Vivienne turns 2

November 15, 2018

On October 21st, Vivienne turned two.

I still can’t quite wrap my head around the number two. How has it already been two years since she’s been born? It feels like yesterday that I became a new mom and now.. I have two! I won’t be too sappy in this post (even though I want to be) but all I have to say is… hold on tight every single day. Let the small stuff go and embrace the craziness, cuddles, and laughter in your home as much as possible. I’ve been told so many times lately that THESE are the best years.

A few weeks before the month of October, we assumed we would still be in San Diego filming for season 4 of Total Bellas. This made me sad because of how many kids are around us in Phoenix, making the celebration all the more fun to be with friends and family. I took a look at venue possibilities and different things we could do, but stopped once San Diego was on our radar. A week before her birthday, we found out we were now going to be in Phoenix after. Insert the wide eyed emoji.

Since we recently put new seed in our back yard, our house wasn’t an option for the party. I found The Teapot on 5th last year and was excited to finally be able to have a party here as I heard great things about the space. I also was so excited about the possibility of bringing in a mobile petting zoo. Goats, chickens, llamas, ponies…. can you even handle the cuteness? Vivienne was SO happy. See below as the owner of the petting zoo drove out of his way to bring the teacup pig to our party as he was accidentally left behind. Vivienne talked about it for days after. The event turned out to be a huge success and everything worked out amazing, especially when done so last minute. Everyone was so accommodating and great to work with. So, thank you!

Location: Teapot on 5th (3 hour rental)

Petting Zoo: Carters Farm (Rental of  a Petting Zoo + 1 Pony)

Cake: Bear and Honey 

*Please note that all services were paid for and not sponsored for this post. I just wanted to share some local vendors that could be helpful in planning your next event. Thank you! 

Photos by Jennica Maes of aMaes Photography