Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Big #2!!!

Owen's 2nd birthday came with lots of celebration, as you might have expected!

He started out the day with a birthday doughnut. Then, we visited the Kohl's Children's Museum with our friends Andrew and Liane.

The water room is always a big hit...

The boys loved giving "Lola" a bath! I hope they don't try this at home :o)

Owen always just has to get in that kennel for a picture!

Possible future career options: cat groomer or sandwich artist (following in Dad's footsteps!)

After Owen's nap, we picked up Daddy at work and went to Red Lobster for a Lenten Friday night birthday dinner. Owen had a birthday sundae and they sang Happy Birthday. He loved it!

I had already worked Sunday so I could take Friday night off. After Owen went to bed that night, we got everything ready for the party and Mike put together Owen's birthday gift...

Saturday morning, Owen woke up and was quite excited about his gift. After a stroll outside with Mike and Lola, Auntie Em and Jim came over to go to lunch at an extra special birthday lunch... We went to the Choo-Choo Resturant in Des Plaines. Your food is served by an electric train that comes right to your table. Owen loved it! He was so excited but he surprisingly ate a good portion of his lunch, too.

They also had this old fashioned train you could ride on. As you can see, it was the perfect resturant for a 2 year old boy!

After lunch, we hustled back to Evanston so Owen could go down for a quick nap before his birthday party guests arrived. After he went to sleep, we frantically decorated and did all of the final party preparations. We woke Owen up about 10 min before the party was to start and he was in a good mood (luckily!)

You'd never guess it, but we had a heck of a time finding a Sesame Street cake. We went to 5 different bakeries that couldn't help us. Finally Mike started calling around and Tag's Bakery in Evanston came through for us!

I think the kids had a good time! Here are Owen and Andrew hugging. We always have such a hard time getting a good picture of them.

Eva won the game "Pin the nose on Elmo." Here she is modeling her prize slippers.

Here are the treat bags Laura and I made while she was here. They turned out pretty well, if I do say so! We hope everyone had a good time at the party. Thanks to everyone who was able to come. Owen loved being the center of attention. It was a very fun weekend and we look forward to celebrating many, many more birthdays with the big O!