Will Turns 2 (and the Simplest Birthday Party Ever)


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Will’s 2nd birthday was last week.  We had a really simple celebration at home that mostly consisted of putting 2 candles in an apple and then opening the birthday cards and couple of gifts sent by family. We still aren’t really letting Will eat any sugar, and when we asked him what he wanted for his birthday for the preceding few weeks he would invariable answer, “apple.” So that was his cake.

I want to write a whole thing about how precious this child is, how these have been the two best (and hardest) years of my life, how, when John and I are having a serious conversation Will will get a serious look on his face and nod thoughtfully here and there, how Will is best friends with all the older boys at church and has them following him around like he’s the king of the world, how he sings little songs and folds his hands when we pray at night and takes a truck or train to bed with him at night instead of a stuffed animal… There is so much I want to write, but this pregnant mama is going to take a nap instead.



2 thoughts on “Will Turns 2 (and the Simplest Birthday Party Ever)”

  1. Wow! Good for you! I have a 5 and 2 year old and I wish I had made things this simple for them. I feel like we always go way overboard with everything. We’re also making a huge effort to cut the sugar from their diets. It’s not easy.

    1. Yeah, the older he gets the harder it will be to keep celebrations simple (and keep sugar to a minimum)! And the “party” ended up being so simple because we’ve just had a lot going on and didn’t have the energy to do more!

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