It’s official we are half way through January which means that the first of birthdays has started in our house. My sweet baby boy is no longer a baby but now a two-year-old! I want to cry even saying that. Mason is our last baby so watching him grow up so fast is really emotional for me. I want him to stay that snuggly baby forever! (Minus the sleepless nights)
To celebrate this special boy’s birthday, we had family and friends over the Saturday before his birthday. The theme of his party was Paw Patrol, which is currently his favorite show to watch. He is obsessed with all of his new Paw Patrol toys. I ordered all of his decorations on Amazon (links listed below).
I have a bit of a confession on his party, which makes me feel incredibly guilty. We spent the entire week after Christmas out of town, so my official planning for his birthday was at 3 am after returning home. I felt so guilty that I had not ordered his party decorations, cake, or anything! So at 3 am one night, I sat up ordering everything online. After an hour of ordering anything I could find in the Paw Patrol theme, I was finally able to relax and go back to sleep. I’ve never been that late on getting things picked out for my girls so I hated that I was last minute on Mason’s birthday. I know that he won’t remember his 2nd birthday but I want him to be able to look at pictures and know that we did everything we could to make his birthday party special.
We had a great turn out at the party. And I was incredibly thankful that it was warmer outside! Joel built the kids a new playground and in perfect time so that everyone could play outside my house during the party. 10 kids inside can be a bit loud! The adults were able to visit and watch the kids play. We served hot dogs with all the fun toppings for lunch, followed by cupcakes which had to be Mason’s favorite, chocolate!
His birthday celebration continued onto his actual birthday the following Monday. I have a tradition in my house to make birthday sprinkle pancakes for the kids birthdays. Every birthday they get these special pancakes on their birthday as a special treat. The girls know by know that we are having those pancakes, and made sure that I did make them for their little brother’s birthday too. We played all day and I got in as many baby snuggles as possible. In fact, all Mason wanted to do is snuggle with me. I loved every minute!
That night we had a some cake and sang him happy birthday after dinner. He did not like us singing to him and ran away. Poor baby! He did however enjoy the cake as he picked it up with his hand and shoved it in his mouth. What is a birthday without a little cake mess!