Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday Number 2!

It's official. I no longer have 3 babies under 2. Yesterday, Sebastian and Collette turned two! We didn't have a big celebration, mostly because Thanksgiving is just 4 days away and we are hosting. Also, Billy and I were looking forward to something low-key after last year's 1st birthday extravaganza.

On Saturday, we took Collette (and Matteo) to Build-a-Bear as a special birthday gift just for her. She definitely enjoyed herself, even if she didn't 100% get what was going on. After going back and forth between lots of stuffed animals, she finally ended up with a fluffy bear which we named Happy because that's the only part of "Happy Birthday" she will say.

Helping fill up her bear

Proud Momma

Saturday night, Billy fought his jet lag and put together the train table so we could surprise the twins with it on Sunday morning (their actual birthday). No surprise, it's a big hit.

For Sebastian's special birthday gift, I took him to the toy store to pick out his own special train. He picked a Thomas with snowman car.

Overall, we had a very nice day, quietly playing at home with FavAuntie (who is still staying with us!!) and Grammy and Grandpa. This year was such a busy one, I'm glad we celebrated in a calm way.


  1. Happy Birthday to Collette and Sebastian! Two has been such a fun age for us (in between the tantrums, of course).

    We also went super low key when we celebrated birthday number two, and it was nice. However, the kids have been to a couple of birthday parties recently, so now they know that some kids get to celebrate in a big way. With birthday number three coming up in a few months, I'm not sure what we'll do. I'd like to hold off on the kids' parties for another year or so, but we'll probably do a little more this year than last year.

    I love how you took each kid out to get a special gift just for him/her. Maybe we'll add that to make this next birthday a little more special.

  2. I also like how you took each one out for a special gift. If I can remember, we may do that too. Birthday number 2 is in just a couple of months and then 1 1/2 months later is number 3 for Michael.

  3. Happy Birthday, Collette and Sebastian!

  4. Yeah! Happy Birthday, Collette and Sebastian. Ned and Penny can't wait to come over and try out the train table.

  5. Happy, happy birthday, Collette. Happy, happy birthday, Sebastian. It's been an honour to "watch" you grow.

  6. WOW!! *2*?? That doesn't seem possible :)

    Awesome that you took each out for their own special little treat. I like that!


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