Sunday, December 04, 2011

Spenser's 2nd Birthday

Spenser turned 2 years old on November 28, 2011. This was a busy Monday with Mama and Daddy both working until 5 PM so we put off his official party until the following Saturday. We did let him open a present a day until the big party.

His big present was the Playskool Sesame Street playset. It comes with Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Spenser's favorite, ELMO! Spenser kept tearing little bits of wrapping paper off, stopping to proclaim, "WOW! What's that!"

The big party was Saturday afternoon. We had two kids over, Xander from around the corner and Gracie from school. Their craft was to decorate bags with pom poms to recreate Elmo's face. I later stuffed the bags with crayons, a coloring book, a slinky, Elmo stickers, and M&Ms as their party favor.

The kids had pizza, goldfish crackers, and juice boxes for lunch. If you know anything about Elmo, you know that pizza is his favorite food and he has a pet goldfish named Dorothy.

Instead of a big cake, we had chocolate frosted cupcakes with Elmo decorations.

Spenser knows how to eat cupcakes. There is at least one chocolate-y handprint on my dining table chairs now.

I made cake pops in the likeness of Elmo. While not difficult, they were pretty time intensive.

Spenser's friend, Diane (our neighbor), got him this singing, rocking Elmo.

In addition to the guest of honor, a very special guest, ELMO, showed up to say hello! Gracie was so scared she had to leave the house. Xander, when asked if he wanted to sit on Elmo's lap, replied, "No way!" Fearless Spenser was right up there with his hero.

Later that night was the Christmas parade downtown. We bundled everyone up and lasted about an hour and a half of the parade before we got too cold and too tired of the immense crowd before we left. Happy Birthday, my sweet boy!


Marci said...

Awww...I love this. His party looked awesome. The Elmo gift bags were a neat idea. (Which of the bags in photo was Spenser's?) He's so cute w/ that Elmo cake pop. And while I did know Elmo's pet is a goldfish named Dorothy, I didn't know his favorite food was pizza. I think Spenser is more of a "hardcore" Elmo fan than Owen ever was. :)

Marci said...

Btw, no way would Owen have sat on Elmo's lap. I haven't even been able to get him to sit on Santa's lap since he was 17 mos old, & even then he about freaked out. At 6 yrs old he's still too scared.