Well, Ford's birthday has come and gone and now we have a two year old in our house! It has been a funky week... we found out Ford had a double ear infection at his 2 year well check so he's not been feeling awesome but his actual birthday was so special! We took him to a mini golf place by our house (left Lucy with neighbors) and had Sonic corndogs, a fun date with our big boy. He woke up nice and early on his birthday (Tuesday August 11th) and we had blown up a ton of balloons and put them in the family room. We gifted him an easel and a tricycle so we had that set up with some other gifts from family members and friends for him to open. Last year we went all out for his first birthday party so I wanted to keep it low key this year. We had his friends over to swim at Mimi and Papa's pool and I ordered cupcakes from Sams. I stressed that it was NOT a party, just a play date with some extra sugar. Ford took an awesome birthday nap and we took him to a new Mexican food restaurant by our house. He indulged in chips, quesadillas, and a whole piece of flan!!! Jon and I put him to bed together (technically he wasn't 2 year, he was born at 11:46pm and I didn't meet him until the next day) and I cried reading The Night You Were Born to him. I have such sweet and scary memories from Ford's actual birth day, I couldn't have asked for a better TWO years with this happy boy. Thank you so much for all the kind comments, messages, etc. for Ford on his birthday! Cheers to making it 2 years in parenthood.
My aunt gifted him the coolest little "block" connector things (like my description?). They are called Squigz and are right up this little engineers alley!
Ford is obsessed with puzzles right now and he is moving on from the Melissa and Doug block puzzles to "real puzzles". We got this set of two giant floor puzzles from The Learning Journey International and they are going to be such a great learning resource for him! One puzzle is of animals and the other is colors so he and I did them together, talking about the colors, shapes, pictures along the way. The pieces are big enough for his chubby fingers and he had fun shrieking, "Elephant! Tiger! Giraffe!". The pack is only $14.99 and can be purchased here.
Sweet Deborah, The Cupcake Stylist, gifted us this Ford cake topper, made completely from sugar! I didn't let Ford eat it because it is so darn cute, I have it saved.
How to get a bunch of 2 year olds to sit together for a picture? Give them cupcakes!
Beautiful little sis enjoyed a dip in the pool
Sometimes you have to nurse while doing 1000 other things (and socialize at the same time)
Love my babies!
My safe boy went down the waterslide!