It happened. HJ turned 2. Or if you ask him, he will say THREE! I follow-up with, “No honey, you are 2.” To which he responds, “NO THREE!” and then cracks up.
This past weekend we invited family to help us celebrate the big birthday with a monster themed party. The invites went out…
And I kept telling myself to keep it low-key (which I think I did pretty good at).
HJ woke up on his second birthday to a living room full of balloons! The dog and him ran around like crazy chasing and throwing them. Then we got ready (sans dog) to go to the library for story time. After that we went out for a birthday lunch at Maid-Rite, where we snacked on maid-rites, sweet potato fries and a chocolate shake.
That evening, I started making his monster cake. I had found what I wanted to make on pinterest (of course) and thought it would be easy-peasy. Ha. The top layer of the cake started breaking off…I felt defeated and was ready to call a bakery (yup, that quickly). My sister suggested “glueing” it with frosting. My brother-in-law helped with small details like the teeth. And I went through a lot of orange frosting.
I made a monster wreath
I threw the favors in a basket
Then, it was party time!
The kids got to draw monsters for HJ (nana got in on it too)
HJ had fun celebrating his 2nd birthday and has been waking me up at night to tell me about his new toys. Can’t wait to see how much fun we have during the “terrible two’s”. Love you HJ!