Monday, September 07, 2009

Two Years Old!

I can't believe that Logan is two. He has become such a big boy! He is a little chatter box and likes to try and make people laugh, he is our little comedian. He is the most stubborn child I have ever met and he has more energy than a Tazmanian Devil which equals loads of entertainment and an exhausted mommy. His favorite things are cars, bikes, cooking in his kitchen, chips, juice, books, being outside, watching Disney Pixar Movies, and playing with friends. He hates milk, naps, and getting sand on his feet. I always ask the nursery teachers how Logan behaved and my favorite response was, "He has more fun than anyone." Logan really knows how to suck the marrow out of life and I love that I get to be a part of it.

On his birthday we had a little family party and last Saturday we celebrated with friends. Here are pictures documenting the whole thing:

Logan got some awesome presents. Thank you Grandma Elsie and Grandpa Paul for the tricycle. Logan rides it everyday. When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said he wanted a bike. He talked and talked about getting a bike for weeks. When he woke up and I told him it was his birthday he immediately asked where his bike was. He is such a nut. Thank you Nana and Papa for the presents too.

We got Logan this slide for his birthday and it has been a hit! I love it, it can fold up and we can play with it inside or outside and I even like the colors. The flags above his head were strung up all over. I made them the night before. I wanted it to be exciting and special for him when he got up that morning. I was going to just have balloons all over the place but I could only find a few laying around the house and it was too late to go out and buy more. So I cut these out using scrap book paper (thanks Candice) and sewed them together (thanks for the idea Steph). I was pleased with the way they turned out.

Cute birthday decorations can be hard to find so I displayed some pictures of the birthday boy and added balloons and a party hat.

Logan's birthday theme was monsters so at his party all the kids made a monster puppet to take home. It was super easy. I made my own pattern and sewed the base out of two peices of felt. Then I cut out all kinds of noses, mouth, etc. The kids chose what they wanted and then their parents helped glue them on. I think everyone had a lot of fun.

Here is Lindsay helping her girls Ava and Sydnee make their puppets.

Here is Parker with his puppet. Isn't it cute? He did a great job.
The kids also helped to "pin" the face on the monster. We are missing Avy and Brody here.
Parker and Logan are being scary monsters.

Here are the fabulous puppets. I love them, I think the kids did such a good job!

This is a picture of Logan being sung to. His favorite part is to blow out the candles. We let him do it several times at his "family party".

I read Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. I was pleasantly suprised at how attentive the kids were.

We had lots of yummy food and a hideous monster cake but at least it tasted good. I had made the cake late the night before and decided to decorate it in the morning before the party but I ran out of time, oops. So I just had to throw a face on, oh well.

A picture of the crowd.Here is Emily with her daughter Sydney and our buddy Brody (Cass why didn't I get you in there too?).

Here is Jackie and Avy.

Just ask Briley, the food really was good (if I do say so myself).

Here are the boys after the party. I had such a good time and I think everyone else did too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOGAN!


darcie said...

ha! logan in the picture of you reading shows he really does have more fun that anyone. he looks like a blast. i think he and my monster could be great pals.

Kurt Radmall said...

Happy Birthday Logan! How are you so crafty and fun? How do you have time and energy to do all of that stuff? I think you're great and you know that. Love to your darling little family.

Kurt Radmall said...

Kurt loves you too-but it really is me.

Elizabeth Moon said...

That is SO cute Marissa!!!
and a great big Happy Birthday to Logan!

Kim said...

What a fun party! You made everything happen. It looks like everyone had a great time including Logan. (You have to love that hair.)

I can't believe how much Campbell has changed. Miss you!

Laurel said...

Dang! I can't believe he already had birthday number 2!!! You are amazing, and Logan's birthday parties look like they were equally amazing. You Borup girls don't fool around. :) Love and miss you like crazy, Rissy!

Mandy said...

okay you made it sound like you did nothing for the party. You looks FABULOUS. love the colors and the monsters, and the banners, and the cake. It all turned out so cute. Nice job mom. Way to make it happen. Can I have your kids. they are so freaking cute. xoxoxo

Stamp With Linz said...

Too cute- all except that picture of me! :) It was a fun day- you did such a good job. Happy Birthday Logan!

Ryan and Melissa said...

Your kids are so stinkin' cute. It makes me happy to see you so happy! I was thinking about you the other day and thought about how grateful I am that we have been friends for so long. Love you!

Carrie said...

Hi Marissa,
Your sister Steph tipped me off to your idea of decorating family photos for a party. Adorable! We're celebrating kids' parties this month on and I'd love to share this idea with our readers. I couldn't find your email here, but if you're game would you email me and let me know? Thanks!