A look at David’s 2nd Birthday
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My baby turned 2 on Sunday!
We had a small birthday party for him with our closest friends, family, and neighbors. It happened to be about 75 and sunny that day, which feels rather out of place for December, so we took advantage and had the party outside in our backyard.
David woke up in his typical happy mood, and his day was made upon discovering the train table my parents had set up for him the night before.
Justin made him customized pancakes, and then we hung around the house while I started getting organized for the party.
About mid morning, Justin and I were standing roughly 1 foot from David while he played at the kitchen table, and in an instant he was suddenly pinned under our dining room chair. Neither of us saw what actually happened to cause the chair to fall, but there was much blood and crying.
Our hearts broke for him! His upper lip split so deeply and being pinned under the chair scared him! It was his first very major injury, and I held him while his mouth bled all over my shoulder (which I didn’t care about) and at one point through the tears he pulled his head off of my shoulder and said ,”a mess! mess!” and pointed to my blood soaked shirt.
I held him for a long time and after about 30 minutes a new fire truck book from Aunt Lauren helped him rally.
I bought some play tape to tape on the floor for the kids to play with. This stuff was so easy to work with and would be a great travel friendly toy to bring on trips!
We bought a chocolate cake from the grocery store and my mom decorated it with some of David’s trucks, crushed oreos and buncha crunch! David loved it!
After nap he woke up to a special gift from Grams and Grandpa Bryan. We went out to the porch and he opened up a huge dump truck! That was so exciting and I was able to see that he would probably be fine that afternoon.
He was, and had so much fun playing with his new trucks and his friends! He ate 2 servings of cake, and even tried playing a little t-ball.
I was struck, as I walked outside where everyone was during the party, at how many dear friends and family we have that would take time out to celebrate David.
Here’s a little video of highlights from the day. . .
It was a fun day, other than the lip injury, and I think David really had a fun time. He would sing “happy day. . . happy day!” to himself the whole next day.