25 May 2009

Birthday Weekend

I honestly cannot believe that James is now a TWOYEAROLD! It seems like I was just announcing his arrival and we were all getting used to being a family of four. Now I can't imagine life without him! Here are some fun facts about our little mister:

  • He says "da-do" (thank you) all of the time! He doesn't say much else because he doesn't have to... he has us all trained and I'm pretty sure that's what he thinks big sisters are for!

  • He rarely goes anywhere (including bed) without his baseball cap! Although, he did trade in the paci in exchange for being able to sleep in his hat and as far as I'm concerned, breaking that habit can be left up to his wife. He is holding a sucker in this picture because I exchanged it for his hat for long enough to take a picture!

  • He loves to play pretend.... especially loves to pretend to be a puppy or a cat. It is way too funny when he gets down, crawls around barking and then licks your leg...okay, that's not funny its kinda nasty but still very cute!

  • His favorite cartoons are Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Handy Manny.

  • His favorite foods are mixed nuts, corn on the cob, popcorn, and broccoli.

  • He is a fun kid to cook for.... almost everything he takes a bite of is followed by "yummm"

  • He loves to play trains, cars, and any sports although sometimes he mixes up the terminology. Today he was hitting a baseball off of a tee and kept screaming "touchdown"!

I know for most it was a Memorial Day holiday but this weekend, at our house, was all about our youngest family member turning TWO! Birthdays are a big deal at our house and fun is always had by all. This weekend was no exception. For James' "Birthday Eve" we loaded up and headed out for an afternoon of fun at Six Flags. It was great because the park was not crowded at all. There was a slight threat of rain but the weather turned out to be perfect and we had a great time. We even splurged and had "eeee-zzzzzza" (pizza) at the park for dinner.

Sunday, for James' actual birthday we celebrated again. First we took donut holes with sprinkles on them to his Sunday School class. Then after church and naps our friends from down the street came over and we had the ice cream cone cup cakes that Kirstyn had made for her bubby.

Our Healthier Cake Recipe: Devil's Food Cake Mix + Can of Pumpkin + 1/2 cup H20 (your welcome.)

Today we went as a family to the local Movie Tavern for lunch and a movie. This was James' first time to go to a movie theater. He did great! It helps that at this movie theater you also eat lunch while watching the movie. We saw and enjoyed Night at the Museum 2. James really liked the dinosaur bones that acted like a puppy. He would laugh and hang his tongue out. Funny. Then, after naps today we turned on the sprinkler in the back yard and had a great time splashing.

All in all it was a great weekend and I couldn't be prouder of my darling little boy that is not so little anymore...



Cheryl said...

Happy birthday!!!
I was wondering how that movie was! Good to hear he liked it, I may take Cole to see it
Sprinklers are the best!!!!

Unknown said...

Awwww, he's such a cutie! Glad he had a great birthday weekend celebrating with his family!

Kati said...

Ahh! They grow up sooo fast! Happy Birthday to him!!!

Christina said...

What a great weekend all about a great little boy!!!

Jaimee said...

Oh my, what a fun weekend! James sounds like such a sweet boy! Caden does the "yummm" after many things he eats and Cole has even started doing that - I love it, so cute, right?

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

What a great weekend, I kinda wish I had been a member of your family so I could enjoy it too :)

Happy Birthday James!

Ps did he turn two and suddenly look so grown up or is it just me? What a handsome young man!

Sab said...

He's adorable! Happy Birthday James!

Dawn Mabry said...

Where are you? Maybe you are out of town. A week without a "Normal to Natalie" blog just isn't a week. I hope you are doing o.k.