Then we had her open up her gifts which she loved doing. She got a new tricycle, a Little People doll house, some clothes, a play phone and some cards/giftcards. I think you will probably be able to tell from the video, but her favorite gift was a singing "Barney." She is really into Barney lately (we have Gold's Gym to thank for that one) but it really is quite cute to listen to her sing "The Barney Song." The only bad/good thing is that Barney really isn't that popular anymore so we had a tough time finding anything Barney related but we were lucky and found this little Barney doll at Toys 'R Us and it has become the new "gotta have it" toy around our house since she opened it up.
After presents, we took her to Chuck E. Cheese. We learned the last time that we were there that the food is pretty nasty so we just played the games and then ate at a place called "Garfield's" nearby. Abby loved Chuck E. Cheese this time, especially the pony ride and the Barney car (of course!) She also played a pretty mad game of Skee-Ball, but was rather menacing as she threw the ball up the ramp instead of rolling it.
After dinner, we came home, ate some ice cream and her cookie cake. We put a candle with the #2 on her cake which she thought was great. That was until we actually lit it, and then she became terrified of the dancing flame. Once the candle was blown out though, she really enjoyed the cookie part.
It was a pretty low-key birthday, but very enjoyable and non-stressful for mom and dad which was great. Happy Birthday lil' one!!