September 6, 2011

Turning 2...

My special boy had a very special day.
He's 2.
Yeah, TWO.
Seriously, when did that happen?!

The day didn't go exactly as I planned, but I still enjoyed every second.
{I'm loving the challenging myself to find the joy and positive side of every situation}

We decorated Isaiah's crib with streamers and balloons while he was sleeping, so he could wake up to a decorated room on his birthday- and we were so excited to see his reaction in the morning!
We planned to make him a special pancake breakfast and then go on an adventure! We were hoping to take him to the river, animal park or farm, and then come home for lunch and a nap before having his birthday dinner!

Sounds like a good plan, huh?
Well, if you're good at guessing, you can guess that it's not exactly the way it went down.

Here's Zaiah's 2nd birthday
In photos:

The morning of his birthday, he woke up at 5:00am.
{5:00am, people!}
and we had to cuddle him in our bed for over an hour to get him to go back to sleep...didn't exactly get the full effect of seeing his face light up when he noticed all the decorations,
but he was still excited when he saw his room :)

Next was breakfast. Birthday boy didn't want pancakes. Or french toast. Or eggs. Or anything special that mommy could make. Nope, my boy wanted doughnuts.

Then, we gave him the exciting options for the day.
Animal park. Farm. River.
No sanks
My big 2 year old boy wanted to feed the ducks.
So we did.

And then we played at the park.

And found a furry caterpillar friend.

Went to our favorite parlor and got ice cream and popcorn, instead of visiting the animals on the farm,
because the birthday boy was calling the shots.

After nap-time we headed to Na-Na & PopPop's house for a big 2 year old birthday dinner!

With football cupcakes, of course :)

Complete with the happy birthday song...

A big boy birthday bath

And a beautiful sunset.

I made a conscious effort to be calm and go with the flow-ish,
and it really paid off.

Sometimes I tend to do what I think Isaiah would want to do,
instead of listening to what he tells me,
and would normally get a little frustrated that he didn't get excited about what I had planned.

It's much more enjoyable to plan my day around him, instead.
And it was so fun to let him lead the adventure for the day.

It was such a wonderful day, celebrating my big 2 year old boy :)

I have LOTS of pictures from his sports birthday party,
and fun recipes to share with you in the next few days!


Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy!

hayley.jay said...

Aw, Happy Birthday to Isaiah! My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I too just wanted to lay low :)

thechattymommy said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy- he is just beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Sweet boy!! SO BIG! :)

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! Yes, that's how it is with boys... just have to go with the flow. Its amazing how they prefer the simple things. Really. :) You just wait... he'll be 5 before you know it! LOL.

Tempestt Evans said...

So darling! I love the idea of decorating his room for him to see when he wakes up! Might have to steal that for my daughters 2nd bday in a month and a half! Love the party set up! Happy Birthday to Big Man Isaiah!

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Kristin said...

what great moments you captured! loved all the photos you shared and happy birthday to your adorable and sweet little boy!!!

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