Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Bryce!

We celebrated Bryce's second birthday this weekend at Wheaton Regional Park. It's a big park with a merry-go-round and a mini train you can ride. Bryce's two favorite things right now are "neighs" and "choo-choos" so we thought it would be perfect. The only thing is, after playing hard at the park, eating lunch, opening presents, having cake, playing frisbee, catching a frog, and riding the merry-g0-round twice, by the time we made it to the "choo-choo".....





Bryce finally gets to ride the train and when it started he was so excited he started clapping and shouted, "yay! choo-choo!"


Bryce enjoying the view from the train....













Decided he wanted a little more comfort and sat on daddy's lap.








Just resting his head...








Going...
Going.....














Gone!










Birthday boy...all partied out! Once the birthday boy is asleep, time to go, the party is over. :)

He fell into a deep sleep in a matter of 5 minutes. I guess it's his party...he can sleep if he wants to. Hey, they should make a song like that...



We were blessed with nice weather (well, I guess that's relative...it was really hot and humid, but at least it wasn't raining) and had a great time. It was a perfect little family party with our little family, my mom (dad was at a conference), and my sister with her husband and four kids.



We are SO blessed to have our little Brycie. He constantly keeps us laughing and moving (he never sits still)! He is just so beautiful with his blonde hair and bright blue eyes and eyelashes that go on forever. He crinkles his little nose when he laughs or smiles big (I hear I do the same thing). He is for the most part an easy going kid who rarely cries unless he is really hurt, or his feelings are hurt. Other than "neighs" and "choo-choos" he loves popsicles, playing with his brother, cars, boats, airplanes and riding his three wheeled scooter. He's a coordinated little guy! He mostly loves to run and climb. Anywhere and on anything. He enjoys climbing on and jumping off beds, couches, and likes to pull everything out of the freezer and fridge and then say "uh-oh." He is speaking very well, and loves to sing. I love it when he says " I love you" and anything that has my name in it. He is a kid who likes to be barefoot and whenever we're in the cars asks, "shoes mommy?" asking if it's okay to take them off. He loves and needs his sheepie to sleep with along with his blankie (made by grandma Darrington), neigh -stuffed horse, stuffed pig, elmo, and his little "ee-oo" which is a beanie baby monkey that is a smaller version of Carters. There is barely enough room for Bryce in the crib! He has great manners at such a young age always saying "doo-doo mommy" (thank-you) when I serve him his meal or hand him a toy. He is such a joy to our family. He loves to sing and does a great "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" especially loud at the BEAM part. We sing him, "As I have loved you every time he goes to bed for nap/bedtime so he sings that as well. He loves "Wheels on the Bus" especially the people going 'bump, bump, bump' and the mommy saying 'shh...shhh...shhh." He likes a little rhyme about bees and a beehive. I'll have to record it and post it sometime. It's too cute. He can count to 11 or 12 now. He has been potty-training for about 4 months now and mostly goes poo in the toilet which is really nice for me (unless we're out in public, then I have a panic attack thinking on all the gross, disgusting things that are now on my sweet boys bum). I know I'm weird. Nicknames include: Brycie, B-man (daddy's nicck name) and za-boo-goo or za-boogie, boogie boy or just boogie for short. Yeah, I don't know why...:)

He always wants to be where Carter is and loves it when daddy comes home running to the door alongside Carter screaming excitedly "daddy!" And when anyone leaves, he stands by the window, opens it, waves and shouts "bye daddy!!!!" or whoever is leaving at the time.
















My attempt to make a "choo-choo" cake with "neighs" grazing in the field of sprinkles along side a "she-she" (sheepy).



"Weee...hun!" (fun)


Bryce opening the present Carter got him. He picked it out himself and even paid some of his money to help buy it. Sweet boy. I don't know who is more excited, Carter or Bryce! :)






Checking out the frog cousin Eliza caught























Frisbee Fun!
















Go neigh Go!







Hi mommy!












Party with the cousins!










I love being a mom to both my sweet boys. On Bryce's birthday, I just feel so grateful he is in our family and I get the priveledge of being his mother. Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

6 comments:

Stephanie B said...

Great cake, I love it! Looks like a great park!

Three Men and a Lady said...

Oh Please! I can't believe the great cake is coming from you...the professional cake baker! Mine so doesn't compare. But it was tastey.... :) BTW...loved the African American Dora with the lazy eye. lol.

Meredith said...

Your little guy looks so happy. I love it when they get tried and fall asleep on you.

Andrea said...

Yeah for Bryce! He is such a cute and fun little boy! Looks like he had a fabulous day and party.

Rusty and Tara said...

Holy cow--a neigh, she-she, and train cake??? WOW. I can't believe baby Bryce is two already. That means it's been almost two years since I've seen you! BOOO. And potty trained??? How did you do that? Seriously, we need to talk. And I loved the eye cream story....classic. And the french fry pic.

Blair & Kristen Heward said...

Happy Birthday Bryce! Sorry we didn't get around to calling him for his birthday. He's such a cute kid.