Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Isaac

So, my darling wonderful baby boy officially turned 2 last month. We are so lucky to have this boy in our lives. He makes us laugh every day, and he makes our lives just so much better than they were before. We are so blessed.

We put off celebrating his birthday, since August was such a busy month, and we threw his big birthday bash yesterday. It was a great time, and we're only sad we couldn't have shared it with more of you. Here are a few pictures and highlights of the day:

Here's the invitation, created on Picnik.

Some of the decorations. This was the "photo booth."


Ruffled streamers

All the kids enjoying the swing set. Thanks, Yia Yia and Papa!

Opening gifts. Isaac sure was spoiled -
he got trains, and cars, and books, and a superhero cape, and tools, and a puzzle, and he just loves it all.

The pinata. We did a pull string one - the kids take turns pulling various strings until one opens a trap door. At least that's how it's supposed to work. But we always have some kind of mishap...

So, first it fell out of the tree.

 Then, I began to suspect that the trap-door-pulling string had actually broken, rather than opening the trap door when it was pulled. See, that's my suspicious face.

And my suspicious checking. Running low on ribbons here...

Yep, all the ribbons are gone, and still no candy.

Good thing I had a back-up plan.

Candy chaos!

Isaac's like, dude, I'm outta here.

Playing with toys.

Constance, aka Y-Girl, playing with Isaac's awesome Y banner he received from the Connellys.

Cake time!

Not quite tall enough.

A candle for each month (ok, really, Isaac just likes blowing out candles and I felt like 2 would just be a disappointment for him.)

All the kids eating the shavings off the sides.

Cutting the cake.

All in all, a very fun birthday party. Isaac loved it and is still having all sorts of fun playing with his presents and of course the balloons! :)


Shirley said...

I'm so sad we missed it!!! It looks so fantastic! Great job! And cute belly! :) I love it! We have a present for him. I'll have Jared give it to James so he can bring it home to Isaac. Happy Birthday Isaac!

Wendy McMillan said...

Sweet swing set. It must have been cool to be able to throw a party like that in your very own backyard. Happy late birthday Isaac!

The Miller Five said...

What a fun party! Happy Birthday Issac.

Michael said...

You photoshopped out your address on the picture of the invitation, but you may want to do the same with the phone number.

Charity said...

Thanks, Michael, I forgot that was on there!

George and Ruth said...

How fun! We're sorry that we missed the "official birthday party". I see that Isaac still enjoys blowing out candles!! How many relights did you have to do? He is soooo cute! We miss him (okay, and you guys too!). Love Dad West

Tracie said...

I can't believe I didn't comment on this originally. Oh well. Guess I'm catching up too. This was such a great fun party.