Even though the party was on Saturday, Chase and I made the cake on Friday... per some good advice from Christine!
Chase loving the mixer.
Such an intent big boy... standing on the stool nonetheless!
Then Saturday at breakfast we got him in the mood for a birthday with the 'over the hill' hat!
No one wears it better!
We ended up with 20 adults and 13 children! I actually envisioned it being more chaotic than it was... I had a great time and really enjoyed getting to see and chat with everyone.
This gives you a little idea of how crowded it was ;~) We had just finished singing Happy Birthday!
Chase's birthday cake designed by yours truly! The candles are his name spelled out in the back! Oh and I didn't actually find his name with the candles... I bought 'Michael' and 'Scott' and made my own 'Chase'!
I think Daddy had something to do with this...
Opening presents... arguably Chase's favorite event at the party.
Chase showing off his new 'monkey boots!'... which we used today to splash through a few parking lot puddles. I have a feeling I will get more use out of those than I thought!
and lions! Oh My!
If you like his shirt you should totally shop HERE!
Checking out his new 'truck' shirt by Namoo.
As I type a caption to this picture Adam and I are both sitting on the couch, mactop in lap, concentrating on our computer... enough said.
Chase and Andrew sharing a moment over a mutual love of Elmo.
It really was a great party and somewhat a redemption from Chase's first birthday. Don't get me wrong, I had a good time but I was so stressed out that it really put a damper on the day. For those of you that don't know the story, maybe I will share here one day... it really was a doozy. But this party... it was all about Chase and how grateful Adam and I are to be his parents. It was kid sounds filling the house with attempts at adult conversation... just how life is supposed to sound now.
I loved every minute of it.