Piglet’s 2nd Birthday-Choo Choo, He’s 2!

Today was Piglet’s 2nd birthday party, and the theme was his obession: choo choo trains!

Once again Daddy got creative, this time making him a cardboard choo choo train he could climb inside! I added some paint and details, but the credit definitely goes to Match for making this awesome train.

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We used black masking tape to add a train track to the sidewalk, and I made a few railroad signs.

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I would have liked to do more, but with my full time work schedule right now, I just ran out of time. I am definitely missing the days of being a stay at home mommy! With the limited time we did have, I’m happy with how it all turned out.

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My mother-in-law sent Piglet an adorable conductor’s costume that was perfect for the party. I couldn’t get him to keep his hat on the whole time, but I managed to snap a few pictures with it on.

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The kids had a lot of fun playing on the train, and playing with Piglet’s train table.

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Monkey had fun with the train too! The look on my neice’s face is priceless!

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Our new dining table was perfect for cupcake time. I loved seeing all the kids sitting on the bench seats together.

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It was so nice getting to celebrate Piglet’s birthday with my brother, his kids, and Match’s sister and husband. Not to mention my childhood friends and their kids. The party was on the smaller side, and it gave us time to enjoy it a lot more. I loved the intimate feel of the party, and that while it was busy, it wasn’t the insanity that is a first birthday party.  Piglet went to bed all smiles and chattering about his fun birthday party. His actual birthday is this coming Wednesday, and I plan on sending him to daycare with cupcakes. I can’t believe my little boy is going to be 2 years old!

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Little Blue Truck 1st Birthday

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Piglet’s first birthday party was better than we could have hoped for. It was chaotic, loud, and so much fun. Piglet wouldn’t take more than a 20 minute afternoon nap, and we were so nervous that he’d be a fussy pants, but he was all smiles. We were so impressed with his ability to handle all the activity. It was like he couldn’t sleep beforehand because he just knew it was his party. He was too excited to sleep! The decorations all came together, and I’m so happy with how everything turned out.

We had the little blue truck and the dump truck, complete with felt animals that I hand stitched:

little blue truck & dump truck, www.dategirldiaries.com

little blue truck felt animals, www.dategirldiaries.com

There were blue frosted cupcakes, with homemade cupcake toppers:

Little Blue Truck Cupcake Toppers, www.dategirldiaries.com

I also made a chalkboard sign for Piglet. Guests said it was great because it answered questions they had about him!

www.dategirldiaries.com: chalkboard birthday sign, #littlebluetruckparty

The clothespin timeline was my favorite decoration piece. I love seeing how he’s changed throughout the year. Don’t mind the glare on the pictures. I am still learning how to take good photos!

www.dategirldiaries.com: clothespin timeline photo

Match was so helpful all day. He helped me put up streamers in the family room, and he cleaned up our patio and deck, and got everything guest ready. Then the guests started arriving, and it was party time!

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Match got really into the theme, and even coordinated his outfit to go along with Piglet’s. I love that he is such a good sport!

Little Blue Truck Pinata, www.dategirldiaries.com: #diypinata #littlebluetruck

The kids had a great time with the pinata. Unfortunately, Match made it a little too sturdy, and we ended up having to put it on the ground and let them just whack it to death. Either way, the kids had fun and the adults were thoroughly entertained!

Piglet did not mess around when it came time for his cupcake. He had been waiting a whole year for a sweet treat, and he did not want to miss out!

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The rest of the party was a blur of opening presents and visiting with guests. Piglet’s Godparents, Geeky and Fireguy, went all out with a Giraffe rider. It was the hit of the party!

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We had friends come from out of town, and Match got to see some of his academy buddies. Between the three guys, they have had four sons since graduating from Law Enforcement Academy. Pretty crazy! All the guests seemed to have fun mingling and playing together. partyguests

We are so blessed to have so many people that love our little man. Onward to year #2!

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little blue truck 1st birthday, www.dategirldiaries.com