Happy You You

Aiden’s second birthday was spent in Kissimmee where after feeding the ducks (and more importantly to Aiden, the turtles) any and all bread we had left, we celebrated at the pool.  My dad made an excellent point when he said that Aiden will probably celebrate many a birthday this way given the time of year and the love he seems to have for the water already.



After naps, we headed to Downtown Disney to eat at Rainforest Cafe for dinner where all grandparents were present and accounted for.  It was certainly a nice treat for my special little boy who just happens to love all things animals and grandparents.  Getting  from the car to the restaurant was a treat in itself and like most new experiences at this age, it was such a joy to watch it unfold.

Excited to see Buzz  ...and Mr. Potato Head


 Nama and Aiden on safari   Pop and Mema


Everybody sans Nama

And as if this wasn’t enough celebration for one boy, we had a pool  party in our backyard (again, probably not the last) the following weekend.  It was hot, but I don’t think the kids felt a thing (even if a few parents might have been cursing my name).  And while a party planner, I am not, a few kids cried when they had to leave which I took as the ultimate form of flattery (while their parents continued to curse my name).

 The setup

Best Buddies - Reese and Sunny

The only thing that got Aiden away from the festivities for 2 hours straight (despite his lack of nap and a several hour trip to the neighborhood pool earlier that day) was the cake.  I was really happy with how this cupcake cake turned out.  It was purchased at Wal-mart bakery and far exceeded my expectation in both price ($28) and quality (pretty, easy to serve, AND delicious).  And to think I seriously considered trying to make it myself.

2!  In yellow because the boy likes yellow.

Some would say that a cake shaped like a 2, doesn’t also need a candle shaped like a 2.  And to them I would say “suck it”.

Do I sense a coma coming on?
If the cake isn’t all over your face, you’re not doing it right.

The first time we sang The Birthday Song to Aiden this year (which he sings “Happy you you”) was at the condo on vacation.  When we finished, he cried (but in fairness he had just woken up and we were likely sparing no expense or volume).  However, by this party, despite all these people singing for him…

…he just looked up and said “again”.  And since I neglected to light the candle before we started singing, I encouraged everyone to sing it again (“You heard him people.  Again!”) while we got the thing lit.  That night when he passed out for the day around 6pm, I made sure to tell him what a lucky boy he is to have such wonderful friends and family…because not everybody gets the birthday song twice in one party.


One Response to “Happy You You”

  1. Ayana Says:

    Your backyard is so awesome! I am super jealous.

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