We celebrated Elijah’s second birthday a couple weeks early this past weekend, because I knew I probably wouldn’t be up for having a party with a newborn. It, of course, snowed like crazy, but Eli still had a great time. He was a teensy bit crabby because he refused to nap that afternoon…probably from all the excitement with the 30 balloons his mama ordered. I love decorating for his parties. Although I do always have these grandiose ideas that I can’t actually execute, but it is still fun for me.
It is no surprise that the monkey has most of the toys from Toy Story. So that made decorating easier. It was so fun to watch Elijah realize all the decorations were Buzz and “Wee Wee.” He came out after his nap that didn’t involve any actual napping and kept saying “oh wow” when he noticed different things.
Did you notice that Mr. Potato Head was missing an ear? The birthday boy was very impressed with his cake when he saw it, and thought that ear looked too tasty to leave on Potato Head’s head.
He had a lot of practice the past couple months with my birthday and RJ’s birthday, so he is a candle-blowing-out-pro now. He got some awesome gifts for his birthday, too. We got pictures of a couple of them:
Hunter Boots from Grandma and Grandpa; although I pretty am sure that this part of the gift was all Grandma…
He is destined to be a book worm. He got a few books to add to his collection and “reads” them all the time.
The dress up set that Uncle Co Co and soon-to-be Auntie Air got him was also a big hit.
Elijah is so blessed to have such great friends and family in his life. Thank you to everyone who came out into the blizzard to make his party special. We are a pretty lucky family.
All photos in this post were taken by Molly Grunewald. Check out her website here.