Happy Birthday Josh!
Well, about a month early anyways.
We are back from Germany and had wanted to celebrate Josh’s second birthday while my mom was still here. We planned to have a BBQ, but with the weather yesterday promising a months worth of rain in a day, it didn’t seem like the best of ideas.
We went back and forth many times and Tim finally decided to just go ahead and have the party anyways.
I’m glad he did.
We really lucked out weather wise and while it wasn’t exactly warm, it didn’t rain during the party and Tim managed to BBQ and all the kids were able to play outside.
The “theme” was, of course, trains, and I tried my hand at decorating a cake with fondant icing.
I couldn’t believe how difficult it was. By the time I finished just putting the fondant icing on the cake an hour had already gone by, so I gave up and just stuck one of Josh’s toy trains on the cake stand.
It didn’t seem to bother Josh at all.
I have a new found respect for anyone who can decorate cakes with fondant icing.
My train cookies turned out a bit better though so all wasn’t completely lost.
Josh especially enjoyed them.
I saw him sneak another cookie when someone put their plate on the ground.
I think all the kids had a nice time though. There were trains to ride on and train whistle favours at the end.
One of my favourite things was a little photo collage we put up, using about 20 or so of our favourite photos of Josh from this last year.
We picked out some of our favourites of Josh and placed them chronologically, using an arch in our house.
It was a lovely way to see how he’s grown and changed this year.
The year seems to just fly by, so it’s nice to have that visual reminder.
And of course, to reminisce about what a wonderful year it has been.