Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!

It’s safe to say that celebrating two, albeit just as important as one, is much less of a charade. Last year I spent so much time and effort making everything perfect for my buddy’s first birthday. So this year, the hubs and I decided to keep things small, inviting only close family and a few good friends to party with. We figure that until E is old enough to start asking for specific friends at his parties, then no need to invite the neighborhood 😉

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Festivities kicked off on Thursday evening when Uncle Bean and Auntie S arrived. They came bearing goods in the form of a balance bike and a golf cart power wheels! It’s safe to say they were a hit. Esp that cart,,!

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Nm the Oreo face!

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Wild man! Check out that smile.

Friday morning we had breakfast at Rosie’s and did some shopping in our downtown hometown.

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During nap time, B&S did some more shopping before the grandparents arrived in the early evening. Before we knew it, Mom, S and I were going out with our boots on,,, to Luke Bryan!!

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It was an awesome show with lots of singing, dancing and even more people watching! Can’t beat a night out with my favorite girls.

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Saturday was party day! In the morning, Mom, S and I took a drive out to Zionsville to pick up E’s birthday cake from Confectioneiress, along with some balloons and decor.

photo credit: Confectioneiress
photo credit: Confectioneiress

We decided to start the party at 4p, giving E a chance to get his nap in before visitors arrived. And it worked out perfectly.

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We borrowed our friends’ bounce house for the littles to entertain themselves in. It turned out to be more like a sweat box in the 90 degree heat! But still a hit!

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To continue the simplistic approach, lunch was catered by City BBQ — beef brisket, pulled chicken, mac n’ cheese, green beans and bacon. Together with a little fruit salad, it was absolutely delicious! E walked around eating off some of his guests plates.

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The kids took the mini golf cart for a spin before dessert.

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Cake time!! The kiddos couldn’t keep their hands off it!

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Let’s sing! Wait til we’re done before you blow out the candles, E!!

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NOW let’s eat! Samoa and chocolate chip cookie dough cakes for the win 😛

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{E proceeded to devour at least 3 of the sugar tires and maybe a traffic cone or two,, NBD ;)}

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Gift time! Emery actually got into opening his presents for the first time ever! Turning two must be pretty serious. {Everyone was so generous,, thank you!}

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After a few hours of celebrating, things wound down, E passed out hard, and the adults had some time to kick back and relax. Though I didn’t get pictures of all our guests, we want to thank everyone who came down to enjoy the day with us. And to our family who helped with setup, babysitting and pre-party catacomb cleaning 😉 We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Another year and another party in the books, Emery. We’ve gone from this,,,

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,, to this!

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Seriously awesome. Hope each year is better than the last!!

xo

TWO

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