Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Aiden!!!!

Our little man turned two on Friday so we had his birthday party this weekend. We just had it at our house this year with family and friends. It was a lot of fun.
Here's the family.
The sign I made.

My monkey cupcakes. We did an animal theme this year since Aiden LOVES animals.
This is his room after the kids got done playing. They pulled out just a few toys.
Some of the guest.....Audra and Aaden
This is what my sweet little nephew Bryce did the whole party! I guess he's not much of a party animal yet.
Getting ready to sing to Aiden.
Some more of the guests.
Aiden had to take a little break before going to open up gifts. Must be a rough life!
Holding up the Mickey 2 card! (Forgot to mention that I did color my hair. This is closer to my natural color, which is a dirty blonde. I just thought I'd do something different for the fall. And this will be easier to maintain.)
Holding Aiden while everyone sang to him. He's about to dive into that cupcake.
Licking the icing off the candles.
Reed showing him how to open gifts.
He was more interested in what was on the outside of the gift.
He got this really neat puzzle. Might be a little advanced for him now, but he loves looking at the picture.
Opening up one of the Razorback shirts my parents got him. Of course the boy has to have Razorback stuff for the football season coming up.
Madelyn and Aiden playing with another block puzzle he got.
Playing with a Cars book. BTW, his favorite movie right now is Cars so we did get him a lot of Cars things.
He got this really neat truck from Kristy and Paul. His buddy Carter is trying to figure it out.
He's loving tractors too so he got some John Deer tractors
His new bike from Mimi and Papa. He was so excited to ride it.
You can kind of see in this picture that Aiden's shirt has an elephant on it. He has been obsessed with elephants for a while now. They are definitely his favorite animal so it only seemed appropriate that he wore an elephant shirt for his birthday.
We had out this beautiful ark we got in Guatemala.
And his giraffe we got in Guatemala. His Gigi and Pops got him this. I'm going to have to do a separate post on all the cool toys we got in Guatemala. They were all so neat.
We had such a wonderful party, but even more it was fun to celebrate Aiden turning 2. It seriously seems like just yesterday we had his one year old party. Aiden has brought SO much joy to our lives. We feel so privileged that God chose us to be his parents. What an honor. I love being with him every day and just getting to see all that he is doing. He is talking like crazy now and is always doing something that makes us laugh. I seriously think just in the past week he has been doing things that make me laugh so hard I cry. I will be putting his 2 year pictures up next and I'll let you know all he's saying. It's so cute. We love you so much little man.


Ron & Margie said...

These pics and comments were the next best thing to being there! Thanks for doing such a good job at keeping us informed. Looks like it was a GREAT party! I am so proud of our little man! What joy he brings into our lives!!! Oh, how I love these GRANDS!!!

Corbin said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jeremy and Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Aiden! Julie, it looks like you guys had a great party. Your monkey cupcakes were precious. I love the Noah's ark and the giraffe from Guatemala - very special. Looks like you all are doing great. Can you believe our boys are getting so big?


Julee Turner said...

Hey Julie... Thanks for checking out my blog! I got the shirts at the Hog store at the NWA mall here in Fayetteville. There are many places up here to get cute shirts so anytime you are up this way you should stock up! :) Happy Birthday Aiden!! :)

Shanna said...

Aww, those cupcakes are adorable! Happy bday Aiden!

Laura said...

Aww! I just found your blog from Shanna's blog and wanted to say "hello"!! I can't believe Aiden is 2!! Seems like yesterday that Shanna told me you were pregnant! Hope you are doing well!!


Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Those cupcakes are the cutest thing ever!! great job!

Meredith said...

Happy belated birthday Aidan!!

My dad brought back an Ark set that looks just like that from his mission trip in Guatemala. The boys love it!