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What a Day

April 16, 2010, was an all-day birthday celebration for our newly-turned 2-year-old. While Gracelyn waited for her birthday breakfast, she told Daddy how old she was. Note the twisted fingers in the air. That's how Gracelyn denotes #2:

Then it was time for birthday toast--an Olson family tradition. Every birthday, a single candle is placed in a piece of toast:

In the evening, guests started arriving with gifts. Gracelyn was so excited:

My mom and I worked during the afternoon to create Gracelyn's favorite character (Elmo), plus Big Bird and Cookie Monster. These cupcakes were so fun to make:

Here's Gracelyn working to blow out 2 candles (with a little assistance from Daddy):

And finally, getting to taste the end result. Yummy:


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