Benjamin's birthday party was filled with lots of cars, watermelon, presents, and family.
Here is my family of 3 (kind of 4).
This was as good as we could get - our birthday boy wanted to party.
Benjamin made sure all his cars were out to participate in the festivities.
Taking his BFF on a ride.
Other party guests.
When it came time for opening presents Benjamin did not want to stop playing.
Happy birthday! :)
He got over it fast once he saw his new piano from Tula and Pop.
Rett and Ashley
It is always fun to see the progression of his growth over the year through pictures. Time sure does fly!
Enjoying an entire watermelon with Tula.
The Car Cake.
I have loved making his birthday cakes so far. My mom always made our cakes and I have so many fun memories of seeing them for the first time.
Benjamin had a great reaction... melt my heart.
He was clearly over the pictures and wanted some cake.
After a quick wardrobe change, Benjamin played outside before his guests left.
Living the dream. :)
That Tuesday (of his birthday week) his school had Donuts with Dads. Benjamin LOVED showing up to school only to see his Daddy in the parking lot. How cute are they!?
On his actual birthday he woke up and ate a yummy "2" themed breakfast. It is hard to believe this was our last birthday breakfast with just us two. :(
After breakfast we met up with Tula, Aunt Amanda, Luke, and Audrey at a local park. It had a huge train, a tiny village for the kids to play in, and a Texas shaped maze - the perfect place to celebrate our little two year old.
Benjamin loved playing on the train and acting like he was driving it.
The kids ran aimlessly for a good 30 minutes in the maze. Ben was in heaven!
Luke is a huge talker and we thought it would be funny to see how long he could go without talking. I think he lasted 12 seconds.
Here his mama and him are playing the quite game. Matching outfits = so cute.
After lots of playing we headed to Benjamin's favorite restaurant...
After an adult sized fry (I have to cut him off - he loves a good waffle fry), ice cream, and milk he was ready for a LONG nap.
To top the birthday week off we had Luke and Audrey over for a slumber party. (Amanda and Brian enjoyed a night at home with some friends. We rotate once a month with the slumber parties.)
The kids enjoyed a wagon ride and walk to the park. Luke quizzed Uncle Will on everything Army the entire time. He is very into soldiers these days.
Some train time.
Audrey helped me make a home made dinner of crescent rolls and hot dogs. :)
Reading time with Uncle Will.
After dinner we hosed the ketchup off the kids in the tub. Lots of activity... if only this picture had noise.
The next morning we were all up with the sun. Benjamin loved having his besties over!
I know Benjamin had a great birthday week and felt super loved!! I can't wait to see what the third year of his life will bring...