Here are some videos of the big reveal on Linus' birthday morning.
I love listening to Amelie on the above video--such a great big sister! She guided Linus through the entire process of opening his gifts. Of course, she was excited to see what he got, but she genuinely tried to help him.
Linus is saying the word "party" over and over. Clearly, having no idea what a party was, he thought he was experiencing it!
And Linus showed off his mad drilling skills. He really liked the drill.
Linus attempted to drill the rest of his gifts.
For breakfast, Linus ate two fried eggs and two waffles. The eggs, by themselves, are common, as are the waffles. But eating TWO eggs and TWO waffles was quite a feat for this new TWO year-old!
Remember that drill? Well he was so excited that he had to show it to the Rohals. (Their picture is on our fridge.)
Linus chose a blue tractor cake! (You can hear his saying his version, "blue dada" in the card/drill video above.) Thanks to this website, I now can draw tractors!
In addition to being asked what he wanted on his birthday cake, Linus was asked with whom he would like to celebrate his birthday. He chose Rock, Adeline, Dewey, and Lulu. Of course some parents of the those guests were in attendance, as well as Rainbow and Bopbop (my parents.)
As far as the menu went, Linus LOVES hot dogs and most fruit. So those two things were at the center of our celebration meal.
Some of the party guests. I think this picture was taken right after I swatted at Linus' head to kill one of those pesky mosquitoes.
After dinner and presents, we went inside, away from the horrific bugs, to eat some cake and ice cream.
Linus didn't know about the whole blowing-out-the -candles thing, so his buddy, Dewey, helped him out.
Rock's mom doled out the ice cream, starting with the birthday boy.
Adeline forgoes the fork and Violet contemplated the same.
The Birthday Boy savored every bite and needed a glasses adjustment. (Taken care of already, for those that were worried.)
After everyone, save one party guest, had left the dining room, Linus exclaimed, "I love birthday cake!" and then began singing Happy Birthday to himself.
I'm thinking that's a big maybe.