Connor's 2nd Birthday celebration was a big day of fun. We started with pancakes. Great days often start with pancakes. We went to the library. Dallin and Connor both love going to the library. Then we had lunch with Mckay at Taco Bell.
Taco Bell is one fast food place where I know I can get something the boys will eat. Traditional burger places are iffy with them.
Next we went to the mall for Connor to choose his new birthday shoes. (To be revealed later...) After purchasing, Connor wanted to carry the bag himself, and insisted on walking by himself (no stroller ride for this big boy) through the mall.
He looked so grown up just walking around carrying a shopping bag, like he was there to shop all by himself.
Two of Connor's friends came over to play for the afternoon/evening. Coming up with Connor's birthday dinner menu with tricky since Connor's favorite tastes are interesting. The dishes weren't really cohesive, but he likes all the food I chose, so that's all that matters.
Dinner, was rice (he loves plain white rice, preferably cold), mashed sweet potatoes, apple slices, and and corn dogs.
These were homemade corn dogs, which were actually quite a bit easier to make than I thought they would be. And kids love to eat anything that's on a stick and comes with ketchup/mustard for dipping.
Next it was time for presents.
Connor's new shoes have robots on them.
(The shoes might be hard to see in this picture.) Connor was so excited when he saw robot shoes, he had to have them.
To continue the "tradition" of making something for his present, I made Connor a super hero cape and mask.
He's always asking us to tie blankets around his neck (mostly to keep warm I think) so I made him his own satiny cape with a velcro enclosure.
He loves it and it may or may not make an appearance on Halloween. :)
Connor is really into cars/trains/anything with wheels right now. Grandparents knew this and gifted accordingly. This boy was in transportation heaven.
The Grandparents Easton got him a really cool looking track with Disney Cars cars. We had to take a break from opening presents for a while so he could build the track and play with it.
Mckay demonstrated how the cars worked for the kids.
And he also tried on the super hero cape.
Then Connor opened the present from the Grandparents Crapo.
So many things to love about this video: his first words when he realizes it's a train are "All aboard!", the paper ripping becomes more frantic, and you can't even get him to look away from the box. He loves the train set and is daily getting it out to play.
Connor was uninterested in leaving his toys for dessert, so I helped the other kids. We decorated sugar cookies.
Dallin only wanted frosting on his.
Because he only wanted to lick the frosting off.
Lest you think I'm a mean mom for not giving my son a cake for his birthday, I fixed it a few days later. We went to Barnes and Noble, another one of Connor's favorites because of the train table in the kid's section. As part of the B&N kids club, he got to choose a free cupcake from the cafe.
I had them put it in a "to go" container and he carried it himself out of the store, and the whole way home in his car seat. He couldn't stop shaking it because he was so excited, so the frosting got a little messed up in transit.
He still loved every bit of it.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Connor!