Grayson’s birthday party was yesterday afternoon. We went small this year- just family, at our house. In addition to grandparents and aunts and uncles who live here, we were so touched that my brother Peter and his wife Megan flew in from Nashville to help us celebrate. My brother Matthew also drove in from Waco. So sweet.
The theme for the party was A Very Veggie Fiesta, combining two of G’s favorites- Veggie Tales and Mexican food. For a party I basically threw together in a few days, I think it turned out pretty cute, and everyone seemed to have fun. Of course, I had a TON of help from my sister and sisters in law- just wait until you see this cuteness.
The invitation, designed by my little sis Rebecca, who sadly is in Savannah and wasn’t able to come to the party:
The decorations: since the colors were similar to last year’s party, we used the banner Hannah and I made last year.
We bought red paper lanterns at Hobby Lobby and turned them into Bob the Tomato.
We did the same thing with green balloons to make Larry the Cucumber.
And we couldn’t resist making “real” Larrys.
Before the party started, Aunt Hannah wanted Grayson to open his present. He was super excited about the tissue paper!
Ok, you ready to see the cutest thing EVER?!?! Check out what Hannah and her mom MADE for G. Seriously, it is just too precious for words.
And you have to look at Larry- he has a sombrero and a pancho- ha ha!
We ate taco salad (thank you Megan for making yummy guacamole and Brittany for the queso), then G opened his presents, although he wasn’t too happy about. He said, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to!”
Cake Time! The oh so talented Hannah made these utterly adorable cake pops, displayed in flower pots with peas- oh, the cuteness.
I think the highlight of the party was when we presented Grayson with his cake pop. He of course put it in his mouth, but I don’t think he had any idea he was biting into food. He bit the head right off Larry, which apparently was hilarious, because he burst out laughing. It was oh so cute, and we all laughed (and cried a little).
It was wonderful to be surrounded by family on our sweet boy’s 2nd birthday. We have so much to celebrate!
After the birthday boy went to bed (is there anything better than Grammie cuddles at bedtime?), my goofy siblings had some fun- they seriously crack me up!
My brothers’ wives (and me). I love these girls SO much!