Last Sunday, the 20th, was Cash and London's 2nd birthday. This year, Te and I decided we wanted to spend an entire day doing things that the boys wanted, instead of throwing a birthday party. The day before our 'fun' day, Cash started showing signs of an oncoming cold. It didn't get bad until the day of his actual birthday. So the Saturday before, did the following:
Early am - Te made them a killer breakfast.
Mid am - Opened presents. (We didn't do a lot of presents. The boys have too many toys as it is, so we told family and friends if they wanted to give a gift, to make it a book. The boys love books.)
Noon - Played outside in the snow.
**Dropped Lucy off at Auntie Rhiannon's house.**
Early afternoon - Took the boys out to SLC for their first train (trax) ride. They LOVE trains.
Late afternoon - They got to run wild at The Discovery Gateway.
Early evening - Went to Build-a-Bear. (longest line ever. I thought Te was going to kill me because I kept insisting we stay)
Dinner - They ate corn dogs. Their absolute favorite food.
That was their birthday. Not bad, huh? Later that night, Te and I went to a birthday dinner for his Aunt Stacey. Great food and great company. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Opening presents. They got to pick out their outfits for the day. As you can see, London chose a pajama top with Toy Story 'guys' on it and Cash chose his 'choochoo' tee.
London on Trax, doing his classic tongue action. We didn't get too many great shots due to wiggly toddlers and a stop/go train. They had a ball, nonetheless.
On the way home, they were cuddling their bears. Notice London's bear? It's a girl bear. I must have showed him every bear they had, hoping he'd change his mind. Nope, dead set on the Friendship - Peace bear. When he sets his mind on something, there's no stopping him.
Poor Cash got his face shoved into the cake by mean ol' daddy. And to top that off, after eating tons of frosting, he had coughing fit and threw it all up...in front of everyone. I won't show those pictures :-) Very colorful clean-up. That didn't stop Londy pants though. He didn't think twice before going right back to eating his cake.
G-ma Cindy got the boys cowboy hats and made them really cute blankets. They ran around wearing them for hours.
To wrap things up, that cold that Cash had....got our entire family sick the following week. It wasn't just a normal cold either. I'm talking swollen throats, constant runny noses, deep chest coughs, fevers of 100+ and congestion so bad, it caused horrible headaches when not medicated. It's been one whole week and we are still coughing and blowing noses around here. Pretty sure I haven't gotten dressed this entire week. Ouch.
My poor little babies.
These pictures show exactly how they were feeling.