Yesterday was a momentous one-- not because it was Mother's Day, but because Big turned two! We decided to spend the day celebrating Big, with plans to make up my Mother's Day at a later date (I hope!).
It was a long day of waiting for Big. He kept walking over to the presents and saying, "Can I open my presents now, please? I need my presents now. Please?" Finally, after the guests had arrived and we had eaten dinner, it was time to open gifts.
Big was hilarious when he was opening his presents-- there was one present in particular, a much bigger present than the rest, that he had his eye on-- so he rushed through his gifts, saying a quick 'thank you' when appropriate and tossing the cards aside all together. When he had opened all of his gifts but the last big one we tried once more to convince him to open his cards, but he just pushed the cards aside again and said (while eyeing the big gift), "No. I need more." When no one moved quickly enough to suit him, he shoved everything off his lap and hurried to get up, saying, "I'll get it. I'll get it!" It was hilarious. Why is greed so cute in a 2 year old?
We made Big wait to open the largest gift until last because of what was contained within. It was a bubble mower. Big is a huge fan of lawn mowers and of bubbles. Needless to say, the desired reaction was achieved-- getting him away from the gift to blow out his candles was a bit of a task, and he abandoned the cake immediately afterward to return to his toy. But, who wouldn't?
Big is a ball addict, so for his cake I made half of both a basketball and a #2 billiard ball (because he's 2, of course). Here's a picture of the 2 part cake:
Big did a great job blowing the candles out.
Today, I took the boys outside so Big could enjoy his bubble mower with its full bubble effect. He mowed...
In the middle of it all, however, he managed to find a few moments to spread some dandelion love around the neighborhood. Such a giver.
Happy Birthday, Big! We love you!