Apollo turned two! Hooray Apollo! It seems like just yesterday that he was a precious little (big) thing smiling up at me as I held him in my arms. He's always been a very good-natured boy and has big smiles 98% of the time. People always comment on how well behaved he is. He does have his moments, but there far and few between. He's been such a joy to watch as he learns new things everyday and continues to spread his charm. I always check on my kiddies before I hop into bed. Last night as I was checking on Apollo he was lying there, so angelic (like all kids do when they're sleeping), when he opened his eyes slowly and looked into my eyes giving me a big smile. I rubbed his forehead and cheeks and told him I loved him, and he went right back to sleep. He's always been good like that. I am so blessed!
And again, we are so blessed to have such great family and friends. We had the usuals over, Fyffes (Dave n Geet), Fyffes (Dunc n Kait), Holcombs (Url n LaRoo) and then the Anderson Clan, which I've been wanting to invite over for quite a while. It finally worked out that we could have them over. Yay! It was so good to be with everyone. Here's the original of the cake I ended up making:
And here's how mine turned out (Sarah and Sascha helped with the printouts/cutouts). Not too shabble dabble eh?:
Here's the happy, Happy Birthday boy:
Can he do it? Yes, he can!
I'm a big boy now, do-do-do-do...
Bubby must have something in his ear. Have no fear, Apollo's near:
Partners in crime:
Since Brian ended up in urgent care with pneumonia on his birthday, I wanted to give him a chance to feel somewhat normal while being sung to. Happy Birthday to Brian, a couple of weeks earlier! Hope he wasn't too embarrassed...
I wonder if his wish was that his family would have no more medical emergencies for the rest of the year? Sheesh!
Monica and Geeta spent a good part of the evening chit chattin'...
Give us cake!
Sweet Chase and him's Momma...
Boys will be boyeez!
Apollo was treated to such wonderful gifts from everyone. Thanks so much y'alls!!!
Here he is wearing the adorable teddy bear hoodie towel with his name on the back, made by Monica.
Here's the Linny and Ming-Ming I got from Toys R Us for $3 each (reg. price $30). He loves to sleep with them in at night.
Now he's set to start fixing the drawers that keep coming off track: