Thursday, February 3, 2011

 2 years ago today was nearly the worst day of my life.  I can't believe I almost didn't get an epidural with this monkey! Luckily the anesthesiologist was good at his job and the day turned quickly into one of the best.
This is my favorite picture of him in his first few months of life (thanks, Linds!) and one of the only where he looks cute. He had some pretty ugly days in the beginning :)
 Remember his bird boy days?!  c-reeeeeepy.
Our day was full of celebrations and fun!  Here he is adamantly stating that he's still one. 
He had quite the argument with the Meijer people when they handed him his cake and congratulated him on turning two.  We visit the free cookie people at Meijer at LEAST three times a week so they were super excited to make Ike's cookie cake. Both rugrats LOVE Meijer cookies.

 Tonight we went to the store so Ike could spend his gift card from gma pat and gpa brent (thanks!!- he ended up with an assortment of cars) and to McDonalds for some nuggets.

 And then we made our way home to open his bubble machine.  I bought it two summers ago on clearance to give to him on his first b-day but he had too many gifts so we packed it away and decided to pull it out for this year :)  He LOVES it.  Zeb does too.
 He got laughing so hard he could hardly breathe.
 These two really are best friends. I love that they are so close in age.
Ike is still more coordinated than Zeb and definitely has some innate athletic abilities! He's quite the talker these days and still loves black beans more than most anything.  He LOVES to run, race, and play ball.  He can tackle Zeb in one swoop and he is crazy about wrestling.  He is still obsessed with his blanket, binky, and bobo and I'm still happy to indulge.
We love rugrat number 2- but it seems as though he's been preparing to turn two the past few weeks and has become suddenly quite terrible!  Here's hoping the terribles don't last too long!  Happy Birthday Freddie!


M- your favorite said...

Happy Birthday Big boy! Can't wait to squeeze your face!

Annie O said...

Too cute. Happy b-day Ikester! Nannie Annie and Grumpa and Daysa love you. We can't wait to see you in March!

dockters said...

Happy birthday to Ike!!!

I still remember you knocking on the door in labor with Ike! I can't believe you taught seminary that morning!!!! Hard to believe that was 2 years ago!

yaya said...

He's two already? Well, happy birthday Ike! Cute pics, especially where he's laughing his head off! My sister made black bean brownies..maybe Ike would like the recipe?!

Pat and Brent said...

What a cutie pie! Can't believe the way the blue outfit reflected to make his eyes look so blue. He had beautiful eyes - especially in the bird beak pic. Love that little man.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday to your little man! It's truly amazing how quickly the time goes by.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to cute Ikey!!! Love him so much.