Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blake's Day of Celebration

Blake's birthday was a lot of fun for us. Blake was so happy all day, doing the happy dance and just laughing all day. He woke up to our living room full of balloons. These were a huge hit, he was so happy to play with them. They have now lasted a couple days and they still make him so happy. I then made pancakes and chocolate chip muffins, which he kinda ate. Later in the morning Blake finger painted. He enjoyed himself but he wasn't too fond of getting his whole hand in the paint, just his fingers. Towards nap time, Blake picked out a movie to watch and got to eat his favorite: popcorn and chocolate kisses. I think he was wondering why he was getting so much of everything that he loves. After his nap time we played until grandma Norby and great grandma Skinner came over. Joe came home soon after and Blake got to open his presents. Small note, I now know how to torture my 2 year old, not let him open his presents for a long period of time. 
We went to Red Robbin for dinner because Blake loves french fries. It was a good dinner, he actually ate quite a few fries. We then came home and just played with all his new cars that grandma bought him. We had such a fun day and Blake can't get enough of his new toys. 
Blake with his balloons. Who knew that something so simple could bring so much joy to a little boy.  Blake finger painting. You can tell from this picture he only used his fingers.  Opening up all his cars from grandma. He LOVES cars and balls, so this was a huge hit with Blake. He now will not go anywhere without some of his cars.  Giving grandma a kiss.  Eating his beloved fries. He also received his own soda which made him so happy. 
This was Blake's last birthday as an only child, we tried very hard to make it special for him. From now on it may not only be all about him. It was fun to let Blake do all that he loves and to make him so happy. I hope I can do this every year with each of our children. 

7 comments:

Jenny and Kevin said...

It looks like he had so much fun! You guys are such great parents. I would have never thought of the balloons! Might have to steal that idea.

Kerstin said...

It sounds like Blake had a great Birthday! It is so fun when they are this age because they get so excited.

thegatewoodfamily said...

You did such a good job of spoiling your little boy on his birthday. Your a good mom. Heck who wouldn't love their own basket of french fries and their own soda?! He is one lucky little boy.

Kelly Shoroye said...

Happy Birthday Blake! Sounds like so much fun! What a cutie!!!

Ryan and Kelli said...

So cute! I love Blake's faces and expressions! Looks like you had a great time! We miss you and hope all is well!

H&S said...

Happy Birthday Blake! He is getting cuter by the day!!! I can't believe what a big boy he is-I remember you giving a lesson in YW and revealing the sex to everyone :)

Aubrey Norby said...

What a cutie! Happy Birthday big boy Blake!