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Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Big Second Birthday at His New House!

We celebrated Harris's second birthday a couple of weeks ago and it was big fun.  He is really at a cute stage of life and I think he and the rest of us had a big old time.  

This was the scene when I got there.  So, I eased a little closer to see what these two were getting into.

It smelled delicious and tasted fabulous, too.  Bryan had slow-cooked on the grill some pork roasts for a Bar-B-Q meal and he and Mama were breaking it up with forks.
I found the birthday boy out in the shop part of their new digs.
He was checking out the candles that would go on the cake for him to blow out.  
Jessica had things looking cute with a farm theme.  She kept it simple by using his little farm animal figures as center pieces along with some cute cow masks she had stuck to sticks.
Everybody had to peep through them and say moo before Harris was satisfied.  I think he probably was the cutest little peeper.  He would try with one and then another to see if it looked different.
Silly Aunt Bridgette had to peek through while Luci and Lillie smiled and looked cute.
Harris made sure that Lillie peeked through one of them, though.
Cousin Clara may be just a bit older than him but she had to peek through a mask, too.  I think Harris was a little more concerned with cousin Kylie feeding his lunch to one of the cows on the table, though!
Harris liked Luci peeking through and had to give her a bit of love afterward.
Luci loved the centerpieces and kept moo-ing over and over because she saw the cows.  Interestingly, she had them gallop everytime she got her hands on one.  Wonder why?
Jessica had printed, cut out, and they hung a cute banner proclaiming the celebratory event.  It stood out against the insulated wallboard backdrop there in the shop.
I loved her little creative signage.  The spoons and forks were pitchforks and shovels.
It all looked cute on the cow-spotted table covers and it tasted delicious.  She had baked beans and home-made slaw.  Mamaw had contributed corn light bread.
The Krispy treats were called hay bales.
The chocolate oatmeal cookies Aunt Emil made were called cow patties.
A freshly painted wheel barrow filled with ice and bottled water was labeled as the watering trough.
The cake table had a cute, cow-spotted number two and a galvanized pail of cow tales on it.  
There were two cakes - the spotted one was rather traditional with a white layer and a chocolate layer.  The hay bale one was eggless for Harris.  Both were yummy!
We all chowed down and enjoyed the feast!

In case you haven't noticed, the chalk board captured part of the info for remembering:
Harris weighs 32 pounds and is almost 35 inches tall.  His favorite things are milk, riding tractors, chocolate, and feeding cows.  He got to do all those things, too!
The little man had a hard time sitting still long enough to eat but I do think he swallowed a bite or two.
He had to check out Luci's fare to be sure her menu didn't look better than his.
To prove how good the food was, even the pickiest of eaters chowed down!
He was gifted with some really cool things and wanted to play with each one in turn - not really into opening all the gifts and then playing.  He wanted to open one and play for a bit! I sort of wanted to play with this backhoe, too!

These girls, his older cousins, had a big time and were full of giggles most of the day.
He did dig in and check out all of his gifts - and was even interested in the clothes.  I guess he is a bit like his dad after all.
He got into a rhythm of pulling out the paper...
...reading the cards...
...and playing with the toys.
All-in-all it turned out to be a thumbs-up kind of day for Harris and the rest of us, too.
I think the whole family would rate the first party at their new digs as a success!