Showing posts with label Wyatt's 2nd Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wyatt's 2nd Year. Show all posts

A Tractor Birthday Party!


Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass


Last weekend we threw a little birthday celebration for Wyatt!  

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

This was Wyatt on his actual birthday with his birthday muffin!  We got some practice in blowing out candles.  I took that picture while also filming Wyatt and singing him happy birthday.  That was my super-mom moment, and I'm pretty proud of it, rare as they are!

The rest are pictures from the family party on Saturday!  It was pretty low-key, just cake with immediate family, but I decided to do a tractor theme anyway!

(That's my attempt to draw a tractor in the corner!)

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Wyatt is so into tractors right now, and he loved his tractor cake!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

I ordered this children's book and had all the family write birthday messages to Wyatt on the inside cover, like a guestbook.  I did this last year for Wyatt's first birthday too, and I think it's going to be our birthday tradition.

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Perfect occasion to wear his tractor shirt!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

My two year old!  


Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Miss Gwen at her brother's birthday party. . .

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Wyatt got lots of great gifts, including a Berenstein Bear book, a movie, clothes, bathtub ships, a tractor flashlight, a horse toy, a "Gator" tractor toy.  Derek and I got him a car track (he's also very interested in cars right now), and Derek's family got Wyatt a basketball hoop!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

A reverse slam dunk . . .

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

He figured out how to throw the ball in the right way pretty quick though!

Time for cake!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

He was so excited to blow the candle out!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Family picture!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Yum.

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Gwen was tired out - it cracked us up because she was sleeping with her harms held up un the air like this!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

Wyatt playing with his new cars!

Tractor Birthday Party | Through Clouded Glass

It was a nice time to celebrate with family, to celebrate our two year old!  Wow, that's still weird to say . . .

The Elephant Photos


Alternatively titled "Futile Attempts To Take Pictures Of My Toddler".

So, you know those pictures I do with Wyatt and his elephant?  They usually turn out so well because I bring in reinforcements, ie. Derek, to distract Wyatt from the camera and get him to look in the right spot.  It always works like a charm, because Wyatt thinks Derek is hilarious!  

However, last week on Wyatt's actual birthday Derek wasn't going to be home all day long.  Every time I've taken Wyatt's elephant pictures I've remembered to do it on the actual day he turns a month or year older, and I didn't want to break my streak - I was determined to take the pictures myself on his actual 2nd birthday.  Surely it could be that hard to get a smile out of him, right?

Oh, my friends, it was.  Not only was it hard to get him to smile, it was nearly impossible to get him to sit still.  So, I give you the attempt to take Wyatt's elephant pictures . . .

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Was he sticking his tongue out at me here?  

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He decided it would be fun to grab his elephant and throw it - and he looked pretty happy with himself afterward.

I gathered it back up and we tried it again.

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He kept wondering why we couldn't bring the rest of his stuffed animals down from the net.

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Poor kid was tired, so I at least got a few sleepy shots.  The one above is probably the best picture for size comparison that I got.

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Mischevious?  Yes.

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A boy and his blanket. 

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He's being so nice to the elephant, patting him on the head. 

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Let's put him on the shelf, why don't we?

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My attempt to slow Wyatt down - I put him in the rocking chair.  That lasted about 2.5 seconds.

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Back on the shelf, and he walked away.

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I set the elephant on the floor and Wyatt came to pick him up.  I thought I had found the right trick to get a good picture! 

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Then it was apparently time to wrestle with the elephant. 

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Not sure what the pouty lip was about here, but that's the exact face Wyatt made when he was born!  He's still got it!

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This is what happens when you are taking so many pictures at once - a good action shot as Wyatt fell down.  Don't worry, he was okay! 

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See?

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Aw, giving the elephant a hug?

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Nope, biting the elephant's head.  Oh boy.

And that was as good as it was going to get.  Oh well.  I actually think these pictures are pretty fun to look at, even if they aren't the normal sit-by-the-elephant-and-smile kind!

And for comparison, here is a brief elephant picture history:

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One Month Old.


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One Year Old.


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Two Years Old!

My baby is getting so big!
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