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Well hello there. I took an unexpected long blog hiatus. I got a little burnt
out and ran out of things to talk about but I’m back today to share details of
Lincoln’s second birthday. Having a toddler keeps me really busy these days.
It’s hard to do much else besides entertaining him. Keeping off the electronics
is key because he is already obsessed with computers and smart phones and will
try to take over for me. I haven’t been doing much crocheting lately but am
starting to introduce it when he goes to bed since the cold weather had me
wanting to make some new hats.
Lincoln is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse now and loves to watch the Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse show. He learned all the names of the characters and loves to talk
about them. The funniest one is Goofy because when he says the word it kind of
sounds like coffee. Since Mickey is at the top of his list right now we decided
to have a Mickey party for his birthday.
We had a much more low key party this year than last and kept it pretty
simple at our house. My decorating didn’t include too much besides buying a blue
plastic table cloth, red dinner plates with Mickey dessert plates and napkins.
My big creative moment came in the form of Mickey cupcakes. I used a chocolate
boxed cake mix and made homemade cream cheese frosting. I made Mickey ears out
of mini oreos and used red polka dotted cupcake liners I picked up at Jo-Ann
Fabrics. This was not an original idea by any means and I poured over Pinterest
to find something simple but still captured the essence of Mickey. We set the
cupcakes up on the cupcake stand I bought last year (also from Jo-Ann) and
topped it off with the Mickey and Minnie Lincoln got as an early birthday gift.
We kept the food pretty simple too and made chili, mac and cheese and roasted
broccoli, which are all some of Lincoln’s favorites. Everyone sang happy
birthday and he blew out the candles on the first try. It was the cutest thing
ever. Then he proceeded to devour his cupcake.
The whole thing was a big success. Lincoln got a present for his birthday
which his new favorite character and that is Spiderman. He is super obsessed and
it’s really funny. He talks about Spiderman all the time and wants to bring him
Speaking of talking, this kid learns new words and phrases almost every day.
He is a little parrot and is always repeating what we say. He is starting to get
more clear with his words too and it’s becoming easier to understand. Lincoln is
also so full of energy. He loves to run, jump and climb. We started him in a
toddler gymnastics class to give him something to do now that it’s cold and dark
at night. He loves the class but still needs to work on his listening skills a
Christmas is coming soon and while he may not understand the concept he has
figured out what Santa looks like and will call out any pictures or figurines
that look like Santa. We are looking for something low key to bring him to meet
Santa because his attention span is next to zero lately and he won’t do very
well standing in a line to see Santa anywhere.
One more picture to share. I was so excited to get a nice family picture of
the three of us since Lincoln has an uncanny knack for getting wiggly the second
the camera is on us. He may not have a big smile on his face but he isn’t crying
or trying to escape so I will take it as a win.