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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tyler's Birthday

Again, Happy Birthday Ty! I'm pretty sure if he cold articulate the feeling he would tell you his birthday was a great one.
It started off with Ty sleeping in (for probably the 2nd time in his life!) and his daddy having to wake him up so he could open presents before Daddy had to go to work. His favorite was the backhoe Kaitlyn picked out. That thing pretty much stayed within his reach or in his hand the entire day.

The elves of course had to get in on the action. They had helped us blow up a bunch of balloons and slip them in Ty's bedroom while he was sleeping.

I jumped right in on the decorating for the party and by the time Grandma showed up to take Katy to dance class it was done. When Ty saw Kaitlyn putting on her coat he grabbed his and we just couldn't disappoint him by leaving him home. So he got to go with Grandma to the building to help set up, and I got a precious few minutes alone to grab a shower and pick up balloons. I arrived at dance class not long before it started so we let Tyler stay and see what did for one song. Yeah, he's not ready for dance class yet. He just wants to jump and run around like he does when Katy turns on her music at home :) So he and I left the girls in peace to finish up class and went home to get the food ready for the party.

The kids party was great - it was a Dump Truck theme (Ty's favorite!). Everyone looked like they were having a lot of fun and things ran very smoothly. They painted cookies, had lunch and "dirt cake" and then had free play time for the rest of the party. It was perfect. (I have posted more details on my craft blog)

Naptime. Dinner. Then we were ready for cake with the grandparents. Tyler and Kate provided the entertainment for the night, and boy did they have us laughing! Typical two year old, we could hardly get Ty to quit playing with one toy long enough to open the next one to once again have to talk him into putting it aside for the next one. The hit of the night was the front loader from Oma Rhonda, which the kids had a fight over before the party was done (that wasn't the funny part).

Grandpa Dennis, Grandma Alene and Wyatt got Ty a brand new set of cowboy boots. You know Ty LOVES boots and he happily tried them on. Then jumped around to show us how they worked.

This was followed by a stick horse race. Kaitlyn had to bring her horse out to show Ty how his new one worked. It was hilarious seeing him try to find the right place on the ear to get it to whinny.

We ended the night with more dirt cake. MMMMM!


Thinknpinkmom said...

WOW!! The party sounds like so much fun!! :) :) I'm glad he had a wonderful birthday.

Thinknpinkmom said...

I read The Other Boleyn Girl, Twilight, I'm working on New Moon right now, so hopefully Santa will bring me the next two books in that series since I don't have them :) umm let me see...Kiss the Girls and Jack and Jill by James Patterson I know there are others but I can't think of the name, lol guess I'd have to look at my bookshelf. :) What kind of books do you like to read?

Audrey said...

What a cute party! I can't believe he is two.

Cheri said...

Looks like Ty had a great party! The Decorations look cute from what I can see in the pictures!