My favorite part was the cake. This is where I usually stress the most, but I found this simple yet adorable idea on Pinterest and it was perfect.
I justify its simplicity with the fact that I still went to the effort of making it from scratch. Homemade banana cake (Dude's choice) and chocolate butter cream frosting. It was heavenly.
A few weeks back, the kids and I hit the "big" dollar store, and found some great, inexpensive decorations.
Dude got some fun new toys, but seriously, they ALL make noise. Don't these people know we're going to have a newborn in the house soon? Needless to say, some got tucked away for a rainy day ;)
Thanking Great Grandma Mary. Melts my heart.
Teamwork. Sister was just as excited for the new toys as he was.
While I am in charge of the invites, cake, and decorations, Nick is in charge of the food. This year we accepted the offers for help with a few side dishes, and Nick made a triple batch of homemade broccoli cheese soup. It was a hit.
And then of course, every one's favorite part. Cake. And singing.
Doodey smiled the whole time and kept looking around at everyone. He couldn't believe we were all there, singing just for him.
He got one candle out, then kept trying and trying for the others. Sissy stepped in to help, and together they knocked those bad boys out.
Thanks to all our family and friends who helped us celebrate two years with this sweet little man. He surely felt the love.