Monday, October 08, 2007

The Party

Here is the little man on the day of his party ~ he is decked out in his Tom Brady jersey and looking very Patriot-like. A good 90 percent of the party goers wore their Patriots gear (my brother-in-law wore his Red Sox Schilling jersey, since they were on the TV following the Patriots game.) By the way, both the Patriots and Red Sox won - yeah!

We had five Crock pots going -- chili, cheeseburger (sloppy-joe like mixture with cheese), party meatballs, kielbasa with pineapple/ cranberry mixture, buffalo chicken dip; two warming trays --for Golfer's Chicken (Russian dressing, apricot preserves), cheese lasagna, and corn casserole; plus various dips --Mexican, BLT, onion, artichoke, salsa; and a cheese ball. Love the leftovers when I have parties -- although there wasn't a lot leftover this time. After the Patriots game, many stayed to watch the Red Sox triumph over the Angels, then the Yankees lose to the Indians :)

Brady had only a little nap before people came over so he was a very tired boy for his second birthday party. He managed to hang in there til we did cake and presents, sat on a few laps and had some bottle, even having some icing from his cake... then he was all done. No fussing - just putting his head down and snuggling in to whomever was holding him. So he was laid in his crib and the party went on around him.

He received fabulous gifts -- more Patriots wear (plus a new Brady jersey that will fit him next year- yeah!) along with toys, diapers (I asked for them!), cute outfits, and money for pictures and formula. People had asked me what to give Brady and all I could think of was diapers, so we got a few of those. I was psyched! As many of you know, it is hard to figure out what is age-appropriate for Brady. He is just now playing with toys he got last year. Luckily, the toys he did get this year fit right in to what he is doing now.

Michael had given Brady a Red Sox Build-A-Bear for his birthday last year (kind of a present for Brady AND Michael since Michael got to build it......hmmmm) so this year Michael built him a Cub Scout dog, aptly named Scout. Brady loved it of course, giving him kisses and hugs, all unprompted.

It was a fun day ~ plus we had today to recuperate and relax. He was very interested in his little buddies and cousins, and they were all so adorable and gentle with him. His real birthday is next Saturday, so he'll get his present from us then --don't tell him: it's a wooden sandbox with an umbrella/awning thing on top (gotta keep those WS kids out of the sun!). Tomorrow I think he's going to start on some whole milk with heavy cream with his speech therapist... I'll let you know how THAT goes!

Thanks for the well-wishes everyone!


Katie said...

Gorgeous photos! doesnt he look cute in the Patriots shirt!

Julie said...

Great pictures. I love his little cheeks.

Heather said...

He is so cute Kerry!! two years old, I bet you can't believe it! Sounds like a great party, sorry about no leftovers. I love having them too.

Tara said...

It sounds like you had an awesome day! Love the photos! He is a doll. I agree with how tough it is to buy toys for these kiddos. It's hard to know what is age appropriate - and I don't know about everyone else, but Payton doesn't really "play"?? It makes it tough when it comes to birthdays! Happy Birthday Brady!!!

Nicole said...

What a cutie! Looks like a great party! Happy Birthday!

Keep us posted on the milk. Our soy is going well.

Every minute counts.... said...

Looks like a fun party!!


Laura said...

Sounds like a great day. He is just too cute!!
I'd love to use some pictues of your cutie pie for the slide show, if you wouldn't mind.

Michelle said...

Great pictures! Sounds like it was a wonderful party and he's so cute kissing Scout!

PS - I couldn't tell who the bobblehead is supposed to be :)

Teresa & Shawn said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Brady! Sorry we've been kind of AWOL lately. Brady looks adorable in his jersey! We are looking forward to our playdate in a couple weeks.