Tuesday, November 16, 2010

James' 2nd Birthday!

We had a crazy fun weekend with lots of different activities including celebrating Memaw's and James' birthdays.  Sunday, November 14th was James' 2nd birthday, and we had a little party at Lita and Pop-Pop's (my parents) house and invited Memaw and Gramps (Rich's parents) to come over.  The menu was spaghetti, garlic bread, and broccoli, since that is a meal that James likes to eat.  He especially likes broccoli, which is funny, because he's pretty picky otherwise.  I also made a truck cake since he is into all things with wheels, but especially likes construction vehicles.  Rich and I got him three vehicles--a bus, a delivery truck, and a tractor--which all go speeding across the floor when you pull them back.  He got a big Tonka dump truck from Memaw and Gramps that used to be Rich's when he was a little boy.  Gramps repainted it, and it looks great!  He will have great fun with it outside in the yard and in the sandbox we are hoping to get soon.  Lita and Pop-Pop gave him a fire engine that makes siren noises, lights up and the ladder rotates.  Mom also found a fire hat that says "Goose Creek Fire Department" on it--perfect!  He (and Anna Ruth) have been enjoying his new toys since then.  Here are some pictures of the day:
James is happy to be 2!

eating his second helping of broccoli

My first attempt at a truck cake--I was happy with the outcome, and James liked it too! 

James enjoying his chocolate cake

James trying to figure out how it all works and enjoying every minute!

playing with his truck at home while wearing his new hat

Fall Smocked Dress for Anna Ruth

Here is another dress I smocked for Anna Ruth.  I like how it turned out.  I had a hard time figuring out what kind of design or picture to go with.  But I wanted it to be elegant, so I think the geometric design accomplishes that.  I am also working on a matching outfit for James, so I'll post pics when I get that finished.  I am enjoying smocking more and more as I get better at it, though!  I have two more dresses to work on for Anna Ruth for the winter.  But if I don't have time to get it all done, I'm sure they will fit her next winter as well, so that's good. 
Here are my two cuties all dressed up for church!