nash's birthday recap

on saturday afternoon we went to see madagascar 2: escape to africa with our little family + emmy. nash did so well-i was pretty surprised. he sat wide-eyed whilst sucking on the blow pop that bevie bought for himself (really? you didn't get one for nash? that wasn't very smart...) and shoveling popcorn into his mouth for the first half of the movie. then he got pretty antsy and began playing with the seat ( up & down, up & down) for the next quarter of the movie. then he hit his limit and fell asleep on emmy's lap till the movie ended. pretty good for a first-time movie-goer. i wish i had a picture of him when the movie started-he was flabbergasted.

andy & naomi and brad & gina met up with us at our house after for a little cake & ice cream. and presents (which i specifically said would not be required). oh well, nash LOVED them all, so thank you! we couldn't believe he understood that he needed to blow out his candles-i thought for sure we'd have to demonstrate. he loved it.

great-grandma gave him some stickers, which he wore all over himself all day. emmy got him some fingerpaints (yes, they came with brushes...i don't get it either), so we had a little painting session once everyone left. nash painted about ten masterpieces. he was a very serious artist in his little apron and his birthday hat from the cool pop-up book from grandma. the one he isn't allowed to touch again till next birthday; and only with supervision.

after loads of popcorn, candy, cake, ice cream, and no nap the kid was literally bouncing off the walls. i think that's a sign of a good second birthday, don't you?

but wait-another celebration followed on sunday with the anderson family! loads of presents, more cake & ice cream, special cards from the cousins and some sweet dance moves.

please note nash singing his own birthday song and the skill and experience with which he blows out his candles:

nash was slightly distracted by his chappy-stick, but he really did appreciate the sweet card from his sweetest cousin, libby:

and then chaos ensued. *please note (around 00:25 into the video) indie singing and strutting "if you wanna be my lubber" and nash's...skipping/dance move?:


Alifinale said...

BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! Mashy Bay is one lucky kid. Those videos are classic. I love his birthday song singing, Indie is crazy hilarious, and I can't wait to show these to Emers.

Jess said...

Happy Birthday Nash!
Love the cake, and his little robot attire!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

robot attire?

Michelle said...

Looks like fun. I wish we could have come. Lets do a playdate sometime soon though!

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

holy crap. who likes to party? nash likes, nash likes to party! Yeah, i'm totally gonna have that stupid song stuck in my head now...
love the videos. and love the chappy stick. e calls it shapKICK- always the emphasis on "kick"... duuuh.

jill said...

That sounds like the best birthday ever! And I loved how determined he was to get that chappy stick out of his pocket. Nash is awesome.