Sunday, June 25

Happy Birthday Gwenny!

Gwen's 2nd birthday is this Sunday (June 25th). But, since there was family visiting for Michael's graduation last weekend, we decided to have her birthday party a week early.

Here are the pictures. But first, a few stats:

At 24 months, Gwen weighs 25.5 pounds
--90th percentile on the Chinese charts
--38th percentile on the US charts


At 24 months, Gwen is 33.25 inches tall
--75th percentile on the Chinese charts
--43rd percentile on the US charts

She's two!

We had a really fun birthday celebration for her.

First, there was the pool party with her best friend, Benjamin. You might remember him from this jumping on the bed video.


Lots of splashing and slipping and throwing water everywhere! Lots of smiles!
Then there was some cake.

There's no reason to get your hands messy when you can so easily just put your face right in your plate!
Mmmmm! Yellow confetti cake with vanilla confetti frosting!

A party can never have too much confetti!
Yummmmmy!
Then presents!

Gwen gets a little help with unwrapping from her pal, Benjamin. She calls him "B!"

(strangly enough, she also says "D!" instead of "down". Does this mean she'll be an early speller?



20 Comments:

Blogger Johnny said...

Happy birthday Gwen!

June 24, 2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Happy second birthday Gwen! That confetti cake looks divine - and I definitely agree you can never have too much confetti!

June 24, 2006 7:56 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Aww. That Pussycat video was adorable! Happy Birthday Gwenny!

Donna - Her hair is getting so long and thick. It's gorgeous. Any luck getting the pigtails to stay in yet, or is she still having none of it? :-)

June 24, 2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

PS - I agree with Mary Mia. You can never have too much confetti (or cake for that matter). ;-)

June 24, 2006 10:09 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Oh you are so much better at those stats than I.

Happy B-day Miss Gwenny! And I must say, you are the Champion Climber! And Jumper!

June 24, 2006 10:42 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

First of all, only 25.5 pounds? Sophie weighed 4 more pounds than Gwen on her 2nd birthday! No wonder my back hurts...

That kitty video was darling! Your cat is SO cute- what's his name? Love those kitty kisses!

Happy 2nd birthday, Gwen!

Shana & Sophie Lu :)

June 24, 2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger asiangarden said...

Happy birthday Gwenny! I have loved watching you this year grow bigger and bigger!

June 25, 2006 10:14 AM  
Blogger Esther & Emma's Jie Jie said...

Happy Birthday Gwenny!!!

Hope your day was spectacular!!

Love your Shenzhen cousin, Esther (Xiao Tian)

June 25, 2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Gwen! Forks? We don't need no stinkin forks! Love it.

June 25, 2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger Kat and Colin said...

Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GWEN! Can it be 2 years old already? Time seems to be going so quickly.

It looks like she had a wonderful celebration. Sophia's first B-Day is approaching quickly and we can't wait to see her cake and ice cream face again.

Best to everyone. Miss you,

Kat, Colin and Sophia

June 25, 2006 6:31 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I love the face in the cake shots, those are too cute. It looks like everyone had a blast.

June 25, 2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GWEN!!! I loved the pictures and the videos :)

June 25, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Happy Birthday Gwen!!!! Looks like you had a FUN time!!!!

~Hugs

June 26, 2006 7:50 AM  
Blogger Gracencameronsmomy said...

Happy Birthday!!
Lisa

June 26, 2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Happy birthday to you Gwen! You share the exact same birthday with our Becca. Too cool!

June 26, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger Kimber and Chris said...

Happy Birthday sweet sweet girl- your smile is SO infectious and it lights up the room - well at least my computer screen and I can't wait to meet you and hopefully your sister too later this year.

You are so precious!
Kimberley and Tuesday xx

June 26, 2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger Kim M. said...

Happy Birthday sweet Gwen!!!

June 27, 2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger Carrie & Family said...

Happy Birthday Gwen!!

June 27, 2006 6:46 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Donna, I noticed someone else has already commented about your Gwen's hair, but i will comment again because I really think it is extraordinary for her age! It is SO thick and long! I am finally getting little ponytails in our Gwen's hair, but they are skinny little things!

A Very Happy Birthday to your Gwen!

June 27, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!

Lynne, Gwen will let me put anything in her hair but the problem is that she won't leave it in for more than 30 seconds! This is especially true of hair clips. So she runs around looking like a shaggy dog (a cute one!) all the time.

:)

Donna

June 27, 2006 7:47 PM  

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