I mean, really -- do you remember your second birthday party? No? Thanks for proving my point.
We'll still have a cake, presents, take pictures, and invite family, but I don't see us doing a whole 2nd birthday shing-ding with games, goody bags, and a million kids running around the house. I figure this is the last time we can get away with not having a party, so I'm going to milk it while I can.
I think part of this is that I'm just not a birthday person -- never have been, probably never will be. I trying very hard to change this attitude for the boys, and those who know me know that I will be in full birthday party planner mode come next year when they turn three and will have a clue about birthdays and such. But this year ... why stress myself out?
So, we are about 45 days out (but who's counting?), and I am trying to decide on a birthday theme, mostly so I can start looking at cake options!
Last year for their first birthday, we did a baby Einstein caterpillar cake -- it was great because it was one big cake made up of 5 individual cakes, so each boy got their own individual "body" cake. The boys loved it and it was good cake, but I learned that this year I may want to choose a cake without so much colored frosting on it. Check out the carnage from last year:
So, I'm looking for ideas for cakes! Right now I'm leaning towards a choo-choo train with different cars so each boy can have their own "cake" again?