As soon as Maxson went to bed the night before we got to work putting up the birthday decorations: streamers, signs, balloons, and faces of 1 year old Maxson, we felt all sneaky putting them up, it was so fun.
Well soon after Max woke up the next morning we got him to go downstairs and his face was full of wonder and excitement, so awesome. He was most excited about the balloons on the floor for sure and 2nd came the awe of little Max faces all over the walls "Maaaa! Maaaaaa!"
Breakfast was the ultimate (frozen) pancakes topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and 2 candles. Again his smile made you feel like a million dollar parent. I thought to myself why do I not do this every morning, he's so happy!
When we began singing happy birthday to him he looked at us with a closed mouth smile and then put his head down all shyly, it was dang adorable. We loved it. Maxson ate all 3 pancakes with no complaint or coaxing (woah, that's not normal. Usually he eats half of 1 and the rest ends on the floor).
Max helped me make his cake.
I tried getting a cute picture of Max with his monkey but it was a no go, they were all blurry because he moves so much. I
contained kept Max in his crib with food while I took pictures of the babies.
Soon after naps I was in the process of watering down the juice Max wanted (hello, that's not new, kid). Well epic tantrum of all tantrums ensued for 1 whole hour and continued to escalate for various reasons because of baths, monkeys not allowed in baths, mom going downstairs, diaper changes, having to put a diaper back on because he wouldn't get in the bath. I've never lost my patience more with that child than I did in that hour, sadly.
Somehow I got him calmed down. Dad finally came home. We ate dinner, mac n cheese for the birthday boy because he never gets it at our house but inhales it at other people's houses. As soon as dinner was over we opened presents! Giving presents to a 2 year old has to be one of the best feelings in the whole world. His face LIT up with each gift, so excited over every little thing. Oh how I love that child.
Max, Julie, and Grace enjoying (only the frosting on their) cake.
It was such a fun birthday. It was great to do special things just for Maxson because it was his birthday. I was surprised that it was the day that he caught on to repeating that he was "TDDDOOOOO!" when asks how old he was. He would also hold up one finger and then look at it and try to figure out how to get one more finger up but it ended up all fingers would come up and he just couldn't do it out, so darling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXSON!