Monday, August 10, 2009
Photo Captions: I'm loving how cute Tyler looks in his goggles and wish the wind hadn't blown out the candles as I am sure he would have kept blowing forever and it was so cute. I love seeing the other kids in action...you can see those puckered up lips of those who so dearly want to blow out that candle. I am commiting Tyler's smiley face to my photographic memory after he thinks he is successful at blowing out the candle and claps so proudly at this great accomplishment.
So we had to back track a little. On the day of the scheduled party severe weather threatened and we decided to postpone the party for a day. We had to make quite a few phone calls and regretfully ended up missing some of the players b/c they had previously made other plans. (Thanks for help making calls Ellen.)
Sunday was a hot, humid, sunny day and as we pulled up to the park we knew we were in big trouble as the pavilion was already staked out by another family. We considered a few other options and decided to just set up under the trees and to make due. (I didn't really want to make due, but I wiped away my teary eyes and surrendered to the "it is what it is" mentality.)
I am so relieved that the party turned out nice. The food and games were good and the company was perfect. We handed out swim goggles, sailboats, squirtguns, and waterballoons and they sure were a hit. Tyler really liked the fishing game that we played out of water cooler. It was really handy for filling squirt guns too. Some of the kids went swimming too and I found a surprise in Tyler's diaper. Yuck!
At the end of the day everyone was damp and disheveled. I dove into the lake too. It took a while to pack up the mess, to unpack the mess, and to put everything away. But it turned out to be an enjoyable day. Tyler went to bed for the night early 'cuz he didn't get a nap. (Jim remembered that on Ryan's 2nd birthday, there was no nap..and he fell asleep in Uncle Len's arms just before the ball fell:)
Can't believe my little guy is "2". Two is one of the few words that Ty is speaking and he spits it out so confident. I love to see him try to hold up two fingers on one hand. He gets frustrated and holds up the pointer finger on each hand. Cute.
Looking forward to meeting up with cousins that couldn't make the party, they were surely missed. For now, we're looking forward to the not-so-terrible-two's and hoping the upcoming year is two-riffic!