Lincoln turned two...last fall. We invited some of his favorite friends here in St. Louis to celebrate his birthday. As is evident from the tree outside his window, even on our city street we get to enjoy the seasons!
The girls made shirts for Lincoln to sleep in. We couldn't find any car shaped stamps so we made some out of sponges from Trader Joe's and we picked up some fabric paint from a craft store. His sister's loved making these shirts for Lincoln, and he absolutely adores the shirts.
We hung pennant banners made from graph paper. One of our favorite party decor ideas was dreamed up by Jeremy. He snapped a photo of one of Lincoln's (and Jeremy's) prized matchbox cars, a 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R (I had to ask Jeremy what it was). Then took it to Kinko's and had it blown up to this large format (for just $4!). We had two, one for the wall and one for the table.
Sneakin' some snacks!
The Danny Driver book has great illustrations! I picked it up along with a firetruck book in a similar style at a local antique shop.
We gave the kids matchbox cars for party favors.
The party was last fall and not too long after we had moved in, so we had plenty of cardboard boxes laying around. Jeremy made a race track from a box, covered it with duct tape and the kids raced their matchbox cars on it.
We also printed smaller versions of the posters and used it for a coloring activity. Lincoln was the only little boy at his party, the rest were girls and they all love to play with cars, so everyone enjoyed the party.
It was a joy to celebrate this little guy. We have about 9 months until he turns three and I think I would like to freeze time for a little while, before I know it he will be in preschool and I'll miss spending my days with him.