June 2, 2013-Since Dave leaves for Afghanistan tomorrow, we wanted to go ahead and start the birthday festivities so that he could be a part of it. I cannot believe that our little girl will be 2 this month. Though, each day she reminds me that she is with her new found independence! A few of our close friends joined us for a fun filled pizza party to celebrate followed by ladybug cake. (This was most everyones first time eating ladybug--it was quite good!) Maleah enjoyed the celebration and made out well, including a bubble machine, scooter and princess lawn chair. Needless to say she left the party (frosting stained lips and all) and took a very long nap!