Beyonce is pretty solid when it comes to keeping secrets; just look at her self-titled album for reference. Her private life with Jay Z and Blue Ivy is also kept well under wraps, so it often piques interest when she allows a glimpse into what she does during her down time. Fans can see just that in photos from her New Year's celebration and Blue Ivy's birthday party on her blog.

Bey and Jay brought in the new year at Diddy's party at the Versace mansion in Miami with The-Dream, Kelly Rowland and director Melina. She also showcased her yellow and black dress and riding with Jay Z on a motorcycle.

The 'Partition' singer then celebrated Blue Ivy's second birthday on Jan. 7 by renting a party room at the Miami Zoo. Destiny's Child groupmates Michelle Williams and Rowland were also present as the mother and daughter took part in facepainting. Producer Timbaland also came to the festivities with his daughter Reign, who wrote a birthday card to Blue Ivy.

The Carter child also got behind the wheel of her Minnie Mouse car, which probably doesn't top being the youngest person ever to be featured on the Billboard chart (on Jay Z's 'Glory'), but we're guessing that's perfectly fine for the 2-year-old princess.

Check out the photos below.

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