Sunday, May 5, 2013

Look Who Turned TWO

Little man has turned TWO, and with that we celebrated his birthday this weekend. The party was held  at the park. We were so lucky that the weather allowed us to go to the park, it was a perfect day. The theme this year was from one of his favorite books. I know a cliche right? But I thought it would turn into a cute party. We had a Hungry Caterpillar Party. Since we moved the party to the park I wanted to keep it simple. This is my version of toning it down this year.
Happy Birthday Little Man - You are very loved by everyone who meets you.

Little man had a fun with all his friends, 15 kids came and 9 adults.  It was a awesome party and even better at the park so everyone could run around and play.

Little man got some awesome books, this is one of them.  The books he got today will be place in the special book collection.  A shelf he can not reach YET.  He points to the books and says. "special book", then I pull them off the shelf so we can read them as well as enjoy them for a very long time.

Little man with Mickey Mouse.  He calls it Nikki Mouse.  Very cute but very concerning that he calls me mommy and nikki all the same.

Here is is with his legos, cars and his first shovel.  He would not put the shovel down.  I think he would have slept with it if we would have let him.

I made Little Man a t shirt for his birthday.  I picked the t shirt up from Old Navy and purchased the iron on off ebay.  The seller customized it for me.  Little Man got a few books, cars, a submarine for the bath tub, a build a bear gift certificate.

Here is little man opening a present.  He got his first Lego set.

Little Man had a vanilla cake with strawberry frosting.  I put some chocolate candies on top to look like a caterpillar.  Everyone else had cupcakes.

Little Man was not sure about the candle on the cake with the flames going.  He did not try to blow out the candles so we did it for him.  Maybe next year.

Out little man has turned TWO.

For our very Hungry Caterpillar sack Lunch I made bags for the kids and adults.  The little caterpillar lunch had a circle sandwiches of bread, turkey and cheese.  Next I made a mini heart shaped blueberry pie, a small orange, a strawberry and a bag of grapes that looked like a butterfly.  The adult sack lunch was the same the only difference was the sandwich was a chicken salad in a croissant (cocoon)  Then everyone had a choice of apple juice, chocolate milk or water.

Even the adults found the kids inside of them and played at the park while drinking chocolate milk.  Here are the party favors for the kids and adults.  The adults got some caterpillar food in a large jar, with a sucker and noise maker.  The kids got the same with the caterpillar food in a smaller jar with a caterpillar craft, and a pad of paper in the shape of fruit.

Easter 2013

I so wished I had taken pictures at the Easter Egg hunt. I had inquired about a hunt in the area on a mom's group.  Before I knew it I was organizing a Easter Egg Hunt. I did some research, talked with my sister and of course mentioned it to my hair stylist. Between them I was able to come up with a fun and easy Easter Egg hunt. This was my Little Man's first hunt. He did great. It was super fun for us to go with other families. We had a great turnout. About 20 mom's and their kids showed up. I had a golden and silver egg out there in the field and who ever found them got a prize. My only regret was not being able to get pictures of the event. But when you are hosting and running around with your own kid it is better to experience it then to be picturing it.
Here we are on Easter Sunday
Here we are Easter Morning, Little man with his Easter Basket.  He is probably the only two year old that I know who got super excited about getting a tie for Easter..
Here is Little Man ready to go to church on Easter Sunday.

Conference Weekend

Saturday I asked Daddy to take care of lunch for him and little man.  This is what I found when I came home to watch Conference with the family.  Little man first time eating in the living room with a TV tray.  Boy we have started early.  Then little man worn out from a big lunch and listening to all the talks.

The next day we got to share conference with my sister and her boys.  Here we are in between sessions grabbing shots of apple juice.

Day in Lancaster

It was a beautiful day in Lancaster, PA.  We stopped at a Amish Village to tour.  The kids had fun with all the things they could play on and touch.

Day of Chocolate - Hershey's

Let the adventures begin.

Spring Break - Just the beginning

We were so lucky that my sister and her kids decided to come spend their spring break with us. We had so much fun together and the cousins got to play together.
We spend the day at a local farm, they had so many things for the kids to play with and on.

We played in corn kernels.

Feed the animals

We all had a great time at the farm.

Everyone got in on the fun.

The kids learned how to make snow kernels in the corn.

Enjoying the Sunny Days this Winter

Little Man loves to be outside and playing at the park.
Little Man was still able to get out with friends this winter even though his mommy was not.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Adventures with Gran and Pappa

We went to Savannah, GA

Adventures in Augusta, GA

More of Savannah, GA

Getting Caught Up

The title of this post says it all. I can't believe that is is May 2013 already. I am sort of embarrassed that my last post was in January 2013. Since I broke my ankle in two places the healing process was quite an ordeal. We had so much help from friends all along the way. Then my parents came and spend some time with us. My goal was to be able to walk and drive before they left. I did it. Still with a limp and not being able to carry my son and walk at the same time. It has taken some time to heal, and I am still healing. It still is sore, doesn't swell up like it used to. But still stiff first thing in the morning when I wake up and through out the day. Overall, I am in better shape since I received so  much help so that I could properly heal
Ready for surgery, I had to mark yes on the leg that I wanted surgery on.  The Dr. also marked.
The day I got of the cast..