Wow, kind of embarrassing to have my last post be titled Merry Christmas when it is February! Between Christmas, colds (for both Declan and I) and Declan’s birthday my nights were filled with sleep or birthday prep. I actually chose to post this over making valentine tattoos, which will have to wait another night. I hope to have a post and a free download for the valentine tattoo sheet by this weekend for any procrastinators like me who want a quick and easy non-candy valentine treat!
But back to Declan’s birthday! He is now officially a two year old and will tell you so if asked. We are still working on the whole two fingers thing. We say two, he points one, it is all very entertaining. We went with a safari theme since Declan loves the zoo, has a million zoo animals and is too young to tell me “no mama, I want an elmo/super hero/insert-tv-show-character-here party!”. We went simple with a party at my mom’s house, food catered by the same Mexican restaurant who we used for his first birthday, centerpieces that we already owned and Target dollar bin mini animals for the cupcakes. Unlike last year, when I tried to pretend I was a baker and made a dry cake from scratch, this year I was smart and bought devil’s food cake mix and white frosting for the cupcakes. Delicious! Fun was had by all and we felt so blessed by the family and friends who were able to make it. Declan is officially spoiled and we may have snuck a few gifts into the closet to pull out at a future date.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day for him! We had planned to have a friends playdate party the following day, but it had been pretty rainy so we canceled it. I haven’t rescheduled it yet but I took the time to create and cut out a ton of cute safari tattoos, so that will keep me accountable for making sure the party happens! Temporary tattoos might be my new favorite favor for parties and holidays. Kids love them!! Declan rocked his elephant tattoo the whole day.