birthday celebration, round two

We spent the long weekend in Bend celebrating Lincoln’s birthday- and husband’s birthday!

Here is a boatload of pictures…

He loves Nani... and that lawn mower!

He loves Nani… and that lawn mower!

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starting his hockey training early

starting his hockey training early

Lincoln was delighted to open more presents!

Lincoln was delighted to open more presents!

a new puzzle

a new puzzle

attempting to spray Popi with the water hose

attempting to spray Popi with the water hose

we spent an afternoon at the local pool...

we spent an afternoon at the local pool…

then, more cupcake and singing, "Happy Birthday!"

then, more cupcakes and singing, “Happy Birthday!”

husband got a cupcake too...

husband got a cupcake too…

a beautiful hike by the river

a beautiful hike by the river

piggy-back rides with his cousins...

piggy-back rides with his cousins…

Lincoln & Connor

Lincoln & Connor

Lincoln and Connor and Andrew... so sweet seeing these boys together

Lincoln and Connor and Andrew… so sweet seeing these boys together

two years old!

Well, my sweet baby boy is officially two years old.

We had a low key celebration at home on his birthday Monday, with a few presents, cupcakes and balloons.

Tomorrow we are heading to Oregon to celebrate with the rest of our family.  Here are just a few pictures from his special day.

the birthday boy!

the birthday boy!

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Someone could not wait for his cupcakes...

Someone could not wait for his cupcakes…

Presents!

Presents!

a pants-less reenactment of blowing out the candles

a pants-less reenactment of blowing out the candles

Happy Birthday Lincoln!

my chatty toddler

I know I have been seriously neglecting this blog.  I truly do not know how all of those mommy bloggers out there have time to write daily posts… or how they maintain lives that are interesting enough to write about that often 🙂  Lincoln and I are always on the go, but it’s typically to Whole Foods, the post office or the dry cleaner.  I don’t think those day-to-day errands warrant any blog entries.

So, while I don’t have any fabulous recent adventures to tell you about, I can share some funny things Lincoln has said recently.  He is very verbal these days, and I love hearing all of his thoughts…

– On the airplane back from a recent trip to Bend, OR, the flight attendant asked Lincoln if he would like anything to drink.
He asked for a La Croix. (Apparently, my obsession has rubbed off.)

– Instead of wishing me a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, Lincoln said, “Happy Easter Day!”

-One day while Lincoln was napping, I was sitting in the room with him, snacking on a bag of cashews.  Upon waking up, Lincoln saw the bag and very quietly, but very eagerly whispered, “Nuts… Cashews… Yes!”

-Reciting the words to “Looby Loo” (very similar to the “Hokey Pokey”)… Instead of saying, “I give my hand a shake, shake, shake,” quickly, Lincoln very slowly says, “I give my hand a shake, a shake, a shake…”

-We’ve been doing some counting recently, and Lincoln’s 1-10 usually goes like this, “One, two, three, four, nine, ten!”

-Every time we talk about walking outside or are about to go out, he always reminds me, “Do not step on any bees!”

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My silly (almost 2 year old!!) boy