Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! Luke is Two!!!

(before I begin - props to Aunt Kristi for a precious birthday hat and shirt, and to Holly for the cutest invites ever! -
Our sweet Luke had his 2nd birthday the day after we moved into our new house - kind of hectic! We went out to celebrate at our fav Mexican restaurant, where he was serenaded w/ a birthday song and got to eat some cake (thanks Grammy!).
(Even Luke doesn't understand why they always smear whipped cream all over the birthday boy/girl's face)
If you ask him how old he is, he says, "Two!" and show you either his entire hand, or he'll hold up one finger on each hand.
He had been so excited about his choo choo birthday party that we had just one week after moving into our home. It was very hard getting everything together - moving furniture/boxes, painting 8 rooms, finding party supplies, etc. But, thankfully, with the help of a lot of people, especially Nanny, we got the party together just as people were walking in the door!

Luke loves choo choos, so that was this year's theme - All of the food was on top of "choo choo cars" and the desserts were all on a railroad track (cupcakes & marshmallow pop choo choos & cake pop "trees"). The actual cake, which really was for display since Luke can't eat eggs, came from publix.

We had a great time with lots of great friends and family over. The kids enjoyed eating some cake, opening, presents, and then pulling the strings on the pinata to race after all of the candy.
The birthday boy loves him some cake!

The pinata was a GI Joe pinata I found on clearance for $1 a Party City. But with a little decoupage and scrapbook paper, Luke had his own personalized pinata. :)

Train whistle party favors for all our friends
We generally forget taking a family picture at b'day parties, so we were thrilled to remember to take a picture with our family
and with all of the grandparents too!

It was such a fun way to celebrate Luke turning 2 years old. It's hard to believe that he's getting so grown up, but he's still as sweet as can be. The day of his party I asked him if had fun and he said " it...happy birthday to Luke...two!!!"
Now whenever it's someone's birthday, he still thinks it's his and he sings to himself.

We have tons more pictures from the party, but seeing as how it has taken me nearly 3 weeks to post this, I think we'll stick with a few pictures here and the rest will just make it in the baby book Another reason to come visit :)

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