Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Titus' 2nd Birthday!

Yesterday was the day we celebrated Titus being with us for 2 whole years! He has been such a joy and a blessing, and our lives are fuller and richer because of him : ) I, unfortunately, forgot to take any pictures, so there is no visual documentation to accompany this post. However, my wonderful mother-in-law came to spend the day with us, and she got some pictures of Titus opening presents and playing with them. So I may share those at a later date. This is just a recap of how we celebrated Titus turning 2.

We started the day with pancakes that had sprinkles added to them to make them special birthday pancakes ; )   While Titus was waiting for the pancakes to be ready, George and I gave him our birthday present, his own toy mailbox! Titus loves getting the mail from the real mailbox, and he was thrilled to have a mailbox all his own : )

After breakfast, Titus and I picked up his friend Claire and her mom Adrienne and we went to go see a $1 movie at the Regal Movie Theater. We wanted to see the movie Rio, but the movie theater hadn't gotten it in for some reason, so they were showing a different movie that Adrienne and I didn't think our kids would be able to sit through. So, after a quick change of plans, we headed to Monkey Joe's, which is a play place filled with different moon bounces and bouncy castles. Titus had a great time jumping on the bounces and going down the slides!  Then we went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch, because I had a coupon for a free meal for Titus on his birthday. We ate some chicken nuggets and waffle fries, and Titus and Claire played on the play place. : )

After I took Claire and Adrienne home, I put Titus down for a nap. George's mom was waiting at the house for us, so I spent some time talking with her while Titus was sleeping. I had to run an errand, and while I was out I decided to get a Mylar balloon for Titus from the dollar store. When I got home he was awake from his nap and was so happy with his balloon! It was a great source of entertainment for only a dollar.

Then it was time for Titus to open his gifts from Grammy (George's mom), and Aunt Sarah, Uncle James, and Andrew (George's sister, her husband, and their son). Grammy gave Titus an awesome flashlight and a canopy that could be draped over a folding table to create his own little tent. He played with them for the rest of the afternoon! Sarah, James, and Andrew gave Titus a fleece camouflage jacket, which is so fun because George hunts, so now Titus has camo just like daddy!

After Titus played with his new gifts for several hours, we had barbeque beef sandwiches for dinner and vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles for dessert. Titus loves to blow out candles, so that was a highlight of his day, blowing out the 2 candles in his cupcake : )

After dinner, we went to our church's VBS and the kids sang "Happy Birthday" to Titus! It was a great ending to a wonderful day.

I am so glad George's mom, Adrienne, and Claire were able to celebrate Titus' birthday with us. I think Titus had a really great day, I know I did!  Titus is learning so many new things and is such a happy, energetic two-year-old. He loves strawberries, tomatoes, animals, and music, among other things. He knows to pray before eating and will sometimes randomly interject "Praise God!" I have really enjoyed seeing his personality develop, and am so excited to see what the years to come will hold for our family. I am praying that he will love his new brother or sister and be a great older brother.

Happy Birthday Titus! You are a wonderful gift to us from God!

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