Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Joel!

Today marks Joel's 2nd birthday. He awoke to this scene in the kitchen:

I made blueberry muffins and we sang Happy Birthday to him.

He opened his presents - gardening stuff and a book from G&G Payne, a puzzle and a whistle from us.
He drooled over his birthday cake, which we won't be eating until after dinner (although everyone has been asking all day long for some cake):

Samuel and I had Bible Study Fellowship this morning, so Ed and Joel headed out for the birthday celebrations. Ed took him to the Lincoln Park Zoo and then to Ed Debevic's for lunch and a birthday sundae. Ed gave him a present that he bought him - Connect Four. (Sorry for the look on Joel's face - I think he had a better time than what the picture makes it look like! Maybe it's the dumb hat!)

We'll have dinner tonight and then dig into that Diego cake.

We love our little birthday boy so much. Thank you God for two wonderful years with him (so far). XOXO!!


Carol said...

Looks like Joel had a great birthday. The cake is FABULOUS! Can't wait to see you next weekend. We love you and miss you.

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Joel. You are just adorable!! Hope to see you soon.
Uncle Daryl & Aunt Peggy

Angie said...

First off, happy birthday Joel! Your cousins love you. Secondly, is Samuel holding a lighter? I thought stuff like that only happened at our house.