It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was sitting in a hospital room marveling over our new baby boy. Our first child. We had no idea what we were in for and all the happiness, wonder, frustration, tears (both good and bad) and love he would bring into our lives. These past two years have went by both slow and fast.
I think back to those first days and they are a blur. I see pictures of him when he was weeks old and can't believe that is the same little boy I spend my days with now. We love watching him grow and feel so blessed to have him in our lives. They just wouldn't be the same without ya kid :)
This year for Derek's birthday we threw him a party a couple weeks early while we were still in Michigan to celebrate with all our family and friends. We did a pirate theme and I made the cake (a tradition I started last year and am hoping to continue to carry out until I can no longer make and decorate a cake for him). Everyone had a great time and I was happy we could do this for him before the big move.
Today was his actual birthday, and since we don't know anyone here in Fargo yet (we have only been here a little over a week) it was just the three of us. We still wanted to make the day extra special so Daddy started it off by making Mickey Mouse pancakes with rainbow sprinkles. Then we all got ready and headed off to the Children's Museum here in town. It is a super cute old farmhouse that has been converted into a bunch of different play areas for kids of all ages. It was only $5.00 to get in and he absolutely loved it!! We played with trains and trucks.
We climbed and played with balls in the toddler playroom that used to be a small attic-like bedroom.
We learned about bees and climbed through honeycombs.
We painted in the art room and did a bit of grocery shopping.
We played house and had fun peeking out windows and over banisters.
We even learned how to milk a cow.
After all of that we had even more fun eating nuggets and fries and playing in the play place. He usually will only climb up the first couple of steps and then climbs down and repeat. But, in honor of becoming a big boy on his 2nd birthday, he felt it necessary to climb all the way to the top and actually venture through the tubes and tunnels. I was both scared for him and super proud. He didn't get scared or call out for us he just laughed and played with the other kids. When he was ready to come down we had to talk him through it, but eventually he figured it out and climbed down all by himself. SO BIG!
We had pizza, another one of his favorites, for dinner, followed by red velvet cupcakes and ice cream. It was a great day and I even though I know he won't remember it, we will. Love you so much buddy!!