Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!


Today is Koen's second birthday!

We had a celebration over the weekend and
even though we are on a tight budget,
I didn't let that stop me from making his day feel super amazing.

My plan is always to put a little extra love
into the planning and preparations
so that he can feel how important he really is to us.

I make it a point to enjoy the process.
I just love when extra special "doings" pop up in
my normal weekly schedule,
it makes life exciting.


Like the fun of sneaking off alone
to the toy store to fetch a little gift that I
know he will adore.


A special trip to Party City, just the two of us,
so that he can pick out his party theme.


Making homemade cupcakes and sprinkling them
with stars so that they feel extra magical.

Then, gathering up our loved ones
in one place to shower him with love.


A trip to his most favorite place on earth,

It may seem simple but I am always happy to discover
that the simplest moments in life
are the ones that are the most important.

I know that he could feel love
that was put into his special day.

It was a Happy Birthday indeed!


R Montalban said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet Koen. The pictures look magical, bright, sunny and special :-)

singedwingangel said...

Happy Birthday Koen. Leigh he is so adorable with his hair and those little hands reaching up to play the game..

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the pictures!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Happy Birthday, Koen!

The pictures are great! They capture all the vivid colors of a happy childhood.

Sending love and hoping y'all had a great day. xo

Sue said...

Looks like curly-top Koen had a wonderful birthday! Even a two-year-old enjoys picking out his own party theme.

You are such a cute mom.


Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy! I actually think that simple birthday are the best.

MommaKiss said...

Ah - happy happy birthday to the lil man. 2 is a fun age. Not to mention, cupcakes? Well. Yum.

Anne-Marie said...

Aww, how adorable! I love the Elmo theme he chose =) Happy Birthday to your little man!

KatieSue said...

There's nothing like it :) I hope your precious little man had a great birthday!

From Tracie said...

Happy happy birthday Koen!