April 28, 2017
(Over six months behind... is anyone surprised? Not me. Not sure I'll ever make it past that six month mark)
For Robbie's second birthday, I decided to give our little sports enthusiast a sports themed birthday! I really love decorating for birthdays even though I may not be the most creative or elaborate. I thought hanging the ball paper lanterns from the ceiling turned out really cute though! CJ and I spent all night the night before cleaning and decorating for his birthday. When he came out of his room, he stopped dead in his tracks and had the biggest smile on his face when he saw the basketballs, baseballs, and footballs hanging from the ceiling. The biggest hit though were the red, yellow, blue "baboons" with a big two that I had by the window. "Ay a boons! Red boon!"
That morning, I had Robbie's friends Harvey and Lyla come over for Robbie's favorite treat, Banbury donuts, and to play! I frantically made Robbie's cake throughout the day and collapsed during his nap time because I was still waking up to teach English to kids in China at 4:45 in the morning and was also pregnant. It was all worth it though because Robbie had been anticipating cake and balloons for weeks before!
My mom, dad, Emily and Ben came over to have another favorite of Robbie's, pizza, and to have cake and watch him open his presents. We missed CJ's parents! They were out of town on his birthday, but Robbie had a special dinner with them to his favorite place to go and eat, Chick Fil A and to the toy store after to pick out a gift. He's a lucky kid!
Here he is saying he's two! He did not love being sung to, but really enjoyed blowing out his candles.
My mom really hit a home run with her gift. She bought him a football, soccer ball, and a baseball mitt. Each reaction to pulling it out of the bag was just as big as the one pictured.
Robbie's present from us was a strider balance bike and helmet! CJ and I wanted to get him a balance bike because we both had seen kids ride them in Europe before they had really come over to the U.S. I had always loved the idea of it helping them learn to balance and eventually transition over to a bike with no training wheels. Robbie was so excited to have his own bike!
And I couldn't resist this picture of him the morning after finishing off the donuts from his birthday. We love our TWO year old!