Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hayden is Two

I had long since decided that I wanted to get Hayden a little red wagon for his second birthday. So I decided to make that the theme. We had some pics taken with him in it, but I haven't gotten them back yet, so for now, this is the best I can do. He really likes it, but it is really more for summer when he is a little older cause right now he likes to stand in it and while taking our pics Tim had to save him from a concrete nose dive that could have been REAL ugly.

I started by sending out these invites. They went out just a little over a week before the party, sad, I know. That is what happens when your child is born so close after the holidays. I had cut all the pieces back before Thanksgiving for that very reason, but assembly didn't happen as soon as I had hoped.

I made so simple centerpieces/favor holders. I did the same for his first birthday and it made things so much easier.

There isn't a lot of things that fit in these little tubes. Since it was wagon, I was thinking childhood fun, old fashioned. So, in the bottom is a piece of sidewalk chalk, then candy buttons, and a candy stick, i got those two items from cracker barrel. I thought the bubbles would fit in the tube, but it didn't so I tied it on, as well as some chocolate covered rice krispies cut into an H and 2, and a tag that says: thanks for coming to my birthday party love, Hayden.

I saw this cake once on the internet about a year ago and said that is for sure the one I want to do. So when time came to look at it again....I couldn't find it ANYWHERE! I gooogled, and googled, and googled some more. I have no clue where it was or where it went. So from memory it was. I did read the comments on it thank goodness. So I remebered it said for handle and wheels to use tiny cupcakes, glad I remebered cause that made all the difference. It looks a little rough, but I have no formal cake experience, so I was pretty happy with it. It also tasted really good, so, smiles all around.

We were very excited to have our "Special Guest" come and entertain us!! It just so happen that Tricky Ricky was coming to preach at our church that Sunday. We Love Bro. Ricky, he is like a part of our family. He is so funny, and nice, and has enough stories to talk for at least 3 weeks straight :) You laugh, you cry, your inspired, and heartbroken. He is really amazing. Hayden crawled right up next to him to sit.

He started out by giving everyone "Big Buck" Hope the kids don't spend it all in one place :)

Then performed a few tricks for us. See the empty container....

this one is empty too.......

then, he pulled out this monkey!!!! Amazing:) The adults were just as entertained as the kids. This thing is funny cause you take away its banana and it kicks and cries.

Then he drew some cars on a napkin and lit them on fire!! Put the top on the container and BAM!! They came to life! He gave them to Hayden for his birthday, along with the monkey.

Hayden got some awesome gifts. We have the most wonderful friends and family, I don't know how we got so blessed! Hayden was just as excited about the cards, ha ha. Just look at that expression :)

And we have decided to promote very early literacy.

I won't bore you with 15 pics of us opening gifts, ha ha. We sang happy birthday, he (with quite a bit of help) blew out the candles and we all had cake. Happy Birthday to my little boy, I can't believe how big you are getting. We love you so much. I hope you enjoyed this birthday, because next year mommy may not be feeling up to a big shindig, if you know what I mean ;) ;)