Sunday, September 06, 2009

Linus Victory Turns Two!

Last Saturday, August 29th, was Linus' second birthday. The night before, Duncan and I set up his gift from one set of grandparents and put his other gifts inside of the very cool space capsule tent.

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!

The tool set, which was from us, was a big hit--

with everyone!

Here, Amelie showed Linus his blue tractor card.

And Linus showed off his mad drilling skills. He really liked the drill.

Linus attempted to drill the rest of his gifts.

We actually had to take away the drill so he could open the rest.


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!

And Amelie drew a most-impressive tractor on our homemade table cloth!

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.

Linus with his gifts.

He finally got into the whole paper tearing thing.

Rock and Violet look on. It'll be your turn soon, Rock!

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.

Rock and Lulu dug in!

Adeline forgoes the fork and Violet contemplated the same.

The almost-Kindergarteners, Amelie and William (aka Dewey), waited patiently.

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.
Cake drunk?
I'm thinking that's a big maybe.

We love you, Linus! And we're ever so thankful to have had for two years. We look forward to what this next year will bring! And the one after that, and the one after that, and...


Lynn said...

Excellent summary of an excellent evening. Thanks for planning the party around our schedule...Adeline and "mille mille" would have been really disappointed to miss celebrating with Linus.

Oh, and thanks for the AMAZING lemon ice cream pie....have I mentioned lately how much I love that stuff....and you?

Sweet November said...

Yea Linus! What an awesome birthday! Hey, where did you get the tool set. Dylan may be getting one for his 3rd (I can't believe it) birthday next month! What's the 20th or 27th look like for you guys? We miss you!

AnnEliz Rob#3 said...

That's so sweet!
I love the picture of him sitting next to his presents. He's a funny little guy.

Anonymous said...

That's all pretty adorable!

Mrs. Fix said...

I just watched the video (after Becky told me to!) and apparently Rock is trying to blow out the candles too! Hilarious! Thanks again for inviting us -- we had a great time.