Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Birthday Bash!

We had a wonderful morning celebrating Chase's 2nd birthday with family and friends! I think our little birthday boy had a wonderful time and he is definitely digging all the new toys, books, DVDs and games he scored. I can't help but thank God for His continued hand of protection and health on our sweet boy. So many families aren't able to celebrate such a big milestone for their CHD child, so while I am incredibly grateful and blessed to celebrate Chase's 2nd birthday, my heart is still overwhelmed at the grief and pain my fellow heart parents are going through as they grieve their child rather than celebrate another birthday. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those precious families.

So let's take a look at a few party pics from today!

I'll start with the cake (shocker!)... The bottom square tier is a chocolate-chip pumpkin cake with pumpkin spice buttercream filling. The top round tier is a traditional vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. The cupcakes were just chocolate with vanilla buttercream. I made smaller tiers than I typically do because I didn't want to have any leftover cake. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on whether you're trying to avoid sugary desserts or not), we still had plenty left over. Boo.


Another pic of the cake!


Still the cake!


The cupcakes!


Watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse during the party!


I can't tell what he was eating here, but it's obvious he wasn't a big fan. ;)


Yummy food! Yay for parties!!!


Opening presents! He wasn't too into the process... especially if it was clothes (sorry, Mo!), but he sure was happy to receive lots of fun new toys, books and games!


Dance. Star. Mickey. Enough said!


Mmmmm! Cupcake!




Big sister couldn't be too far from the spotlight or center of attention. Such a silly girl!


And of course, a little party favor to send home with out party guests! Somehow I ended up with two left over... gotta figure out who missed out on the cookie baking fun!




We had a super fun day celebrating our sweet little miracle, Chase!