Will turned two on our Hawaii trip. It felt like a bit of an afterthought because we didn’t even have him blow out a candle that day. (I know I am a bad mom.) I am pretty sure he didn’t notice. Needless to say we didn’t bring presents over with us, we had enough luggage.
At least I had the presence of mind to plan his birthday party before we left. As I was getting the invitations ready I realized that he has only a couple of friends his age. Most of this friends are actually Jack’s friends – the life of a 2nd child.
Second birthdays are hard ones to plan. They aren’t as exciting as the first birthday and they are still to young for party games or to have an opinion. So what do you do, have a few people over dinner and let the kids play while the parents watched basketball.
The Saturday after we got back was his party. Unfortunately it also coincided with the beginning of spring break for a few people (not ours), so it was a small party, but again I don’t think he noticed. Not wanting his party to feel like a complete afterthought I made a memorable cake and yes it did have candles.
The kids had a great time, playing and watching a movie. Will got his favorite dinner, or at least the one he keeps asking for, pizza. After cake he got to open his presents, including a cycle (a balance bike) from Grandma and Grandfather and a T-ball set from us.
If you ask him how old he is he will tell you 2. And then when you ask him how many fingers that is he holds up 2 fingers, but it is 1 from each hand.
So Happy 2nd Birthday Will! Can’t believe you are already 2.