Honestly, after the kids turn one, subsequent birthdays don't usually phase me. But something about this one--with Jude losing his first tooth only a few weeks prior and the resulting ever-so-slight lisp, the current way his hair is sitting, his voice that I swear has deepened a few notches within the last month, all making him seem like this majorly big kid now--has me teary-eyed.
You have always been unanimously described by people who know you best as a sweetheart. You are good and kind and funny and endlessly curious. You are the absolute best big brother and I love, admire and adore you so very much.
Happy birthday, sweet, sweet boy!
On Saturday afternoon we had just a few little buddies over for a Lego party! The boys made their own Lego cars to race down a ramp Mr. Adam Mark Stevens is very proud to have made with his very own, very manly hands, had pizza for lunch, shot Nerf guns at some really fancy plastic cups, and finished with cake and presents! In between, the boys dug in the dirt, hit trees with random objects, shot Nerf pellets at each other--it was like herding the most well-trained group of cats and I love them all so much.
They and their enthusiasm stole my heart (every last one of them wore their Lego crowns with PRIDE) and if my pizza bill wouldn't quadruple in the process I'd honestly have them over every day.
Here are a bunch of photos from the party! Thanks to all who came and for all of your awesome gifts! (You all seriously have the coolest kids!)
Getting caught snacking before the guests arrive. She's not as startled as she looks. She really has no shame in being sneaky. #idowhatiwant
"Don't mind me, I've just got my own cars to race." Scout had no intentions of being left out at any time.
Just look at this handsome crew!
The only thing going through my mind was all the episodes of AFV we've watched with people walking with their lit cakes and falling on their faces. *please don't eat it please don't eat it*