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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Liam's 2nd Birthday Party - Photo explosion!

We celebrated Liam's SECOND birthday this past Saturday at our home. His birthday isn't until this coming Friday, but we celebrated a weekend early so that more family members could make it. About 25 relatives made the trek through the snow to help Liam celebrate his big day :)

Liam picked the party theme himself. He is currently obsessed with Elmo (when he sees Elmo on Sesame Street, when he sees Elmo books at stores, etc). So Elmo, Elmo, Elmo it was!

I'll let the photos do the talking:

Elmo balloons could be found throughout the house...

I made these balloons myself. It was way cheaper than buying a bunch of helium Elmo balloons. I bought red balloons from Target, printed eyes & noses off the internet and used a Sharpie marker for the mouths.

Little goody bags and party hats for Liam's cousins...

Another spying Elmo...


I cut an Elmo out of a large gift bag, then added the saying with a Sharpie...

My attempt at making a homemade Elmo cake! Do you know how HARD it is to make red frosting? I used an entire tube of red food gel (a cancerous amount....eek) and two packets of Cherry KoolAid powder, and this is as red as I could get him! I must say...the KoolAid definitely gave the frosting a "different" flavor than expected :)

My attempt at making homemade Elmo cupcakes. Edible eyes from a specialty cake store, Reeses' pieces for the noses and 1/2 Oreos for the mouths.

Snacks ready to go...

Liam coming down the stairs after nap, arriving at his party :)


Cousins Bella and Rylan eating dinner...
Cheesy hash brown casserole anyone?

Taking selfies with Cousin Beth

Gift opening time!
Lucky little boy.

Check out the boys' expressions....

Okay...I am super excited about these cool pants with suspenders :)


Chopping fruit with his daddy...


Cousin Bella...

There was NO getting that cupcake away from him once he had it...

...and then there was cupcake #2

Liam had a great time, which means it was a success :) Thank you, family, for helping Liam celebrate his big day.

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