I won't even go into the level to which I can't comprehend that my baby is 2 years old. We had a fun time celebrating Scott's big day in a mellow fashion this year. We started on Sunday the day before his birthday with tacos and ice cream at the Ventura pier with Scott's grandma and g pa. On Monday morning (Scott's birthday) we woke up bright and early at Mimi and Papa's house (we had been staying with them all week while daddy was in Daytona) for a fun dinosaur birthday celebration. First of all our baby dinosaurs that the boys had been watching all week finally hatched and the whole breakfast table was swarming with dinosaurs, which was a great distraction while we waited for Parker J and auntie to arrive.
Then we feasted on dinosaur shaped gluten free cake cakes with Dino sprinkles and sirpup - basically Scott's dream breakfast.
We opened a few gifts after breakfast...love Scott's interested look in this picture. Auntie painted Scott the most wonderful dinosaur for his bedroom....I will take a picture at some point...oops for now.
Then we headed to our Dino day...we were early so we got to play at the park first!
I can't say enough good things about our Dino craft morning. We didn't know what to expect exactly except for building a dinosaur at the end, but we did so many Dino related crafts before hand. The boys loved it!
We colored brontosaurus and dinosaur eggs. We glued dinosaur skeletons. Played with play dough. It was so neat!
Then it was down to business...dinosaur stuffing time. The boys (mommy/auntie) hard at work
Scott's finished product! His new t top even made it to bed with him that night with his pitas! That's big time!
Then we came home (to Mimi and Papas) for lunch and birthday cake. Side note: when asking Scott how old he was turning on his birthday these past few weeks his response....."birthday cake!". Keep in mind that I do not claim to be a pastry chef or a photographer....but here ya go: dinosaur cake du jour!
This was right before Scott stuck T Rex into the flame....whoopsie mom!
who needs a fork anyways?
Later that afternoon we finally came home and so did daddy! Best birthday ever is seeing your daddy after 10 days....yay! We had dinner and more cake, bath, a movie and wrestling....all with daddy!
sadly it was once piece of cake too many....that combined with all the excitement and wrestling led to a pukie boy that night....but much better today.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Scott's day special and to those of you just sent sweet wishes and thought of him that day. As much as I feel like I should have thrown him a big bash I know he had a fun day and this year with daddy's work schedule and Owen's arrival right around the corner this was the perfect type of celebration.
Scott went to his he pediatrician today and checked out great! 31 lbs and 35 inches! A few more 2 year old details: he still loves animals of all kinds and especially dinosaurs (duh!). He loves reading and curious george. He likes practicing his letters and numbers, although sometimes he is confused as to which are numbers and which are letters. He can count to 14 all on his own! We are working on colors but currently everything is pink! But he can tell the difference between all types of dinosaurs (we are talking ankylosaurus, ornithomimus and velociraptor people) so I guess colors will come in due time.
Scott is smart and funny and interesting and inquisitive and I can't wait to see how my sweet 2 year old continues to grow and become a big brother! Love you mr. munch!