|The morning you were two.|
7:00 am- HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY!!!!!! Mama rescues you from cribbie! Pancakes and milk and grapes- the Best Breakfast Ever as far as you are concerned.
8:00 am- Pick out birthday clothes, you chose "da dino shiwt wif stipes" (the dinosaur shirt with the stripes) and jeans. Open your first present! From Nana & Papa! A sing-a-long DVD! Watch it immediately, duh.
|Ribbons are tricky...|
While you are watching movie, the pediatrician calls to CANCEL yours & Maggie's checkups today. Mama is superannoyed by this, seeing as BOTH she & Dada have taken the morning off of work in order to wrangle you guys in the doctor's office, however, you have unwittingly dodged a bullet, and will no longer be receiving shots on your birthday. SCORE!
9:30 am- Playdough with Mama. You love that stuff.
10:30 am- Play outside with Dada. Running, throwing, yelling, etc. "De no sceemin iside, sceemin fo owside!" (There is no screaming inside, screaming is for outside.)
11:30 am- Get another present! Indoor bike/scooter thingie! From Mama & Dada! (Secretly, this is a hand-me-down from your cousins, but you love it so! What do you care if someone else played with it first!)
|Look out! I run over toes & tails with reckless abandon!|
12:00 pm- Lunch at Chick-fil-a, "Go chhhhhkfiwa, chika nugga, fwench fwi, paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaygwoun!!!" (Go to Chick-fil-a, chicken nuggets, french fries, playground.) Yep. That sums it up. Except you forgot the giant Diet Dr. Pepper, which is basically the reason mama takes you to Chick-fil-a.)
|The Thoughtful Eater|
|Nuggets for Everyone! Power to the People!|
|Note the giant Diet Dr. Pepper to the right. Congratulations to Mama! She kept you alive for TWO WHOLE years! Drink up!|
1:30 pm- Dive into cribbie headfirst for nap. You are so tired from all the fun. Dada heads back to work.
3:30 pm- Wake up. Open another present from Nana & Papa- ANOTHER DVD! ELMO THIS TIME! Watch it immediately, duh. (Clearly, Nana & Papa wanted to give gifts that BOTH Henry & his mama would equally appreciate. Success.)
4:30- Read books, run around, cook in the play kitchen, sing songs to yourself while swinging in Maggie's swing... your usual afternoon repertoire.
5:30- 'Help' mama in the kitchen while making dinner. Washing dishes, sprinkling salt on chicken, putting the broccoli in the pot. You're a culinary genius!
6:00- Mama won't let you turn on the water in the sink anymore. Throw giant fit. Because you're 2 now, and that's how you roll.
6:30- Dinner with Dada, complete with special birthday dessert of M&M's!!! Your aaaaaabsolute favorite thing ever.
7:00- Get ready for bed. Fall asleep dreaming of your party on Saturday. Cake! Mumsie & Papa! Aunties & Uncles! MORE PRESENTSSSSS!!!! CAKE!!!!
Dear Two Year Old Henry,
I thought about writing you a birthday letter, but then decided I'd rather record the details of your birthday instead. It wasn't much, just a regular day together with a few treats thrown in. But those regular days have become my favorite days of all. And two years of them with you is the best present I have ever received.
P.S. Also, thought I should tell you, you started the 'Terrible Two's" about 3 months ago, so I'm expecting you end them 3 months early. It's only fair.