Exactly 12 days ago, my baby turned two years old. And, twelve days later, I'm still trying to figure out how this has happened. When did he grow up?! He's supposed to stay my tiny baby forever...
His birthday started like a lot of days do at our house...pictures in clothes that Mama made! For his birthday, he was rocking a special dump truck shirt. :)
I couldn't leave big sister out of the photoshoot. She was upset that she didn't have a dump truck shirt too. (I fixed that before party time. Phew!) And, she insisted that I get in a picture with the birthday boy. She actually got a decent picture of us!
Because the grandparents weren't going to be available for a celebratory dinner until the next day, we postponed the celebration. So, aside from wearing his dump truck shirt and taking a homemade cookie cake to school, it was just another regular ol' day to Thomas.
The timing worked out perfectly because not only did both sets of his grandparents come over the following evening, but it was also when his dirt pile arrived! Yes, we bought him a pile of dirt for his birthday. And some dump trucks, of course. He and his sister were glad to try out the dirt before dinner.
He looks so grown up to me in the pictures below. I think it's because of how his hair is swept over and because the dirt on his face makes him look like he has some scruff.
This girl likes to play in the dirt too! An accidental handful of dirt in the mouth started to cause a meltdown but then became hilarious to this silly girl. (Phew! Crisis averted.)
Just as entertaining as the dirt pile was the bowl of water we set out for them to rinse their hands and feet in.
It took a little bit of convincing (and a good wipe-down!) before they would come in for dinner. I have a feeling this might be the theme of the summer as long as this dirt pile sticks around. We ate a meal of all of Thomas's favorite things - pork chops, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and salad (well, tomatoes for him).
I was worried about how the gift opening was going to go over with Big Sister but luckily for her, Thomas let her open most of his gifts. He (they) opened up new dump trucks, lots of cool truck books, blocks, a slip n slide, and a new ride on toy.
He also got a new fishing set (post coming soon about this) and a teepee to play in.
We ended the evening by finally singing Happy Birthday and blowing out candles. He wasn't sure about it at first but then got excited about getting to eat that cupcake!
It was a really good day for our little boy. A pile of dirt, new toys, cupcakes, and BOTH sets of grandparents at the same time all had him squealing for joy. He definitely went to bed happy as a two-year-old.
I plan to write another post next all about this little guy and his funny personality!