We had Boston's 2nd birthday party about a week ago (yay, a current post, this is a record for us!) down at my parents house. As you well quickly realize from the pictures, it was Elmo themed. Emy did such a great job putting together cute invitations (I have to take a picture of one and add it) and sent them to each of the kids and a few family members and friends. While the party's guest only consisted of my sister's family (Jenny), Jon and Laura, and my immediate family (mom, dad, Kim, and Liz), we had a great time. Thanks for coming!
The kids each had gift buckets (good idea huh, perfect for the summer and the beach or sand buckets. Thanks Emy) that had fun things in them, including theElmo visors they got to make.
We were so happy that the cake turned out well. Last year's train cake wasn't so great, but this year we totally redeemed ourselves! I will take the credit on this one, I did all the decorating and tiny icing stars (Well, Emy did the eyes, only because I had to go help with something else). I guess I should give some credit to the cake mold we bought, that made a huge difference from trying to do it from scratch.
Boston got some great gifts, no thanks to us! We blew our budget on the party and whatnot, but we did buy him an Elmo app for Emy's Iphone. He loves that, and its well worth the money on the drive to/from D.C. Grandma and Grandpa Nowell and McIntyre got him some fun things, including a tent with a tunnel and balls, and some leap frog reading books. Yay!
We finished up the party going over to Jenny's house for some pool time. They just moved to Bridgewater about a mile from my parents, and are buying a house (from my parents, long story), and they have a pool. We're jealous that we don't live that close, have a pool, a house... hehe, j/k... But we had a blast! Feel free to send Boston late B'day gifts if you want!