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The Day He Turned Two

The Day He Turned Two

After school settled a bit, we celebrated lil' bro turning two.  It truly felt like the his day took forever to get here, since we had been going through C's transition the entire month.

He turned two the end of her first month of school.  August is the busiest month of the year for our little family!! 

He LOVES LOVES LOVES balloons (and bubbles and balls).  So this year, I found some balloon cupcake toppers for a little balloon theme for his birthday.  And, yes, he was in LOVE!!  He actually had more fun eating the balloons than the cupcake.  Ha! :)

"BaaaallloooooooonSSSSSSSS!!  "BaaaaaaallllooooonnnnnnSSSSSSSS!!"   He stresses the "S" big time. So cute!!

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We took him to the Aquarium and then just hung out as a family and enjoyed him on his new tricycle, that now both kids have of their own.  Whew!! No more fighting over that one...well, now they each want each others! Ha! But, overall, it was a nice and relaxing day.

Once the cupcakes came out, that's when the party really started. Right!! :):)

Trying SO hard to reach for his cupcake. 

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Let the cupcake eating begin!

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"Mmmmmm....Yum!   Mmmmmm...Good!"  is what he always says these days when he eats something he likes.  Always makes me smile, BIG!!

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Showing him what to do.  Gotta love having a big sibling! :)

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Still trying to figure it out.

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Then Daddy got in on the fun, showing him how to eat a cupcake, step-by-step.  

Pick up the cupcake.

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Take the paper off.

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Take a bite.

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Then look up and say, "MMMMMMMMMMMM.....this is GOOOOOD!!"

Oh!!! That's how you do it!!  Now, can I have yours!?!

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Then it was back to figuring out how to eat his. 

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While the rest of us chowed down ours.

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The more he played, the more he figured it out.

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And the more laughs and giggles were had.

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Until...it was all gone!   Oh, that face!!

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And, for some fun, I played with video on my camera for the first time.  In this, you get see the birthday boy and hear about a really cool dream big sis had.

She had just gotten a new mermaid doll from the Aquarium, so she had mermaids on the mind and lil' bro kept trying to eat the balloons, and we kept telling him not too, so she had "something getting stuck in your throat" on the mind, too....which you can see in the 2nd video.  LOL!

Like I said, you can see in this video where her dream came from. LOL!  Please be patient with me while I'm trying to figure out my settings on the camera with this one.  I'm hoping to learn more so I can add more video to the blog soon! Yay!! :)

We love you SO much, buddy boy!!  You are one shining bright light!!

You amaze me how you ALWAYS have a smile on your face (even in that last ultrasound I had on 30 something weeks while pregnant with you!!) and how you ALWAYS light up everyone you make eye contact with.

It's such a joy to witness this as we cart you around the stores and you talk to everyone that walks by.  And every single person stops and says, he's just smiling at me, as they smile back.  Best feeling in the world that you do this for people!!

You complete our little family in so many wonderful ways.  

We can't wait to watch you grown more and more into YOU as you adventure on as being two!!!  And, wow, look how much you've grown!!

Until next time…

Live life slow…it’s the only way to truly savor what you love (and capture it, too!).  And boy, does lil' bro remind of us of that while eating his cupcake!!

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