Monday, June 27, 2011

Russell’s Birthday Party

Russell had a small, family-only party this year at Pops and Mimi’s house. I have heard if there’s a year not to make a big deal of a birthday, it’s the 2 year old birthday. Normally I would do a big party, but due to lots of crazy circumstances, this just seemed easier (I will hopefully have time to write another post about the trip in general, which will talk about those circumstances).


Anyway, Russell and Meredith were the only kids at this party, and I think Russell probably preferred it that way. He likes adults better than children at this point, and he doesn’t like big crowds, so this worked out well.


The theme was Cars (the movie), naturally! Russell loves Lightning McQueen and all things cars.

The party pretty much consisted of dinner, presents, and cake – nothing fancy! But we all had fun!

Some of the party guests:


It was fun watching Russell open presents – he really gets it now Smile Russell pointing out the car on his new cup:


New wagon! “Awesome,” as Russell would say!


Dinner was hot dogs, baked beans, “pistachio fluff” (that’s what my family calls it, anyway), and chips. Oh, and ketchup.


Cake time! Look at that pretty cake – from none other than Sam’s, who knew?


I thought Russell would be excited to see the cake, but all he did was point to the cars and say “off, off” – he did NOT like it when we told him we had to wait until later to take them off! But he sure did enjoy eating it (I’m told…I was dealing with a certain Miss Priss at the time.)


Russell, you are so lucky to have such a loving family. And Mommy is so lucky to have a mommy who will plan and execute a birthday party so that she doesn’t have to do the work!! Thanks, Mom!

Our 2 month old, 2 year old, and Jason and me:


Happy 2 years, Russell Micah! Here’s to many, many more!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting the party at our house. We enjoyed having you for the weekend.