How did we spend the birthday day?
We crawled out of bed this morning and made it out to Great-Grandma Hill's house to have a joint birthday luncheon for the little guy and the Great Grandma. We made it there by 11:30 thanks to some help from Grandma getting us out the door at our place. It can be impossible to get moving with these children some days...
Bentley declined to join in the lunch eating, despite the lovely offering I provided (Great Harvest bread, salad, rasberry sparkling cider, and fettucine alfredo!). Oh well - Grandma and Aunt Jean ate with me! We did manage to get a picture of the birthday guy and gal (I had too much fun with the photo effects in Picasa, sometimes I can't stop myself):
After lunch Bentley and I left the twins in the care of Grandma (thank you!) and we headed out for fun at the toy store. We visited Over the Rainbow toys and spent a couple of hours playing with trains, trucks, airplanes, and other fun toys. I had a hard time convincing Bentley we needed to head home, but he did eventually give in with good grace! We made it out without too much damage to the bank account. :-)
Bentley napped once we made it home and I made the cake. We went for a double layer brownie cake with (of course) chocolate frosting. I offered Bentley some sprinkles to decorate the top, but he wasn't really interested so the cake ended up with just a slight hint of color:
Isn't the birthday crown great? He wasn't too thrilled about it but since both hands were full of brownie he "couldn't" get it off. I had my picture taken with the king:
After the dessert appetizer we ate dinner. And, surprisingly enough, Bentley had a nice size portion of noodles! Maybe he thinks that being 2 means you need to eat twice as much? I can only hope.
Next up - present time!
We're looking forward to the next year of adventure with this awesome little boy we are lucky enough to live with. We are blessed!