I'm a little late on this post~JPW's 2nd birthday was September 29th. We had his party at the YMCA Goodtimes Center. It was the perfect place for a party! This year, no BBQ lunch, just simple dips, cake and ice cream. I learned my lesson last year-less food+better location =less stress! I highly recommend the Goodtimes Center. You can just let the kids go and play! JPW had a blast! He crawled up the big slide all by himself and slide down it a million times. We had some what of an Elmo theme. Not Elmo overload :-) We had cute polka dot invitations and Cake Designs made his cake exactly like his invitations plus they added an Elmo on it. He'd been practicing blowing out his candles for weeks. If he ever comes to your house and there are candles be prepared he'll blow them out! He loves candles! He also absolutley LOVES Elmo! We had a precious Happy Birthday banner painted by my friend Christy! Isn't it precious! Instead of goodie bags we gave out "Dorothy" to all the kids. For those who don't watch Elmo, Dorothy is his goldfish. Yes, we gave away live goldfish along with a bag of fish food. The parents loved it! ha! And we took home 7 extra Dorothys who all passed away except for one. Our last Dorothy is holding on strong. We bought a fish tank and everything to house all our new friends. I hope all the other Dorothy(s) out there are still kickin! We opened all the wonderful gifts at home. There's no way we could have kept JPW still for 30 minutes to open all the gifts at the party. Can we say S-P-O-I-L-E-D! Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated JPW's 2nd Birthday!
I used to think Birthday were just parties but now I've realized that it truly is a celebration of his life and the two wonderful years the Lord has blessed us with him! Happy Birthday Stinker! Mommy and Daddy love you more than you'll ever know! Thank you Lord for our precious gift!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above" James 1:17