...The food Table...
We had a Re-Fuel area....full of wonderful and yummy things to fill your "engines" :)
The Dirt Cups were a hit...with both the kids and adults!!!
They fit my theme quite nicely...so dirt cups it was:)
The kids had a good time.
Last year I had all his guests sign a baseball for him to keep as a special memory! This year it was a bright yellow HARD HAT. Something special to remember the day!
He felt pretty neat wearing it around the rest of the night.
I can't believe I have a Birthday Boy:)
It seems like yesterday I was planning his 1st B-day party and my baby was turning ONE...now he's 2! I can't say I'm ready for it....but there's not much I can do:)
My goal was a Dump Truck Cake. The dump truck I purchased was huge...therefore, it took my sister and I a few hours to construct and finally FILL it completely:)
It was REALLY good...can I say that???
It wasn't hard to make something look like a pile of dirt....but man was it wonderful tastin:)
Anything that consists of: One Layer of Chocolate Cake, One Layer of Chocolate Fudge Frosting, One Layer of Chocolate Cake, One Layer of Chocolate Fudge Frosting, One Layer of Crumpled Fudge Brownies, One Pacakge Crushed Oreos, Sprinkled with Brown Sugar and topped with gummy worms!
I am totally Serious. We are still picking at it days later...YUM.
"Happy Birthday to you"
and waiting to blow out the candles:)
Jaxson grinned the whole time we were singing to him...and of course helped himself to a gummy worm while he listened. I also created a little (green frosting grass, oreos, brown sugar and gummy worm) WORK SITE to have the dump truck climbing on top of!
It turned out pretty fun.
We topped it off by CONSTRUCTING our own Ice-Cream Sundae's.
Clever, clever I tell ya! Ha ha.
(yes I made all of these signs by hand..don't make fun)
I also found the cutest tools and tool belts at Target. You can't beat the dollar spot...I love it! I also found the cutest little orange aprons at Home Depot.
Jaxson LOVED wearing his whole get-up.
Jaxson also helped me put together darling little goodie bags for his friends. They were filled with bubbles, candy and thanked everyone for coming!
"Thanks for coming...we had Truck-Loads of fun!"
After Cake and Ice-Cream we opened gifts! He was spoiled and was on cloud 9 for the entire day. He took a 3 hour nap and was exhausted for the 2 days following! He had a blast...and keeps talking about his "PARTY" and "BALLOONS". I was overwhelmed with how kind people were. Thanks to all those who came and brought him such nice gifts. He was super excited...and we have been busy (jarom has been busy) putting them all together.
I am so glad he felt special....and knows that I did it all for him.
(little people airplane...LOVES LOVES LOVES airplanes right now)
...His new Bike...
He thinks it's a four-wheeler....which is kind of cute.
...Construction Set from Uncle Zenock...
Guitar from Aunt Brittany and Uncle Bryce
FISH TANK and 2 NEMO FISH from Aunt Kayla:)
...a dump truck and backhoe...
...Radio Flyer Scooter from nanny...
...a FEW soccer balls....
He LOVES LOVES balls:)
...a huge playdoh set....
that we HAD TO play with because he was SO excited
We then let him release each and every one of his 30 balloons into the sky.
It took 20 minutes for him to release them ONE by ONE....but I think (actually--I KNOW) that was his favorite part of the day!
It was a success:)
This below picture is what you call the AFTERMATH
He looks like a complete orphan and has chocolate cake and possibly a bit of leftover dirtcup on his face. He had a blast...so my mission was accomplished.
We were so appreciative to everyone for coming...and for helping us celebrate! We are so grateful that Jax is such a loved little guy....and that we have so much love and support that surrounds us. Over 40 people came by to see us and
I am looking forward to this year with a 2 year old!!!
I am trying to get over the "EMOTION" and embrace that I have a 2 year old:) I am looking forward to what this year brings us...potty training, talking, independence...the works!
Thanks again to all those who came.
I hope next years B-day doesn't come as quickly as this one did...I'm tired:)