Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pax Turns Two

Paxton is TWO. Already?!

Pax is Two!
Paxton's 2nd birthday crept up on me and also proceeded a week of VBS. So we celebrated like normal people this year and just had the grandparents over for a BBQ dinner.

Pulled pork to be exact.
Pax is Two!
And some good summer sides, like Martha's corn salad.
Pax is Two!
Any excuse to get us in good company, with good food, out on the back patio with some tiki torches is a good excuse, indeed. Thanks for growing up on us, P-Town.
Pax is Two!
Our Paxton, little bro of two sisters. Little mothers. He calls them his "Smothers". Okay, maybe he calls me his "Smother". What can I say? Guilty!
Pax is Two!
As I've said before, my children are fantastically photogenic.
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Seriously. Don't be jealous. Slack-jawed, half-eyed photo ops are our specialty. Derp.
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Having just the grandparents over for Pax's birthday was great. Sander and I agree that we're lucky that our parents get on so well. Makes things easy for us.
Pax is Two!
Since it was just the few of us, there were few presents to open. But he still got a good haul. Like this Matchbox Water Canon firetruck water gun thing. Seriously cool toy. He loved it, and we had a hard time getting him to open any more gifts after he'd met this toy.
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He did spare a moment to kiss the hippo card mom and dad gave him.
Pax is Two!
The Smothering Sisters gave him a John Deere lawn mower! Get to work, Pax!
Pax is Two!
Then there was the big ticket gift...
Pax is Two!
A push trike! Yay, Papa Erickson put it together for him.
Pax is 2!
He says, "It'll do. It'll do just fine." {He LOVES it.}
Pax is 2!
So you see, a simple and sweet birthday party. Okay, we might have splurged on a bounce house for his birthday, to wear out the kids, you know? {Pax wouldn't get in the thing, of course.}
Pax is Two!
We sang 'Happy Birthday' over a chocolate eclair cake that didn't set up right. But you know what? I don't even care. Because we were well overdue for a easy going blah birthday.
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And this birthday was juuuust right.
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Even if Pax cried big tears when grandma and grandpa drove off in the RV that Pax thought was a birthday present.
Pax is Two!
Happy Birthday, my little man!!!
Pax is Two!

Mommy loves you to pieces. So much it hurts.

Cheers,
Pax's Mom

3 comments:

  1. Precious!! I can't believe your sweet boy is already two. Heck, I can't believe my sweet boy is 19! It goes by so fast and I am super envious (in a good, non-crazy blog/IG stalker way) of your kids still being little. So happy you had a nice little celebration. Although I will admit that when I saw this post on my blog roll, I got super excited and thought "Oooooooooh....wonder what amazingness Heather came up with now!".

    You still did amazing:-)

    Erica

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  2. I can't believe our little guys are two years old! How did that happen? That looks like a perfect little birthday party. We opted for a small one too. Maybe it's that us moms are worn out by our two year olds much more than we were when they were one? I think there's something there. I wish Maine's little trike had a push-handle! He just sits on it sadly.

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  3. Awww. He's adorable! And your porch is so bright and cheery!

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