped a banner across Mr. Chipotle (or whatever that sculpture is called), and settled in for a few hours. Everyone enjoyed burritos, chips and guac, and hanging out with the birthday girl.