Our baby is not quiet one yet, but we celebrate this past weekend like it was, his actual official b-day is Friday, May 9th. I wanted to do Alexander's birthday the same way we did Brayden's...an animal theme, and at the house. Since our families put together in one house makes for a very busy and full house we kept it to just the family (as we did for Brayden so it's not so overwhelming for the birthday boys) plus my dearest friend Ally, and her husband Greg and little girl Abby since they moved to Houston and we don't get to see them very often now *tear*.
Alexander's theme was "turtle"....I chose the animal theme based on what cute animal cake is on http://www.marthastewart.com/, and ran with it. It was a little difficult at first because anything turtle birthday related is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (not what I was going for), so I had to think outside the box. It required more thought and for things to be handmade but it was so cute and fun and worth the time and energy.
Alexander was cute and loved it all. I had been gearing Brayden up for Alex's birthday by telling him everyday and working with him on singing "Happy Birthday" so by yesterday when it came to cake and singing, Alexander loved the song (it is his favorite right now, you should see the smile on his face) and Brayden knew the words quiet well to sing with us. When it came time to dig in to the cake, Alexander took one bite and decided not really interested and that was it...no messy face, no messy highchair, and no messy tile to clean up...i guess it was a good thing, one less thing to have to clean up. He is so his Daddy when it comes to bread or carbs, no thank you, but Brayden and I on the other hand could live on that for days :).
Thank you everyone for coming and celebrating the A-boy's special day with us...we enjoyed every minute of it with you all and the kiddos.