Thursday, November 8, 2007

Birthday Fun

Isaac was SO excited to have a birthday. He kept saying "on Saturday is my birthday" and "I want to have a birthday," and other such wishes were expressed.Here he is, saying something like "I love birthdays!" We were just waiting for the guests to arrive. In the background you can see part of Jared's masterpiece: the burning building.He was very glad to wear his firetruck shirt, since that was the theme of the party. Still waiting. Fortunately, Isaac's cousin Tanner came early, so we had some fun before the festivities began.
Dallin is Isaac's friend from church. He and Laurel were the only ones on time; but that's my family! Once they all arrived we played games like "pin the dog on the firetruck" and "throw the fireman (a.k.a., bean bag) into the burning building." We had thought that to get those bean bags in any of the "windows" would be next to impossible, but soon my Mom, Corky, Bobbie and Jared proved everyone wrong.Mom was pretty excited when she got it in. No one else had managed yet.

Ah, yes, the cake. Our sweet friend made this amazing cake and I had the privilege of decorating it. My first. Those dang gels are harder than they look to squeeze uniformly. But I must say, my favorite part was making the firemen point their hoses at the candle.

And then there were presents, presents and more presents. Take a look at this loot! Even Isaac looks overwhelmed (of course, that was taken right after his nap).

With the exception of phonecalls and accommodating early leavers (and, oops, forgot the ice cream!), we quite enjoyed ourselves.

When it was over, we just relaxed, watched "Jungle Book" (which, sorry to say folks, is Isaac's FAVORITE present...who would have thought?), and hung out. Oh! And went outside to ride the new awesome bike from Bobbie & Ashton! Aren't these firetruck PJs the greatest? We love them! He was overwhelmed by the amount of "fire" stuff. Awesome!
This is my little fire-loving boy and me reading some of his new books together on the evening of his second birthday. Life is sweet, isn't it?


Laura said...

It looks like you had a great birthday party-how fun it must be to have your child actually be excited about the presents and not just the wrapping paper!

Trace Gibson said...

It was so so fun...sorry to be one of the late-comers AND early-leavers...I'm getting terrible, aren't I? I'm stealing a few pics from you. I've got some I need to post on my HUGELY neglected blog. I'll get better, I promise!