Monday, March 30, 2009

thoughts on banks' birthday

banks 2nd birthday-8
banks 2nd birthday-9
cake smiles
Yesterday was much better, just as planned. Lots of fasting and praying for patience may have had something to do with it. Anyway, I am grateful.

On the dinner menu for Banks' birthday:
Fettuccine Alfredo
Cesar Salad with homemade garlic croutons
Garlic Bread
Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and peanut butter cup filling

Banks ate:
Cottage cheese

He was very happy.

He got to open lovely cards (with moola!), 2 books, and a tee-pee made by me. I was very happy that we avoided going crazy on toys, and he was just happy to open something.

He's getting to be such a funny kid. The night before his birthday we were trying to get him all excited for it and he just kept yelling, "No! No Birthday!" He didn't really "get" the whole birthday thing for most of the day. The thing that finally convinced him that birthdays are cool was when we showed him the sweetest video his cousins sent of them singing "Happy Birthday." After watching it a few dozen times in a row, he walked around the house singing, "Happy you-yoooooou." Which we should have got on video, but didn't. I'll have to see if we can recreate it.

Lastly, my favorite story of the week from Banks:

On Friday we left our kids with some friends so we could go out. They have a little boy only a day older than Banks (which makes for some pretty hilarious encounters on both sides) so when we picked the boys up Ben asked Banks if he had played with the boy. Banks replied without delay, "No. Mean!" hahahhahahaha Which really says nothing about the boy (he is adorable), as they are equally feisty to each other, but we thought it was pretty funny. Happy 2nd, little sweetie. We love you, and we are still in love with your crazy dimple chin.

Ps. These photos are horrible quality. Anybody have thoughts on this? Sometimes my photos convert so strangely from RAW to internet jpg. Somebody help me!


Rachel said...

Yay, Happy Birthday to Banks! The Teepee is so cute. What fun! I have no idea about the pictures, I've still never done RAW. . .

MEGAN said...

Aw. I'm so glad he liked that! I thought it would either delight him or scare him to death! :) What a darling little man he is, Carrie. We love him so much.

Now YOU, young lady, are AMAZING! Love the banner, love the cake, love the love love love love. Your talents are endless and I admire you more than words.

mrs. peterson said...

how did you make that teepee? it is the best present. what a great idea.

boo face mcjones said...

that teepee is AMAZING! you are officially the coolest mom of the week. hands down.

laura d said...

love the feet sticking out of the teepee. He looked like he really had fun! I was thinking about our old teepee, another reason why the ends might have popped out is that we drug it around the house so the bottoms wore out that way. not so much the poking out of the poles. anyway, i'm sure yours will last super long and my kiddies will be able to play in auntie carrie's teepee for years to come!

Mrs. Jen said...

Happy Birthday to your little man!

Great Teepee! i hope i can make things like that for my kids someday.

Natalie said...

LOVE the teepee!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like things went great. You amaze me more and more everyday Carrie. I want to make a TP...that is the coolest thing ever!!!! NOt to mention you always make cool cakes and amazing food. You go girl!!!

Caity said...

Oh man, I feel like the worst aunt! But I do love them! I can't believe how different he is going to be from last summer!