Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pancakes + Pajamas = A Sweet 2nd Birthday Party

We had Baby Sage's birthday party on June 25th, but honestly it was almost like he had a week-long celebration with Emma gone to Momma G's for the week.  It was so incredibly nice to have that time with him!  While he is always a happy-go-lucky kid, I was really able to see his personality shine through when he was alone.

I guess I never really knew how much Emma bossed him around -- including which toys he could play with and which room he went in!  I knew she as a little 'mother,' but with her gone, I was really able to see all of his amazing personality shine through.

Plus, it was nice for me to get that one-on-one time with him.  I had a lot of that with Emma, of course, but haven't had as much with Baby Sage.  I found myself spoiling him just a bit -- almost like a grandparent!  I let him get by with things he normally would not been allowed to do if Emma had been around, too.  I can see why grandparents have so much fun!  But I can wait to be a grandparent: Baby Sage is already growing up too fast!  I literally cannot believe that as I am writing this he is TWO YEARS old.

(Speaking of which -- how long can I call him "Baby Sage"???  I mean, I still feel like he is my baby and always will be, but... I suspect someone is going to say something soon.)

I told him all week that we were going to have a birthday party for him on Saturday morning.  He seemed happy and excited -- because I was happy and excited. But I don't think he ever really 'got it.' In fact, event the morning of his party, I'm still not sure it sunk in.  Oh well!

Emma came home Friday night, just in time to make it to Sage's party Saturday morning.  We had it at AA and G Daddy's (my in-laws) house, and decided that since we were celebrating in the morning, we would have a pancake and pajama party!

Spoiler alert:  only the kids wore pajamas.

When we got to AA and G Daddy's house, his gifts were all sitting out on the back porch -- along with that amazing cake!  His new grill and basketball goal were not wrapped, so he got into those right away!  We actually had to point him in the direction of the wrapped gifts.


Emma was especially excited about Baby Sage's birthday part -- to the point that we had to keep reminding her this wasn't her party.  We told her she could help, but they were his gifts.  And help she did!  Baby Sage would get slightly distracted by the new toys he had just unwrapped, and only wanted to play with that, not even thinking about his big stack of gifts yet to unwrap!  Emma would start his gifts, and then he would finish tearing the paper off.  She has mastered the art of unwrapping!  He needs a little practice yet, but with Emma as a big sister, I have no doubt Baby Sage will be caught up by Christmas.

After Baby Sage -- with help from his big sister -- finished opening all of his gifts, we moved to the griddle with Mimosas and Bloody Mary's in hand (adults only, of course) to watch G Daddy flip pancakes for our clan.

Speaking of pancakes -- did you see that cake?  In case you were wondering:  yes, we did eat pancakes and cake!  We were all on quite the sugar high after that, with syrup and frosting leading the way!  Everyone crashed pretty hard for naps after the party -- and this time, the adults are included in that.  Made me wish I had worn my pajamas after all, now that I think about it.

It was a fantastic day for my baby.  For both of my babies, actually, as Emma seemed to enjoy Baby Sage's party just like he loved her.

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