Monday, October 02, 2006

Party!


John M's 2nd birthday party was yesterday. We had it at a park in Baton Rouge and although it was pretty hot out, it was nice in the shade of the trees. We barbecued weenies and burgers, and just let the kids play. John M. loved it; playing outside is his #1 favorite pastime, as I've mentioned before. I don't think he even realized it was a party for him until we sang 'Happy Birthday', at which point he stated 'I need anotha ween', so we had to have an encore. For the most part, he just wanted to climb, swing, and slide. He did take a couple of whacks at the pinata but lost interest quickly.



I'm so thankful to all of my friends and family that came. My extended family is pretty small now and that makes me sad sometimes. The few that I do have make up for it though. So, thank you, Mom,Kelli and Hawk (and your gaggle of kids). And John's 'Mrs. Sam friends', Sam, Anna, Allie and Carson. My friends for life, Beki, Krystal, Alison, Melissa, Laurie, Tracy, and Vernon (burger-man) and all of their kids. I don't tell you enough, but you all make my life a happy place. I honestly could not make it without all of you. Thanks for being there for my boy . . . and me. I'll stop the mushiness now. I'm just feeling a little sentimental.

Days like yesterday remind me of how blessed I am. Happy Birthday, John M.

22 comments:

^starshine said...

Awe! :)

Happy Bday!

And a pat on the back for you Froggie Mama for doing such a good job getting him here!

Renee said...

Thanks! I forgot to thank some people though . . my blog-buddies. I'm still not believing people read this blog on a regular basis!

beki said...

Aww, I was glad to be a part of it!

Shash said...

Happy Birthday John M! It looks like you had a lot of fun, my kids love the pinata. :-)

Cindy N. said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to John M.

Glad you had a great party. Wish I had been there.

Krisco said...

I love that last picture....how sweet!!!

Happy Birthday John M.!!! They are growing so fast....

martie said...

Wow, 2 yrs. old already! They grow up too quickly....Drew will turn 2 on the 26th of this month. John M. is as adorable as Drew! Happy 2nd birthday to John M.

And happy day to you, momma, for making it such a great day for him!!!

Suzanne said...

Sounds like you gave him just the best party! Happy Birthday!

chesneygirl said...

What a great idea for a 2 year old's party!!! :)

Love the picture of John M. looking at his cake!

Adam would've went NUTS over that 'truck' pinata! Have I mentioned he loves trucks and tractors?;) lol

holli said...

Happy birthday, John M! I'm so glad it turned out to be such a great day.

I completely understand how it feels to see your extended family shrink. But I guess eventually through your children - it will expand all over again!

Amanda said...

Great job with the party,looks like a lot of fun.

I read you blog all the time. You are a good Mom. John M is blessed to have you.

DaniGirl said...

Awww, happy birthday, John M! Welcome to the Terrible Twos! (snicker!!)

Baby Glenn's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday John M, you are a cutie! Glad he had a good time! :-)

mothergoosemouse said...

Happy happy HAPPY birthday to John M.! What a fantastic party, and what a wonderful little guy you've got.

MarkD60 said...

Happy Birthday John!
(What's that last picture? Is he seeing an older woman?)

Spikey1 said...

Great post and hey, anyone who shares an October birthday is OK in my books! Happy #2!

Mrs. Flinger said...

Ahhhh!!! Happy Second birthday, John M!

Greta said...

awww happy birthday John M....glad ya'll had a great time...i think elizabeth and i will have to make a trip to BR so we can meet you and Beki....one of these days....

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, John M! Glad you had a good time!

Erin said...

Aw~ such sweet pictures. Glad a good time was had by all.

Jamie said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! Looks like my kind of party. (Except for maybe the truck pinata.) Isn't it great to share the good times with friends and family?! :)

Anne said...

aww! Happy birthday! I love the park idea for a party...very cool.