We celebrated DS's 2nd birthday with a Mickey Mouse party on Saturday! It was a total success, from the food to the cake to the attendees, although my house did feel a little crowded with everyone who showed up. I think next year we will try having it at a park where we can spread around, especially since we will probably start inviting his friends from daycare. We kicked off the morning of the party with breakfast of cinnamon rolls, which DS devoured. He was excited to eat at the card table we had put out which would eventually become the cake table. Our subdivision does a big garage sale twice a year so that everyone can have their garage sales on one day and get more people coming to look, and it happened to be Saturday morning. So since the weather was nice, we took him for a walk around the neighborhood hoping to tire him out so he would take a good nap later. We tried keeping with his daycare schedule, so at 11 I tried feeding him lunch, but he didn't eat much. My parents showed up a little before we were ready to put him down for his nap, so he played outside in the backyard with them and got so sweaty he needed a bath before naptime! While he was napping, DH went to pick up the balloons, cake, and party food while I finished decorating and cleaning up the house and my parents were getting together the food they had brought. Decorations Soon DH made it back with the cake, which looked AMAZING!!! Cookie favors People started arriving about an hour early, and with every person that arrived, I was so worried he would wake up early, but he got his whole 2 hour nap! I actually had to go wake him up because almost all of the party guests were there by 2:00 when the party officially started. House full! Had to get a picture with my sweet godchild Stryder Eating some mac & cheese We decided to do presents first! He opened his first gift from one of my work friends, and decided he only wanted to play with that! It was really hard to get him to open any more presents because he kept looking for his fire station toy from her. lol This was the fire station that kept his attention Spinning light up toy from my FIL Where's my fire station? He got excited about this one from me & DH! It was a birthday Vinylmation A trike from my parents Singing Happy Birthday! We actually had to sing twice because my aunt was manning our camera but didn't have it recording until we were pretty much done singing. So we lit the candle, sang again and blew out the candle a second time so we could get it on video. lol DS loved it even more the second time! Playing outside with my cousins Katie (my sister), Mom, Dad, Paxton, DH, and me! Playing with the Mega Blocks from DH and I Riding his trike (we also got him one so now he has 2!) His other big present from DH & I and I guess my parents as well was a new puppy! My dad found her on his way home a week ago (he is the stray or lost dog magnet) and sent us a picture. We decided to try her out at the house on a trial basis (ha! After just 2 days, we are pretty sure she's permanent!) and named her Belle since DS loves Beauty & the Beast. She is a wonderful puppy, very calm and sweet. Still working on housebreaking her though. Meet Belle! Anyway, it was a great day with family and I couldn't have imagined a better way to celebrate my baby boy turning 2!! To think we will be celebrating even bigger in less than 2 weeks in Disney World is just so exciting!! Hopefully I can get moving on our daily plans and get those finished up before we leave. Just... 12 DAYS!!!! ...to go!!