Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally a proper celebration

Sunday we finally got to celebrate Zane's 2nd birthday properly. Here are the highlights... Blowing out the candles...

The cake that I baked while suppressing a migraine the night before.
Cupcakes for the kiddos...

Two of my lovelies meeting for the first time...
Baby Cooper & little Brode hanging out and having fun.
Sugarbutt dispensing some cupcake love to James Neil...
Taylor REALLY enjoyed that cupcake. *note the icing on her mama's arm.
Enjoying his newly rebuilt playground...
Getting kisses blown from nanny...
Daddy playing peek-a-boo...
Giving mama some birthday love...
My sweet sugarbutt and the Whitty boys...so glad to have them back from TX.

And this sweet face was right after he saw his "big" present from grandma & grandpa...his new bike!
Pinata action as Claire pulls the winning string...

Then there was the hayride (minus the hay). We piled everyone up on the trailer pulled by paw paw's tracker and headed out around the neighborhood. Zane parked his bike up front and lead the way.
James seemed like he enjoyed the ride as he sat back and munched on his "magical chex mix" (at least his mama says it's magical). Oh and sugarbutt, I can't take the photo credit (obviously)...Thanks Rita for this wonderful shot!

Doesn't this just look like a screenshot from the Duke's of Hazard?! I keep waiting for the narrator's voice to come over and talk about what those Duke boys are up to this time! LOL!

Here we are riding off into the sunset. I love this one.
We forgot the balloons until after the party but by did Zane have fun popping each and every one of them in the front yard! What a perfect end to a perfect day.

We had a great turnout despite some family being out of town and various other obligations. The weather was just beautiful and the sun was just perfect for pictures. So after 24 balloons, 12 cupcakes, 8 goodie bags, 1 big homemade cake a hayride (minus the hay) and countless gifts, the birthday boy (and his mama) can finally rest knowing he has celebrated his birthday.

Thanks to all that came, you made it a great day! Sorry I didn't get pics of everyone, playing host AND photographer has it's downfalls you know!

2 comments:

LindseYaYa said...

Wow! Your pics came out so well!!! You'd never know you were working the crowd, locating spoons, tending the elderly relatives, AND snapping timely pics at the same time! We had a great time. Yes, the chex mix rocked my socks. I have to say, with all the pre-party drama with the natural disasters and all, what a perfect party. Good job! *And I don't look nearly as bad as I feel--- come, let me kiss you.

random moments said...

Oh I adore the "pic of the day" when Zane saw his big boy bike! That's little smile is priceless.

Had a good time watching all the kiddos. Maybe one day we'll have a kiddo to throw into the mix. :)