Our son, Andrew, and his wife, Terri, live several hours away from us, so when there’s a family gathering planned, we usually spend a Friday night with them and then come home on Saturday evening.
in New York City. It was reported on the news as being the worst storm since they began recording statistics way back when. Not even a flurry here. Amazing!
Practising blowing out candles
Kyle is such a dear little birthday boy. He copies almost everything his 4 year old brother, Corey does....which can be good OR bad :) He's at that very cute stage, toddling around and talking in abbreviated words and sentences……..i.e. for 'yes' he says 'es', and 'I go' when he's off somewhere, and 'wadder' or 'juice' or 'milk'!!', holding up his sippy cup close to your face when he's thirsty, and so on. He uses his manners very well when reminded :) He knows ALL the animal sounds and loves to play farm and Noah’s ark. But his very favorite thing is DUCKS! Consequently, on his birthday cake, napkins and plates was a yellow ducky.
Eating ducky cake...mmm, good!
On Thursday night he came down with a stomach bug and it looked like the party might have to be postponed, but he was doing better by Saturday. He still looked a little pale and wasn’t quite back to his normal sweet natured and curious self, but he did well in spite of that. He loves having company and seemed to enjoy his party immensely. So did Corey, who enthusiastically helped open presents. Actually, he was a little too much help and had to be reminded that it was Kyle's birthday :) It’s a bit hard to differentiate when you’re only 4!
Opening presents with Corey...ah, I think that's mine.
Terri’s family and our 2 girls, Kylie and Kathy, came in the afternoon for the party.
Ross, Kylie, Corey & Kathy being silly
After the presents were opened, we ALL had fun playing with the new toys :)
Opening fork lift with Dad..oh boy!
I took loads of pictures with our new camera and thoroughly annoyed everyone :) My kids and my husband love to pick on me about my overzealous picture taking (among other things). Terri is a little kinder. I told them they should appreciate my enthusiasm :)
My dear children rewarded me by pulling faces and spoiling several ‘could’ve been perfect’ shots. I vowed to get them back for that, so they should beware of future posts!! (insert evil laugh) On second thought, why wait? I'm going to get Andrew right now by posting this picture of him crossing his eyes!! (Andrew, the reason there's not a GOOD photo of you, Terri and the boys on this post is because you ruined that perfectly great shot that I took of all 4 of you!!! You WILL be sorry my boy!)
Happy 2nd birthday little Kyle!