He's 2

*Happy Birthday... what?*
It was my nephew's 2nd birthday on Saturday so we made the 2 1/2 hour drive to my sister's new home in the middle of the desert.  It's at the foot of a mountain and it's HOT.  I don't know how people who live there can stand it.  You feel like you are walking around in an oven when you are outside which is why they made sure to get a house with a pool.  I never understood why parents go all out on Christmas and birthdays for babies.  At that age, if you make a big production out of it then it's for yourself and not the kid because they don't know the difference and they certainly won't remember it.  When you are two you have no idea it's your birthday.  You don't even know what a birthday is.  My sister saved herself the time and the expense and kept it simple again this year.  It was just our family.  We gave him presents; which he didn't have a clue as to why he's getting.  Not that he would care anyways.  She bought a bunch of cold cuts and toppings so we could make sandwiches and we had macaroni salad, three bean salad and chips.  Instead of cake she made brownies because the birthday boy really isn't all that crazy about cake.  We sang happy birthday and then ate brownies and ice cream for dessert.  He spent most of the time we were in the pool crying even though he usually loves the water.  It's normally just him and mom in the pool so birthday or not he didn't appreciate his pool routine being disrupted by us.  Kids are so funny.

I think next year he'll have a better understanding of what's going on but for now it was just another fun day with the family for DJ.  He's getting so big and is such a cutie.  Now that he's older maybe my sister will stop using months to describe his age.  Instead of saying 24 or 27 months, she can just say he's 2. 


Faith said...

he is so cute!

i can't believe he is 2! seems like he was just born!

i agree about having small birthday celebrations when they are too young to know what's going on ... but who really knows what i will do when it is my turn. we shall see :)

Happy birthday!

Kathy C. said...

He's so handsome!! You and Faith have some good looking nephews! :) Happy birthday to the lil man!!

...I feel guilty. I already have the theme picked out for Avery's first birthday...and I know he won't remember a thing! lol. I can't help it though... I love to throw themed parties!!

LWLH said...

OMG, how cute is he?!?

Steph said...

I agree that the parents mostly do it for themselves. I'm hoping to keep Aubri's first Christmas and birthday low-key.

He's adorable!

CeCe said...

Well, if you just really love throwing parties you would probably look for any excuse to throw one and your baby getting older is one of the best excuses there is!

CeCe said...

Yeah, I don't know what I would do either for sure but I'm pretty sure it would be low key. That's basically the way I tend to do things in general and especially, if the kid is too young to know what's going on anyways.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Cuteness and then some...happy birthday to him!!

Janna Renee said...

OMG look at those eyes! I can't wait to see my niece and nephews at christmas!!