Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

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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.

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

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

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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.

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A trip to his most favorite place on earth,
Chuck-E-Cheese.


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!

10 comments:

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..

Susan 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!

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From Tracie said...

Happy happy birthday Koen!