A look at David’s 2nd Birthday

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My baby turned 2 on Sunday!

Two!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Jennifer says · 12.17.15

Oh my gosh! So cute. I’m such a dork, I tried to help him blow out the candles. lol

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Jayni Buechler says · 12.17.15

You have such a beautiful family! The video brought tears to my eyes! I am so excited to experience all of these firsts with my little boy. Thanks for sharing!

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Lori says · 12.17.15

SOOOO cute!! Love when he saw the train table! Thanks for sharing David’s day!!

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Melissa says · 12.17.15

That video is priceless!!! Love two year olds!

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Dana says · 12.17.15

Thanks so much for sharing your video of David’s birthday! Truly made me smile. I remember those days quite vividly! My baby (Max) is now 9 and I remember when he was David’s age…always a Thomas train in one hand and a car or truck on the other! Our Thomas the Train phase lasted 3 loooooong years! Enjoy the moments – they go by in a flash! ❤️

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Brittany Warren says · 12.17.15

Thank you for sharing this! Wow, video is so much more powerful on these special days than just images. Can you share what device you used to shoot this? Was it your i-phone or something more technical? I would LOVE to do this for my son’s first birthday in May! 🙂

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Lizzie says · 12.17.15

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! My son is turning two in May and I would like to know where David’s birthday shirt is from so I can get my little guy one. We want to make his day extra special since he will be having a two month old little brother when his birthday rolls around! Your mom did great with the cake as well,great idea!

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Skyler Larsen says · 12.17.15

Oh my gosh! What an adorable video! My little girl turns two in January, so it made me excited for her birthday. You have the most adorable little family, Kate. Thanks for sharing.

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Kelly Huddleston says · 12.17.15

Aww! So sweet and adorable! Thank you for sharing such a special day!

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Elizabeth Robison says · 12.17.15

Thanks for sharing these sweet moments with us!

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Donna says · 12.17.15

David’s lashes are incredible and Luke’s scrunchy nose smile melts my heart. You are so Blessed! Enjoy

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Amanda says · 12.17.15

Thank you for sharing this video. I had the biggest smile watching David see his choo choo and saying “whoa” to everything! So adorable!!! You have a lovely family.

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Alysia says · 12.17.15

What a sweet video! Thank you so much for sharing! Seeing your boys makes me even more excited for my little boy’s arrival in February.

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Angie says · 12.17.15

Kate,
You have a beautiful family! Those boys are so cute!

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Angie says · 12.17.15

My little guy got that same dump truck last year for Christmas, and over the past year it has gone EVERYWHERE with us. Camping, outdoor parties, and all over our yard and inside our house 1000 times.

He recently turned two as well, and during that week I had that same feeling of awe when I realized how many people love and care about our family. The important things really came into perspective after becoming a mommy! 🙂

I know you will have such a happy Christmas with both of those wonderful boys! (I laughed out loud at that belly picture) 🙂

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Joni says · 12.17.15

So sweet!

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Justine says · 12.17.15

Happy Birthday David! Such a wonderful birthday! So cute.

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Sarah W. says · 12.17.15

Thanks Kate for sharing a little snap shot of David’s birthday. My 40 year old brother had a Tonka dump truck like that. It was passed down to my boys (15 & 10 now) and is still making its way through our family! Probably in the top five favourite toys ever! I recommend a bag of those decorative rocks that are often used in floral arrangements. We kept some in the playroom for “heavy duty construction” play ;). Enjoy!

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Charlotte says · 12.17.15

Looks like he had a blast! Well, except for that injured lip! My son loved trains….still does! Hope your little guy enjoys that train table for years to come!

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Michelle H. says · 12.17.15

That was the sweetest video ever! It would be awesome to see more like it in the future if you’re willing to share with us readers. And as always, you look gorgeous, Kate!

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Ashley says · 12.17.15

Precious! What great memories for you all. I love when he sees the train table!! And you all blowing the candles out together! So sweet!

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Amy says · 12.17.15

I love how he kept saying “Wo!” 🙂 You have the sweetest family Kate. Happy Birthday to David!

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Ali (@almalarockera) says · 12.17.15

This looks so cute. He’s such an adorable toddler.

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Jennifer says · 12.17.15

Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful family!

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Stephanie says · 12.17.15

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! It looks like he had a great day 🙂

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Megan says · 12.17.15

What a sweet birthday for your little boy! Isn’t it amazing how fast those two years have gone?!

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Heather says · 12.17.15

All the pictures are great, but I especially love the one of Luke and grandpa(?) where you can see his little belly!
Happy birthday, David!

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Sandra G says · 12.17.15

Thanks for sharing Kate! You have a beautiful family and I truly enjoy watching your boys reach their milestones. My baby turned 19 a few weeks back and this so reminded me the days we spent with our young babies. God Bless you all!

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Kara says · 12.17.15

How cute was that video. He is adorable and it was so fun to see a little glimpse of him on his birthday. You have an adorable family, thanks for sharing little bits of it.

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Jami says · 12.17.15

That was so super sweet 🙂 Thanks for sharing a snip it into your mommy life!
XO

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Michelle K says · 12.17.15

We had a similar Sunday. My 5 year old fell and knocked her front tooth out. Blood and a tooth with a large root still attached. Ugh. Anyway a visit to the dentist and all is good. She will just be without a front tooth for a long while. Same like you, I think it hurt us more than the kiddo. Bummer but looks like he still had a great birthday!

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Cynthia says · 12.17.15

Precious boy! Beautiful family! Love this phase of life – it moves quickly….

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Anne says · 12.17.15

Kate, you have such a lovely family! Thank you for sharing the joy of David’s 2nd birthday.

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Emily says · 12.17.15

Adorable! Forgive my curiosity but do you have a pool in your backyard? If you do I would love to read a post about how you make that work with both boys! Although I guess that is more of a summer thing.

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Kristin says · 12.17.15

Well, that video made me cry. What a beautiful family and a very special birthday.

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Evelina says · 12.17.15

Happy birthday David! I’m so sad about this fall from the chair! It sounded very traumatic. But I loved those pancakes and your idea to put the road tape on the floor. I bet he loves it!

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Andrea Worley says · 12.17.15

So cute! his reaction the the train table and saying “wow” over and over was the cutest!

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della wirtz says · 12.17.15

really sweet,simple, and special! Happy Birthday!

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Meghan says · 12.17.15

My babies turned 14 and 12 (both boys) today. Yes.. They have the same birthday two years apart. I always get emotional on this day every year knowing we’re closer and closer to them leaving the nest. Very sweet pictures!

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Maggie Shabe says · 12.17.15

The best ever! Happy Birthday David! Looked like such a great day! Thank you so much for sharing it with us : )

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Sarah @ Smile & Conquer says · 12.17.15

Happy Birthday little man! Kids are so amazing how they can bounce back from injuries like that…I would be whining about it for days! Lovely pics and that cake looks amazing.

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Carrie says · 12.17.15

Thanks for sharing! What a precious family you guys are!!❤️

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Daniella says · 12.18.15

His reaction to the train table! AH! Aren’t you SO excited for Christmas?! I can’t wait for my boys faces on Christmas morning 🙂

Sorry about the lip 🙁 My 2 year old had his first bout with the Stomach Flu last week (it was rough) and each time he got sick he would point and say “mess.” It was the saddest, and sweetest thing ever.

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Amba McCrudden says · 12.18.15

Gosh I enjoyed watching that, such simple pleasures and Davids expression at seeing his train track all set up was so precious.

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Ashley Whisenant says · 12.18.15

We are having my son’s 2nd birthday party tomorrow! I can’t wait! This also reminded me to make sure I get video footage too. Such sweet memories.

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ashley says · 12.18.15

adorable! i can’t believe he’s already 2!! happy birthday!!

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Trisha Joy says · 12.18.15

OMG this was so sweet!! He is so adorable and looks like such a great and sweet boy! As a long time follower, I have watched David grow up right before my eyes and I can’t believe he turned 2! I can’t imagine how you’re feeling! Thank you for sharing this sweet moment.

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Darby Hawley says · 12.18.15

Blame my preggo hormones, but when David saw his new chuga set I teared up because I was so happy for him 🙂

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jennifer says · 12.18.15

What a sweet video.Your boys are so precious! Thank you for sharing it!

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Amy says · 12.18.15

Such a precious video to cherish for years to come!! What did you use to video and edit? Have been in the market for something and would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much!

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Tara Barnes says · 12.19.15

Where is that train table from?! It is perfect!! Happy Birthday David! Such a cute family!!

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Evelyn says · 12.19.15

This video was so adorable!! He seemed very happy, in spite of the fall. They usually recover better than we do

Happy birthday David!!

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Laura says · 12.20.15

My son is just a couple weeks older than David and we also had a construction-themed party! He even has those same PJs David was wearing. So fun to see them grow up “together.” Happy birthday, David!

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Meghan says · 12.22.15

I love his reaction to his new train table! What a nice idea to videotape a few highlights of the day. You have such a wonderful family! My son is 2 months younger than David so I am always following your blog and Instagram since we have kiddos just about the same age. 🙂

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Tiffani says · 12.27.15

That video is extreme cuteness overload. Thanks for sharing!

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LISA C PARSONS says · 12.30.15

Love the video. Can you tell me what video editing software you use if any? Thanks

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Cheryl says · 01.19.16

Wow, I had lost track of your blog and just remembered about it today. The last time I was here you just had David. As I watched this video it brought me to tears. This reminds me so much of my boys. I am also a hairstylist but never really worked much after having, like you, two boys in two years! What a blessing! If I can only go back to that time when they were little. They are teenagers now and I have loved seeing them grow and mature but I miss them being little so much. If there are any words of wisdom here, that would be to treasure these moments (as I’m sure you are) because they will be gone much faster than you can imagine.

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