Today the boys are two. TWO. They’re almost fully grown. Practically adults. Basically old enough to go to college and get married and leave me forever. I might be in a bit of denial, but I can’t tell for sure. All I know is that I need time to stop immediately so that I can get as much out of the little years as possible.
Since our life pretty much revolves around our impending move to Colombia, we figured that a little latin birthday fiesta was fitting. But I don’t know how to cook Colombian food, and I have never actually been to a Colombian party, so we had to kind of wing it and go with whatever we could find that seemed fiesta-ish….which meant it more closely resembled a Mexican fiesta than a Colombian one. But those are just details, right? (:
We knew we would be gone on their actual birthday (today), so we had the party yesterday instead. They had a great time splashing around with their little friends, clobbering a pinata, and chowing down on some good ol’ latin fiesta food…aka tacos, chips & salsa, and Emily’s famous homemade guacamole. Oh, and green cupcakes with bugs on top, because that’s how toddler boys roll, and they think bugs are awesome.
It was a fun party, although I was exhausted by the time I got home last night. But I didn’t have much time to rest and recover, because we had to load up and leave by 7:30am to make it to church in Louisville, MS this morning. (Our latest destination on our support-raising adventure.) It’s hard to do a breakfast birthday celebration when you’re in a big rush to leave town, but we stuck candles in the muffins, sang “happy birthday,” opened a few gifts, and hit the road with a few minutes to spare.
So we traveled most of the day, made new friends in Louisville, had a visit from Nanny and Granddaddy, Skyped with Mammaw and Pappaw, and ordered pizza for supper. Despite the fact that we didn’t do anything remarkable, I think the boys had a fun day.
And now I have two-year-olds.