Sunday, July 26, 2009

"HAPPY DOO!" Jonah Turns 2!!

Jonah celebrated his second birthday yesterday. It was a day of laughter, tears, rain, sunshine, tantrums, and hugs and kisses. What more could you want for your second birthday?
We started the day by making banana-chocolate-chip-pancakes.

Jonah did a great job of sampling the chocolate chips and smooshing the bananas.

After breakfast, Jonah opened presents from Grandma Jo and Grandpa Black, who tuned-in via Skype. Jonah wasn't as excited about his cute new outfit from GAP as I was.

He did get pretty excited about the dress-up doll book my mom made him (It's very manly I assure you; firemen, baseball players, tennis players, army guy outfit...). And, he got even more excited when he opened the biggest toy fire truck I have ever seen. There's even a "fire guy" to stick on the ladder.

Jonah got a cute card and big birthday money from Grandpa David and Grandma 'Nita. That means more choo choos and maybe a pool for our new backyard.
Mom and Dad's big gift was a tricycle. A tricycle with streamers and a bell. I had one just like this when I was little.

Jonah hasn't quite figured out the pedals yet. He kind of just scoots around and gets frustrated with himself. It will be a bike he will grow into love with... we hope.

Mike and I wanted to make Jonah a cake covered in M&M's, Jonah's favorite candy. I made a chocolate zucchini cake with a sour cream chocolate frosting. So yummy! If anyone wants the recipe, let me know. Then, we spent nap time covering it with M&M's and eating a few as we worked. One for for the cake. We bought a 3 pound bag of M&M's from Sam's Club for decorating. We still have over half of it left. Any takers?

Mike and I were pretty proud of how it turned out.
We invited friends to Bryan Park to eat cake and ice cream.

I didn't get to take any pictures of Jonah eating his cake at the party, so I took some today when he ate some of the leftovers.

We sure love Jonah, and we feel so blessed everyday to have him in our family.


McKenzie said...

Happy birthday again, Jonah! What a fun birthday from fun parents! :)

Jeanette said...

Looks like Jonah had a great day! I want some of that cake! It was so cute and it sounds delicious. Jonah sure looked like he enjoyed it. Love you guys!

p.s. How much money did the Lowes give you anyway???? We want a pool in our backyard too!

Chrispy Critter said...

How bout you just leave those M & M's at my house :) Darling pictures! We already miss you guys.

Laura said...

What a fun birthday! And who wouldn't want a cool firetruck like that?! Kinda makes me want to be a kid again.

The cake looks awesome and I'm glad you had a fun day!

Annie Green said...

Happy birthday, Jonah!! Scott and Annie miss you!

kiersten said...

What a fun birthday! I love the m&m cake!

camery said...

Happy birthday!! Can you even believe he is two? I remember shopping for maternity clothes together like it was yesterday. :) He is beyond adorable! And way to go on the birthday cake! Seriously!

Kim said...

The cake is adorable! Sounds yummy too!

sheila piper said...

hey send me the recipe. it sounds so good and i could probably eat the whole thing myself. You have a darling little boy and I can not believe he is two. Treasure these days you well never know how long you have in this life.

Madsen Family said...

Happy B-day Jonah-hope you guys are doing well!
would you mind emailing me the recipe for the cake and frosting? thanks!