It’s time for another flashback.
Since I only started blogging after Missy Moo was born, there are so many special moments and big milestones that I never had the chance to document here. Buba’s first two years of his life were full of fun adventures, many firsts, and great milestones that I am now trying to flashback to and record before I forget them.
Here I share with you Buba’s 2nd Birthday which came only weeks after Missy Moo’s arrival.
Unlike Buba’s 1st birthday, we held his party at the local community center. My mommy group of friends was growing at a rapid speed and hyper two year olds need room to run around and play! We hired our favorite teacher from Kindermusik, Harriet Gore, for child entertainment. She is highly recommended and great with the kids.
I chose the Disney Cars theme, trying to pick a theme that was easy to decorate for and boyish. Buba started really liking hot wheels so I thought it would be perfect for him. Little did I know this would start a whole new obsession with Disney Cars that I wouldn’t be prepared for. He had never even seen the movies up until this point. From this day forward and still, he has not stopping begging for Disney Cars memorabilia and watching those movies. If only I would have known! lol
Since Buba has extreme allergies to nuts and eggs, I found a lovely lady to make eggless cupcakes for his special day. Every birthday boy deserves cake on his birthday! At first I think the sweetness was intoxicating but as he got half way through his cupcake he soon grew tired of the over powering sweet taste and pushed it away. He has only ever had something sweet once before so his tastebuds weren’t accustom to it like most kids. Nothing like watching a child spit out cake on his birthday!
We kept it small, and invited the mommy group that I was so lucky to become a part of and a few friends that have had babies alongside Missy Moo. It was great to not have to worry about my house being completely destroyed from a bunch of sugar high toddlers. My best friend and her family all came too, which meant a lot with Paul’s family in Ireland and mine in the states these milestones are never the same without family.
I remember sitting back and looking over the room at all our friends feeling so happy that I have found such amazing people to be a part of our lives. It was only 2 years before this that I didn’t have many other friends with small babies when I first gave birth. I felt sheltered and a little lonely at first. Mr P had to work and my days were filled with just Buba and I. After meeting the BBB mommies and my best friend next door, things really changed for us all.
I am so glad that I am a very organized person and had Buba’s birthday all planned out and ready before I gave birth to Missy Moo. I knew with my due date was only the week before his 2nd birthday I wouldn’t have time to do anything else for it but show up. Lucky me, Missy Moo must have known it would be pushing for time and came three weeks early, giving Mommy some time to recuperate and prepare for the party. Here she is above, still all scrunched up, next to a good friend of mine, J, who only had her lovely son a few months before me.
I think Missy Moo enjoyed the party as much as her big brother. Luckily for Buba there were plenty of people there to spread the attention between the birthday boy and his new baby sister. Not that he minded sharing the limelight, he hadn’t really noticed her yet.
Check out this video I made from his birthday party. Brings back such great memories, life truly does pass us by!