Miles celebrated his 2nd birthday on July 16th! We had a family fun day that day and then waited until the weekend to invite family and friends over for a bash.
The next 2 pictures jumped out of order but here is one of the gifts he received. We already had a train set from IKEA but got Grandma to purchase an additional one and some add-on pieces. The kids...a.k.a. KYLE...could play with these for hours.
Uncle Ryan and Aunt Amanda got him a new hawkeye hat that he begs to wear each time we leave the house. Going to be a hat guy like his Dad.
On his actual birthday, we made special birthday blueberry pancakes. He got his in the shape of a 2.
We sang "Happy Birthday" to him and he was SO SHY. He made Kyle hold his hand while we sang and he kept his tongue out.
That evening, Lauren had her VBS program.
On the day of his party, we started the morning at Aunt Erin's bridal shower. The kids wore their absolute best attire and felt like royalty!
Miles didn't once ask to have his tie taken off!
Eating at the shower
Aunt Erin and Miles
I attempted a train cake for Miles by myself. We joked it was called the "Ghetto Train". It was special and definitely unique in presentation.
Friends in the sand box
Kyle slaved away finishing our back patio before the party. The kids and I were in Illinois the weekend prior. Kyle was hoping he would be able to finish it while we were gone but the rain delayed his progress and all the work it required. Definitely not a 1 man job. He completed the finishing touches the morning of the party.
Little Kid table
Great Grandma Norma helped blow out candles. Miles told everyone later that Grandma Norma helped!
He wasn't interested in opening the presents but loved what was inside of them. His expressions were priceless!
Lots of trains, tractors, automobiles, and fun!