Monday, January 16, 2012

Caleb's 2nd birthday party!

Back in mid-January, we got to attend the second birthday party for Joshua's little buddy Caleb!  Last year, the boys had a joint birthday party -- they were born only nine days apart, and we just had to capitalize on the fact that we had independently chosen names that went together so well.  ;)  [Side note: I cannot believe how much bigger our boys are a year later!!]  This year, we had separate parties, but you better believe we weren't going to miss little Caleb's birthday celebration!

AndrĂ©a and Erik created a wonderful construction-themed party in their Butler apartment -- bright yellow decorations, a full wall-sized construction scene to color, printed out construction signs all over the walls, and a truly awesome dump truck cake.  And, of course, toy cars and trucks galore!

Caleb actually understood how birthday cakes and candles worked, and was able to blow out his own candles.  Very impressive for a two-year-old!

And Caleb's baby brother Joel totally joined in on the festivities.  :)

Joshua had a blast playing by himself with Caleb's trucks and begging for bites of cake from other people's plates...  We're working on teaching him better party manners!

All in all, we had a wonderful time celebrating Caleb's second year of life!  Happiest of birthdays to you, little buddy!