ben loves birthday parties and reminisces about his 2nd birthday often - usually remembering the bouncy castle. he also talks about our friend, Kai's first birthday where he ate the plentiful candy off of all the tables while mommy wasn't looking. for MY birthday, i kept telling him that we were having a birthday dinner and he'd ask, "will there be a bouncy castle and candy?" and i kept saying, "no, grown ups don't have parties with candy and bouncy castles." then i showed up to a surprise birthday party with tons of candy and a bouncy castle. ben must have wondered why mommy had been lying to him! but he's happily eaten birthday cake for daddy's birthday, uncle matt's birthday, and this past weekend, Kai's 2nd birthday. all the while, he's anxiously awaiting his own party.
i told him that it was going to be a firefighter birthday (i've been busily pinning firefighter birthday parties to my pinterest boards) so he likes to talk about having a fire truck cake (i hope it works out!). he's been practicing holding up three fingers instead of two. but last night was the cutest: he prayed, "thank you that i am almost 3 and thank you that my birthday party is coming."