May 23, 2007: The day he was born.
May 23, 2008: Palmer's first birthday.
May 23, 2009: Palmer's second birthday.
It doesn't feel real that Palmer is 2! He was just born yesterday and there is no way that we have our third on the way. Time really does fly by. Everyday gets better and better though. Palmer can do so much and he and Natalie are the best of friends. At least, until it comes to sharing toys! He is starting to talk a little better and I can understand his certain requests. The hard part is getting him to stop grunting for things and use his words, but he is learning and one day I will be telling him, "I don't know why that happens, why don't you tell me." Like Natalie asks all day long when she totally knows the answer. He is trying to potty train and on the night of his birthday party he actually told me, "paeey" which means potty and ran to the potty and did both duties. That would have normally been in the floor with no diaper on. That is a huge breakthrough. So, we are getting him some big boy underwear tomorrow!
He did have so much fun for his birthday. On his actual birthday, May 23 we tried to go to Chuck E Cheese, but there was a line out the door to get in. So, if anyone wants to start a business, I think this would be a great one! Instead, we went to old faithful, McDonalds, with Carson and Chloe since they couldn't come to the actual party.
Saturday we had his actual birthday party and it was so much fun. Our construction was still underway, but everything went great. The kids had so much fun running around outside in the new "fenced" in yard as the parents were free to enjoy talking to each other. It was a Winnie the Pooh party because Palmer loves Pooh and it is one of the only words he says that is pretty clear!!! We haven't decided if he is saying Pooh or Poop though. The jury is still out on that one!
Palmer couldn't wait to eat the Pooh bear cake I made.
He and Natalie ate off the beaters as I was making it. Then I had to put the cake out of little hands reach until the party because I would catch Palmer sticking his fingers in the icing. The morning of the party I woke him up and said, "We get to eat your Pooh cake today." He ran downstairs and pointed at it. Well, after he blew out his candles and I gave him a piece with ice cream, I thought he would be satisfied until he wanted another piece. NO, about 5 seconds go by and he is bringing me his plate with everything still on it and untouched crying. I tried to give it to him, to feed it to him, to put more on the plate, and nothing stopped his crying until I physically put the cake and ice cream back. He didn't get any cake or ice cream at his second birthday! He is crazy, I tell you. I have no idea what I must of done to his piece but whatever it was, it was not good enough. I guess I will have to work harder for him next year!!! Here are some pictures from his special day!
Baby Emily and Natalie watching Pooh together. Natalie absolutely loved Emily...who wouldn't though, she is adorable!!!
Isabel loved her Eeyore ears!
Favorite Aunt Joan even made the party!!!
Palmer playing with his birthday loot!
Ellery and Amelia being festive!
We grilled corn on the cob and the kids apparently loved it!
Emery in her piglet ears!
Lindsay, Jeff and Emily came in from Atlanta to join us. It was so nice to have them here!
My sorry attempt at having the kids make super sleuth masks. Natalie was the only one who wanted to make them. But, hey at least I tried. I normally have great plans to do a craft with the kids and end up with 10 boxes of sugar cubes in my pantry. At least this time all I had was some paper masks that I had to get rid of.
Happy Birthday Palmer!!! We love you!
I guess my birthday is the next one, unless baby #3 decides to come before the 12th of November. We do get to find out whether it is a boy or girl on June 16th!!!