Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2nd birthday party

Luke was so very excited about his birthday coming up. It was a hard concept for him because first there was grandma's birthday, then mommy's birthday, then Valentine's day (which he thought was an extension of my birthday - smart guy), and then finally his!

He woke up that morning to find a bunch of balloons on the floor of his room. He was a little unsure at first, but then ran through them yelling birthday balloons!

Later that day we had a small dinosaur themed party. It was a great time with family and Luke got some wonderful gifts!

First, a few of the details. Even though it was just family (and all adults besides Luke), I wanted to make this fun for him. I took some regular party hats and turned them into dino hats. Luke would only wear his when it was time for cake.

A dinosaur birthday balloon

Some dinosaurs even came to our party, as seen by the footprints they left!

We opened presents first as he just couldn't take seeing all of them wrapped, knowing they were for him. Not only did he open each present, we had to OPEN it, as in, take it out of the box so that he could play with it right then. It made the whole process a little longer, but he loved it.

I think his favorite gift was the truck from Jason and I. He's so excited about it, and that night especially we were afraid he would want to sleep in it. We've taken it outside once already and can't wait for it to get warmer so we can really use it.

Then we played pin the birthday hat on the dinosaur. We had it hanging up higher for the adults and all used a blindfold. Luke loved watching it.

Then when it was his turn, we lowered it. He wasn't a fan of the blindfold, and instead wanted to just close his eyes. So adorable!

Finally, cake time! I'm so pleased with how his cake turned out!

And I'm happy to report that this year went much better than last. Remember this?

This year he tried to blow out the candle.

And was so pumped that he was about to eat cake!

Such a good eater!

And just when you think it's over - wait! There's more! The next day we went down to the Children's Museum and met some friends. We all sort of did our own thing at the museum, but we met for lunch and got to eat dinosaur cupcakes and wear our party hats again.

I didn't get tons of pictures, but this is one of Luke and Molly digging for fossils. Lately he hasn't wanted to wear the required goggles, but when he saw Molly wearing them he decided it was ok. I think perhaps he might have his first crush on an older woman ...

They have a new exhibit right now and in part of it he got to lay on this thing and wiggle it back and forth. The viewer he was looking in made it seem like he was swimming with the fishes in the ocean.

It's so fun being 2!!

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