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This weekend was filled with birthday celebrations for our little Doozer who turns two tomorrow – yikes!

It all started on Saturday with a special Lincoln and Mom only trip to Grand Forks. We had to pick up party supplies and groceries but I made sure we had some fun along the way.

First stop, lunch at the Sun Beam Cafe. We shared fresh hummus, veggies & pita, some tasty spring rolls with a delicious peanut sauce and then, for dessert, an apple cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting.

Afterwards, we headed to the park to burn off some energy. Lincoln made friends with two little girls who were also at the park with their grandparents.

There were bridges to cross.

Rocks to sort.

And ladders to climb, repeatedly.

When we got home I decided to start decorating Lincoln’s birthday cake. Lincoln decided to eat the sprinkles.

Like Aunt, like nephew – right Auntie Christa? 🙂

This morning (Sunday) we started the day with special homemade coconut pancakes with blueberry-banana sauce, fresh blueberries, banana slices and real maple syrup. A special birthday breakfast for a special little boy.

After a quick clean-up, Lincoln and our friend Doug played with the balloons in the pool while Mom prepped the party food.

Balloons!

Then this happened.

Andrew and Doug decided that two big trucks were better than one when it came to removing a tree stump in our yard. I gave them until the first guests arrived for the party to “play”. For the record, the tree stump is still firmly in the ground.

On to the P-A-R-T-Y!

My very good friend and fabulous photographer Nicole lovingly agreed to be the official photographer of the day. She is just starting up her own photography business, True Blue Photography, and captured the day perfectly – thanks Nic!

We kept the party low-key this year and only invited Lincoln’s little friends. It was the perfect day for a pool party.

The birthday boy!

Hanging out by the pool.

Opening presents.

Airplane!

Tractor!

Time for cake.

Who needs a fork, or hands for that matter.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, butter cream off of Buzz’s foot.

Family shot.


Lincoln and Dad were all tuckered out after a day in the sun.

So was Glenn 🙂

Thank you to everyone who made Lincoln’s 2nd Birthday a special one! He finished the day off with a Skype session with Nanny and Poppy Hicks so he could open his present from them (interactive Buzz and Woody!). Even though we are so far away at least we have the internet to stay connected – love you lots! note: Eek! I mistkingly wrote the wrong grandparents names the first time this was posted! My sincerest apologies to Nanny & Poppy Hicks! We love you guys!

And remember the tree we planted last year in honour of Lincoln’s 1st Birthday? Here is what it looks like now.

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T-R-O-U-B-L-E

You can tell already that these two have trouble written all over their faces…

Lincoln and Oli discuss the ways they can sneak into the pool without anyone noticing.

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It’s hard to believe but the first year is over. Lincoln officially turned one on Sunday and I think he is still recovering from all the excitement! His birthday began with him waking up at 2:30 am ready to rock & roll. We had company over so I didn’t want to let him cry himself back to sleep, and after a failed attempt of bringing him to bed with us, I had to have a play session with him in his room until 3:30 am. He went back to sleep until 6:00 am when he woke-up again, ready to rock & roll. This time I took my pillow into his room and caught a few more zzzz’s while he safely played in his room until 7:00 am. He came to bed with us and slept until 8:15 am. So on went the coffee and our day began! I think he just wanted me to remember last year since he kept me up most of the night then too 🙂

Happy 1st Birthday!

We lucked out and had great weather for a pool party. Linc’s birthday guests arrived at 11:30 am and jumped right into the pool. After some burgers and hotdogs on the BBQ, Lincoln’s sugar ban was officially lifted and he dove right into his cake. All of the kids were scared he was going to eat it all and that there would be none left for them 🙂

Beach ball cake made just for me by my mom!

Everyone was very generous and Lincoln got some great presents. Some of the highlights were the black pick-up truck from Nanny & Poppy Hicks and the wooden rocking horse from our neighbours.

Dad pimped out my ride with some cool stickers from my Uncle Doug's shop. Thanks Nanny & Poppy!

Danny & Anna from the across the street passed this rocking horse, which has been in their family since their kids were young, onto Lincoln - what a lucky guy!

Nanny Simmonds arrives on Thursday and we hear she and Grampy have some special birthday surprises for Lincoln all the way from New Brunswick!

We had a great time celebrating with Lincoln and we thank everyone who shared in this special day.

Group shot - Happy Birthday Lincoln!

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Boys will be boys

Lincoln loves playing in the dirt and mud. I joked with the health nurse the other day that he probably wouldn’t need his one-year needles because of all the dirt he has eaten in the past month. She thinks it’s great that he loves being outside and is being exposed to dirt and germs, but he’ll still get his needles – shhh, don’t tell him.

We bought Lincoln a $5 pool because he loves to splash around in the water, and we all know what a love of dirt and water creates…MUD!  He decided the other day that it would be a good idea to climb into his wading pool fully clothed.

The dryer ball is good for everything except preventing static on clothes.

He got nice and dirty and was oh so proud of himself. I missed his actually time in the pool but the aftermath was definitely captured.

Yellow!

Lincoln decided that mom needed a hug after he was done. I think he just wanted to get me dirty too but I took the hug anyway – how can you say no to a face like this…

Hi mom!

His clothes went straight in the washing machine and came out sparkling clean – thanks Seventh Generation! I can’t wait until the weather gets nicer so he can play outside without clothes on.

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Summer, summer, summertime

The pool is open, the deck chairs are out, and the sun is shining. Summer is here! It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were eagerly awaiting Lincoln’s arrival and now he is busy enjoying his afternoon snack by the pool.

Chilling with dad and Glenn.

Crackers and water – poolside!

Diaper-free time on the deck. He is wearing his swim shirt that Uncle Greg, Aunt Christina and cousins Ainsley & Maren gave him for Christmas – he should get a few uses out of it this summer.

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