Happy Birthday To Our Terrific Two Year Olds!!!!
Happy birthday to everyone! Mama's too! It's amazing that it has been 2 years since our precious babies were born!
: 2! Hardly saw that coming!
Tenzin had an amazing birthday week- it's still going! We had our Japanese party last weekend. It turned out better than I could have imagined actually. We made heaps of sushi, had Japanese snacks and bubble milk tea for the parents. We had 10 kids and their parents here, which I thought was a lot, but worked great. We had a train whistle and blew it and said a train was coming. then the train cake came out. We made a Japanese speed train cake (see pics on my blog) funny. I made the kids cake a sugar and allergy free vegan carrot cake, and the adults a very delicious and unhealthy carrot cake. looked the same : ) The big hit was the giant bubbles in the yard. I think the secret to a good kids party is keeping it short. I learned that on the first one. I had it set for 1.5 hrs, but it ended up being almost 2 when everyone was gone, which worked well. Tenzin got WAY too many gifts for his birthday- but everyone was respectful of our no plastic toy wish. He got a wagon and one of those really cool wooden bikes that doesn't have petals. He can petal, so it seemed weird to get one without. This one is for balance though. FUN! a wooden firetruck, helicopter, balance board (in lieu of a skateboard, which is what he asked for!) The list goes on. Thank goodness we have a preschool, and entire floor dedicated to children's things or I may start to feel that our house is inundated with toys. WHEW!
We also went to the zoo/aquarium on his birthday which he loved.
Now we will have his Waldorf birthday at school next week, and yet another Aries party when his grandpa comes up. (3 generations of Aries boys!)
Tai and I both have divorced parents, so we end up with a lot of visitors (too many acutally!) and too many gifts. We had every intention of keeping it simple around gift giving- that's out the window. There is no stopping the grandparents!
Tenzin is weaned now. I cried. He is doing well, and dealing with it by using humor. He put a cup up to my nipple and made a "shhhhh" sound, like it was filling up the cup. Today at trader joes he put a sticker on each boob where my nipples are and laughed. He doesn't ask for milk anymore, and I weaned him on March 20th. I feel like it went pretty well. wasn't expecting that either.
OH! last night he slept in his bed until he woke up well rested at 7:30!
It was a gift to me!
I'm loving 2 already. He is so sweet, funny, and just amazing.
at night when he says his blessing he says
"Bless Mama, Bless Papa, Bless Ruby (his bunny) Bless baby Kai (his doll) Bless Hawk, Bless Owl, Bless stick......
He just comes up with this stuff- it's amazing. I let him go on and on blessing all the things he wants to. I can tell it's going to be an amazing year!
Kisses to all the sweet 2 year olds,
2 Candles on your cake,
2 Kisses when you wake!
Tenzin LOVED getting 2 kisses in the morning!!!