Holden officially turned two on Monday, but we celebrated over the weekend since my parents were in town. I mentioned before that I decided against throwing him a birthday party this year and although I missed planning all of the little details that come with a party, it was nice to actually enjoy nothing but my birthday boy.
I still keep in touch our wedding cake baker and I decided last minute to see if she could bake a birthday cake. I'm not even a cake person, but her cakes are the best so I will happily pay her to make a cake whenever she is willing! Like Brantley, Holden adores sports, balls, and everything related, but he's also developed a love of Lightning McQueen (mainly from a pair of hand-me-down Lightning pajamas) so I decided on a Cars-themed cake. It turned out adorable and I'm still enjoying the leftovers. ;)
We didn't go overboard with gifts. We got him some of those Melissa & Doug puzzles, a CamelBak, the alarm clock, and the PBK adirondack chair. I'm kicking myself for ordering a yellow chair, as it's a little too John Deere / 7up / Green Bay Packers next to Brantley's green one. And since the box is long gone, there is no exchanging it for another color. :(
After dinner, we lit two candles on Holden's cake, and to my surprise, he knew exactly what to do. He blew them out in one puff and he didn't even stick his hand in the flame like he did last year. #success
We didn't do much celebrating on Holden's actual birthday since it was a weekday and all. However, perhaps the most exciting thing that happened was Holden's attempt to use the potty! It was completely out of the blue, after Craig made some comment about him "learning to use the potty first." Well, he marched right into the bathroom and made reference of wanting to sit on it! I wish I had a picture because he seemed so proud, despite not actually going to the bathroom.
It was a really low key, but lovely birthday weekend for the little dude.
Happy second birthday to my second born - a mostly sweet, sometimes feisty, always opinionated, smart, blue-eyed mana's boy!