Jayden: "Thomas Birthday?"
Me: "Yes, you are going to have a Thomas Birthday Party."
Jayden: "Few weeks!"
Me: "Yes, in a few weeks."
Jayden: "Two!!" (he holds up both index fingers when he says it)
Me: "Yes, you're going to be two years old!"
Jayden: "Papa!...." and then he goes through a whole list of people he expects to be there.
It has been so much fun planning this party since he actually knows whats going on this year! I really enjoyed the day this year, unlike last year when I put too many details off until the day of the party and was too stressed to enjoy any of it. Sunday morning, Jayden and I went to the grocery store to get some fruit for a fruit bowl, drinks and pick up his balloons. That kid was so excited about all those balloons! We got a giant balloon in the shape of James (one of Thomas' friends for those that don't know) and he had to check on it the whole way home to make sure it was still in the car with us. I fed him lunch and put him down for a nap when we got home and decorated the house while he was sleeping. I wish I had the video camera running when he came out of his room and saw all of the decorations. He was so excited about everything!
We had about twenty people, including seven kids, to show up so we had a full house! The rain held off so the kids got to play in the yard for a while and we ate pizza and fruit (Jayden's favorites). The kids also decorated their own visor and played in the playroom downstairs. The girls were definitely more interested in decorating their visors than the boys were. Jayden enjoyed putting the stickers on his but refused to wear it. The girls either wore theirs or carried them around for the rest of the party! Next, Jayden opened his presents. After he opened each present he had to take it over to Papa who was sitting on the couch and show it to him. My Dad had a whole pile of toys sitting on the table in front of him by the time that we were done. I decided that I should have let him sit in the floor with Jayden and open the presents and I could have relaxed on the couch! Jayden did such a good job of saying thank-you to whoever gave him the gift. I was very proud of him! After presents it was time for cake. Jayden knows the birthday song and wants to sing it to different people all the time. He was very excited to have everyone singing it to him and actually sang louder than anyone else! He blew the birthday candle out not once, but three times! He made me so proud the whole day! I can't believe what a big boy he has turned into!
My parents stayed and helped me clean everything up so I have to say a big thank-you to them! I know that Jayden had worn Papa out! I am also so grateful to Jason for all of his help this past week! He had a much longer list of things to do than usual due to the fact that I am enormously pregnant!