Earlier this week, my little guy celebrated his 2nd birthday. It was a very low key affair. I didn’t slave over party details, guest lists or themes as I did for his first birthday. Actually, I didn’t host a party at all. We took a vacation a few months ago, are heading out of town to visit family next week, Christmas is right around the corner and really I just wasn’t up for all the work I put in last year. Last year, I spent quite a bit of cash on his party. So, I had Hubby get the details on what I needed to do to have a mini “party” at RJ’s school and I went with that plan. I baked these Ina Garten cupcakes minus the coconut and was all set! Sunday night I had Hubby go pick up some balloons and after RJ went to bed, I set up his gifts downstairs for him to open Monday morning. Then, off he went to school.
During my split shift, I packed up the car and headed to the school for the cupcake party. I read books to the kids, they sang Happy Birthday to RJ and devoured the cupcakes.
Hubby wasn’t able to get away from work to join in on the cupcake fun. The plan had been for him to take RJ home after his “party”. I couldn’t bear to leave him and knew that he would pitch a fit if I did, so I took him to work with me. He followed me foot-to-foot and blessed my office floor with cupcake crumbs until Hubby came to take him home. Then, he spent the remainder of the evening Facetiming and talking on the phone to family and friends wishing him happy birthday.
Tuesday, I took off from work and RJ stayed home with me. He had a birthday photo shoot in Falls Park with Emily from Kismet Photography. He visited the “Terrible Two” zone a few times during the shoot. However, I think the pictures will be awesome and can’t wait to see them next week! Of course, I will post a few.
Wednesday morning he had his 2 year check-up. It went well he’s 34 inches tall and 25 pounds… Growing up, not out. I was given encouragement of potty training, but also told it could be another year before he “gets it”. Overall, she was pleased and barring no illness, he won’t have to go back until 2 1/2 (if our insurance covers it) or 3.
It’s amazing how much he’s changed and grown in the last year. He’s counting, saying his ABC’s, breaking out into random nursery rhyme songs. He loves sports and balls, books and our cell phones! He’s a huge fan of horsing around with Hubby, being outside and driving the dogs crazy. He’s never met a popsicle, piece meat, chicken, pork or fruit he didn’t like! He’s my Doodlebug and I LOVE him!!