Arthur's birthday was on Sunday, and he turned two. Yes, my baby boy turned two!!! What?! It has gone by so fast. His birthday was a little bit crazy, because it was day three of potty training, and so he and I were home all day with him in a pajama shirt and underwear. That also meant, that all preparations for his birthday had to happen during his nap. Luckily, Lily and Derek had wrapped his presents for me the day before, but I still had to make his cake.
Arthur loved his cake! He loves Little Einsteins, and so I made a Rocket cake for him. I was pretty happy how it turned out, considering I free-handed it with only a picture the size of a quarter on my phone :).
And I made him a special birthday dinner of things that he loves: peas, mashed potatoes, and butter chicken. He ate and ate and ate :).
Then it was time for presents. He loved the card he got from his Grandma Lynn and Grandpa Roy, mostly because it had pictures of him and his favorite animals on it :).
And he loved all of his presents - Tegu magnetic blocks, Leapfrog Letter Word factory, cool new place-mats, and some Melissa and Doug lacing animals.
His favorite present, however, was the My Friends Tigger and Pooh Changing Tree. It was a toy of Derek's that we have had packed away for years, and he was so excited to give it to his brother. And Arthur LOVED it! We had to force him away to go have cake.
Once we got him away to have cake, he was so happy. He loves the Happy Birthday song - he sings it any time he sees a cake. And so, when we were bringing out a cake for him and sining the song to him, he was in heaven. His face was glowing.
He had been practicing blowing out candles too, and he did a pretty good job. (And he didn't even notice that dad helped him out a little bit.)
He had a wonderful birthday, in spite of the potty training chaos. It was so much fun to watch him enjoy the celebrations, and if you want to check out a little bit, here is a video of it :).