Birthday!!!

Our baby turned TWO this week! We’re having a party with family and friends this weekend, but we still wanted to do something special for him on his actual birthday.  I’m still a relatively new to this, so I tried out my “crafty mom” skills.

I’ve often seen kids wearing super cute, specialized birthday shirts.  However, we’re not exactly that kind of family…we like to keep things relatively simple.  I did want my big boy to wear something special that day, so here’s what I did.

Iron-on Art. This was the easiest project…but of course I found it a little difficult! lol I know the directions are on the back of the packaging, but I STILL had to consult YouTube to be sure.  I think I thought I should be able to iron over the whole thing and the number would just stick on…but of course, I had to peel it off first. Don’t ask. I tend to over-complicate things sometimes.

The night before his birthday, I prepped snacks to take to his weekly Story Time group.  Since I don’t know what other parents allow their kids to have, and I wanted to make sure everyone could have a snack, I brought a variety of items.

  • Individual Packs of Goldfish Crackers
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Iced Sugar Cookies
  • Bottled Water (8oz)

Once again, I wanted to be the fun, crafty mom…so I started decorating the oranges.

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Yes, that’s a tiger! Thanks, Pinterest!

Here’s the thing though…these are the only two I decorated! *face palm*  I didn’t make it far for two reasons — 1. I wasn’t sure how others felt about Sharpie markers on their kid’s food.   2. I didn’t feel like taking that kind of time for a group of toddlers.  Hope you enjoyed the picture!

Next, after the kid was asleep, I blew up a few balloons and hung a “Happy Birthday” banner in the kitchen.  We tend to keep everything, so I had extra balloons and this banner from his 1st birthday. I quickly threw the balloons into his room (didn’t want to wake him), and he had a fun surprise when he woke up!

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Yall, my two-year-old honestly doesn’t need anything more than a few balloons to have a good time! Even still, we pried him away from the balloons to go to Story Time.

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After the library, we had lunch and went to the zoo!

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As you can see, we had a FULL day! Surprisingly, the boy still wasn’t tired after all that activity. He ended up watching his favorite movie, Black Panther, until it was time for bed.

Happy Birthday!!!

 

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