After 1st year birthday blowouts, we tend to keep it low-key for the next one, especially this year with the impending birth of #3. Not sure how we managed this, but all three of our children will have birthdays within three weeks of each other, which makes for a hectic, though festive, time of year. Nevertheless, we had a great deal of fun yesterday celebrating Davis's 2nd birthday (one day early, of course). We chose to celebrate Sunday because most of the family comes over then anyway after church.
Festivities really began the night before when we got Davis a bunch of balloons, one of which was a huge, practically life-sized mylar Spiderman balloon. Then Sunday morning after breakfast, Davis opened his gifts all of which were covered in Spiderman paper. Following lunch we sang Happy Birthday and the boys noshed on Spiderman cupcakes. Oh, did I forget to mention the theme? It was Batman.
Here are a few photos from the day the rest of which are in Davis's 2nd Birthday album one column over.
The new tricycle, a Radio Flyer, from Nana and Papa. It has all the old-fashioned goodness of a steel frame with all the new-fangled delight of a Vespa-like body and working blinkers, horn, and radio. What will they come up with next?
Obviously, this is not the proper posture for the trike. Did I mention he's fearless?
Addison was more than happy to assist Davis in ripping the paper off the presents. Thankfully, as a second child, Davis is laid back and just goes with it.
Trey and I gave Davis a pop-up play tent with canopy. This has been a big hit!
The tent is actually supposed to be a barn.
The Spiderman cupcakes. The inspiration came from this site, and I used Paula Deen's red velvet cupcake recipe. For those of you, like me, who have never tried or even heard of red velvet cake, it is an absolute must and one of the most delicious culinary contributions of the South!
Davis about to blow out his candle. If you look closely around my neck, you will see my Valentine's gift from Saturday. Trey got me a beautiful amethyst pendant with three little diamonds on top. I told him my Valentine's gift was in my belly.
Enjoying his cake.
Here are a few clips from the day.