Connor turned two this past weekend and it's taken everything in me to narrow the 300+ photos (sadly no, i am not exaggerating) down to just a few to post here. i failed miserably and thought that if I posted them in little collages it may look like there aren't quite as many. raise your hand if i fooled you...no? typical.
Anyway, the party was a blast and I think he had a good time. There were 50 friends and family there and probably about 20 or so kids. The party was Mickey theme and I tend to go overboard on themes-not this year though. I think i managed to control myself for the most part.Here are just a few of our photos from the party...
Connor's cousin Kaden and cousin Jacob, Sailee, and Jack
"little" connor, gabi, claire and cadence
steph & aidan - carly, sienna & patricia - lauren & jack - adam (godfather) & connor
sally & jocelyn - jill & cadence - ashley & claire - alyssa & jaden
andrea & adam - aunt megan & uncle ryan - chris & dawn - robert & angela (amazing ped if you're looking)
the birthday boy trying out his new tricycle from grandpa van hook!
we got a bounce house and the kids dug it. mickey of course - cece, oli & connor - connor & claire
the cake and connor sneaking some leftovers after the party
We've been to kids parties in the past where the gifts aren't opened at the actual party, but instead done later with the family. This always bummed me out because I love to watch the kids open their gifts-mostly because I like to try for "best gift" and you can always tell by the reaction if you win or not. This year we conceded. Last year was a total cluster-- during gift time, it got crazy with all the kids helping connor open, so cards and gifts were separated nearly 100% of the time...which makes it tough come thank you note writing. So this year, we opened gifts later with the family. Here are a few pics of the gift opening...
Thanks to all the friends and family who were able to be at the party. We really appreciate you loving our little man as much as we do!