2nd Birthday Time. I’m still catching up on my blog posts that I feel I “owe” to my blog, mainly because of the various hospital visits I’ve had to endure during my recovery and also because, hey, I had a baby six eight weeks ago! SIX EIGHT (see how far behind I am?) weeks ago! Where did that time go?
I feel like I’ve been Lyoto’s Momma all my life though. Already it feels so normal and I have to remind myself how fast Jensen’s babyhood slipped through my fingers and how he’s already a fast talking, able climbing, heart stealing little boy. So I’m trying to savour every moment. It’s harder this time with a toddler in tow; he’s still my baby too. But that baby turned two just after our little Dragon came into our lives and due to that, we had to delay his actual birthday at home. Thankfully at 2, he doesn’t realise that we did that, but he did realise that he was getting lots of celebratory time with us.
So, whilst my parents were still visiting with us, we got Nanny and Grandad Abuelito over and decided to give our gifts to him that night. Dadda iced a couple of cakes just as a token as Jensen’s real birthday cake was coming at his party, and we all got together in the lounge.
Jensen helped decorate his cake with his favourite sprinkles. You can never have too many sprinkles. Ever.
I should mention here that Jensen Indiana LOVES candles. He likes them to be safely embedded in the cake to the point that you can barely see the wick…
We lit the candles and sang Happy Birthday. Sadly I felt so poorly and so riddled with hormones that I cried behind his back for the duration of the song as I tried to squeak some words out for him, but I regained my composure for the blowing out of the candles…
Please note that these again may be some of the worst photos ever of me since I was feeling so awful and was in and out of the hospital still at this point. Looking good wasn’t high on my to do list.
Jensen, usually not a cake lover at all, decided that this birthday cake thing was worth a few bites. Being the kind little bubba that he is, he handed out more cake to everyone. So sweet. I think we raised him brilliantly in this way; he says thank you and please without prompting. That might not be important to some people, but the way he says it, with feeling (we also say sorry!) I’m so proud of him. He understands that they aren’t just words he gets told to say. He understands.
One of the cakes was ginger cake. Jensen loves spices.
Then it was time for the gifts. Granny and Grandad got him some Bob the Builder toys for when we have the sandbox open in the better weather ~ and a hat that plays the Bob tune!
Granny got to try it on and hear the tune in stereo!
Then our gift to Jensen came out He hadn’t got a clue what it really was, but he could climb in it, and that was awesome.
Happy Birthday, little adventurer! Next year Momma will do better for you.