Today was Daniel's 2nd birthday! I'm amazed at how much he has grown and changed since he got home. He is definitely a 2 year old....'no' is his favorite word. He is starting to talk (a LOT) and copies everything he can that his big brother does. We had a low-key, wonderful day today. His real party is on Sunday when we will celebrate his birthday and his baptism.
The first picture of my sleepy 2 year old.
What's up with the balloons, mom?
Blueberry waffles (the homemade kind). I think he was too excited to eat. He only had a couple of bites.
Opening his first birthday present!
Andrew is an expert present opener so he gave him a few pointers.
Chuck trucks were one of the toys they had at the Care Center so they have always been a favorite of his since coming home.
This is how you play with it, Bereket.
(Andrew still calls him 'Bereket' most of the time.)
Then they tried on some silly glasses that Gramma brought them:
Time for another present!
This one was from the wonderful people who watch them at daycare.
We went to McDonald's for lunch.
and played on the big slide:
What can I tell you? The boy LOVES apples.
Then he opened his present from Andrew:
A birthday kiss for Buzz...
and one for Daniel. (I feel sorry for Andrew's future girlfriend.)
When we got home, he opened another present.
My brother, sister-in-law and their kids came into town today to help us celebrate.
And they brought another gift--a Toy Story sleeping bag!
Uncle Dan showed him how to use it.
Gramma and Grandad gave him a rolling backpack like Andrew's. He loves to stuff it full of treasures and wheel it around.
It rained most of the day and late in the afternoon, we had a terrible storm. It knocked out the power for the rest of the night. Dinner did not go exactly as I had planned it for him but he still got to eat injera and lentils and he was very happy with that.