Here are a few pics of the decorations I took before all of the food was set out. In case you are wondering, people had a lot more to choose from than cupcakes and ring pops! We also had a "hot dog bar" with a lot of fun fixings, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and a variety of delectable dips. After seeing the huge balloons that Erika at Urban Grace got for her daughter's birthday party, I had to track them down. I had planned on also using these for Keating's 2 year old photos, but it was way too cold and he fell and busted his lip... so much for photos with massive balloons.
stole borrowed her idea of using candy melts to make polka dots on the cake. (I have to give credit where credit is due, she is one creative lady) The cake was a boxed yellow cake with homemade almond buttercream frosting. YUM!
They were accompanied with lemon cupcakes and vanilla buttercream frosting.
Keating posing in his classic "cheese face." It is really quite hard to get him to make as normal face these days.
Much better. (If you ever want to know how much pregnancy weight you have gained, just have your photo taken... yikes!)
This was the first present that Keating pulled out of the bag when it was time to open gifts. He grabbed the shovel, hopped off the couch and ran to the back yard to start playing with it. Needless to say, he loved the gift and was ready to get to work in the yard! After I drug him back in, he got lots of great gifts that he also went crazy over. He wanted to start playing with each one as he opened it.
He had mastered how to sing himself "happy birthday" in the previous week so he was a pro when it was time to sing.
And even blew out the candle without spitting all over the cake!We were so happy that so many family and friends could be there to share in our man's 2nd birthday. He truly had a blast and was exhausted by the end of the day.