We had a blast celebrating Carter's two year anniversary of his arrival to our family. In fact we had so much fun that we dragged it out for three days.
The Actual Birthday
We started out Carter's Birthday by having our buddies Oliver and Heather over for chocolate chip pancakes in our pajamas. After breakfast the boys played so well together that Heather and I just let the morning slip away while we relaxed in our PJs. When lunch came around we decided to make Carter's favorite lunch Mac N Cheese and then finally around two we said bye to our friends so Carter could take his nap.
After nap and when Daddy made it home from work we headed to McDonald's where Carter played on the play place and ate a little food. Daddy and Carter loved climbing around together.
Once we got home it was time to open presents. I took several videos so that Grandmas and Grandpas could somewhat feel like they were a part of it.
Carter loved reading this Little People book that Grandma and Grandpa Herzog gave him.
The next day we went with a few more of our buddies to the Children's Museum where Carter's favorite things to do is paint and play with the Choos.
Time to sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles.
What a completely different experience and picture than last year when it was time to blow out candles.
After nap time Matt, Carter, and I headed downtown for some great Saturday celebrations Pittsburgh does during December. Those of you who know Carter know that he LOVES buses. So we got to ride a free Trolley bus that takes you to all the big Holiday stops downtown. They had a Santa Elf on our trolley too who was our tour guide. It was very enjoyable, but the best part was Carter's HUGE perma-grin and hearing him say Trolley Bus over and over almost to remind himself that this was actually happening. The only sad thing is that I forgot my camera so I couldn't get any pictures or videos of this. We stopped and saw a display of Gingerbread houses that were not your average gingerbread houses. Then later on that night we got to go on a free horse and carriage ride around downtown. Carter thought that was pretty cool, but after experiencing the Trolley Bus nothing else could compete with that.