My baby turns 2…


The day is winding down and I am sitting here in the dim light of the tv. I’m looking over these pictures of Rowan’s birthday party and thinking about the day she was born. Tomorrow, September 12th at 9:38 in the morning Rowan entered the world. I can’t believe 2 years has passed. It really blows my mind. I feel like just yesterday I was writing my birth story for you all.

What a journey we have been on since then. We celebrated our sweet little Rowan on Saturday with a big ol’ birthday bash. It was such a great day to share with all the people who have been so important to us over the last 2 years. It wasn’t as elaborate as her first birthday was. It was just a laid back party in our new, hardly furnished home. What we lacked in decorations we made up with love. Ha! Oh boy that was cheesy (but true). I did make a few fun colored garlands, white tissue poms poms and a really cute felt party crown for Rowan.


  1. Looks like a darling party, Jen!

  2. Gorgeous photos. She’s adorable! Happy Birthday to your Rowan 🙂

    <3 Josephine

  3. What a lovely little party! There’s something about your photography that makes it so timeless. When I look at your photos, I am reminded of so many photos from my childhood when my parents were our age, and that always makes me smile 🙂

  4. Happy birthday Rowan! Her birthday crown is adorable!

  5. I am so in love with Rowan’s crown! I kinda really want one for myself… 🙂

  6. Wow! That crown is beyond adorable! What a sweet little birthday party!

  7. Such a cute crown! Love your blog, and congrats on #2!

  8. happy birthday Rowan! Cosette turned 2 on 8.31 and we had an at home birthday bash too. great photos! they are so much fun at this age 🙂

  9. Looks like she had a beautiful time. She is in such a wonderful age. Love the crown.

  10. what a wonderful little party! I love the birthday hat you made for Rowan. happy birthday to the sweet girl. 🙂

  11. Happy Birthday, Rowan!

  12. your house looks lovely even in these little glimpses. and I love Rowan’s tutu! happy birthday to that sweet girl 🙂

  13. Oh how wonderful! That felt crown is so cute. Rowan is such a little dear, and I love how you describe her adventurous spirit and love for people. It looks like she had a great time! I am so happy that you and Kev are settling in at your new house, having people over, and growing your family. I can’t wait to see more pictures of your house as it gets furnished and decorated; you have such great style! Oh, and the nursery! That will be exciting!

    I would love to see a post of those Megan Nielsen maternity skirt patterns that she sent you! I’m sure it looks great on you! Not that you aren’t totally busy and probably way to overwhelmed to sew. Haha. Just an idea!

    xo, Anne

  14. Happy birthday Rowan! The party looks so beautiful. You can tell she loved it and that the party was full of love! xo

  15. Happy birthday little miss Rowan! And happy belated birthday to you too Jen! Seems like you are kicking this new decade off with a bang, a new home and soon a new addition to your beautiful family!

    My best wishes to you both for the new year starting, lots of smiles, kisses and happy little things!

    Virginie xo

  16. Congrats Jen, Kev & Rowan!!! The party looks like it was an absolute blast!!! I love Rowan in her little tutu 🙂

  17. Loooove her lil birthday outfit! She is so sweet!! Can’t wait to see what you name & how you dress the next one!

  18. Love, love, love the felt crown! You make all those sweet little touches look so easy, Jen. Oh, the power of a busy imagination and crafty fingers! Congrats to you all on the new home and to Miss Rowan on turning 2! She is getting so tall!

  19. Chelsea •

    Happy birthday Rowan! The party looks like so much fun. How’d you put together the garlands– are they sewn?

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