Linden turns 2!

29 Oct


Today is Linden’s 2nd birthday! I cannot believe it has been two years since I first held him in my arms. (You can read about his birth here.)

We have been celebrating a lot recently so it seems as though his birthday has taken over the month. On our trip to Oregon two weeks ago, my family had a little party for him. He got a bunch of fun gifts and blew out his first candles. It was really special to get to share that with my brothers and my parents (Gam & Pa), because we don’t get to see them very often.

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Yesterday, we took Linden to his 2 year well check. It is crazy to think he will not have an appointment until he turns 3 now, unless he is really ill of course. My favorite part of doctor visits are getting the stats:

Weight- 30 lbs 6.4oz (86%) looks like we have another 10 lbs till turning his car seat front facing.

Height- 34.25 inches (41%)

Head Circumference- 49cm (69%) not that anyone really cares how big his head is!

Last night we put a bunch of balloons in his room while he was asleep and when he woke up this morning he had a blast! It was probably his favorite gift and only cost $1.29 for a pack of balloons.

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He was having so much fun playing with the balloons that he ignored my repeated requests to open his present until I basically forced him to.

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A few weeks ago, Linden suddenly got the Thomas the Train bug and EVERY time we see one in the store he has a complete meltdown. We went shopping last week and snuck this Thomas into the cart without him noticing. Steven hid it on the checkout and our checker put it in our bag. I thought it was safe to move our cart to the front of the line since it was safely put away, when our checker decided to whip it out and say, “Oh does he want the train!?” I frantically waved her off but not before he caught a glimpse and began crying for “A-Mas!!!” He didn’t let up the whole way home and even the next day was searching the house for him. {Note to checkers: please don’t offer toys to children!}

All that to say, he was very excited to get Thomas!

After balloons and presents, we went down stairs to have birthday pancakes with whipped cream and sprinkles. He was so into the whipped cream that he was completely uninterested in blowing out the candles.


We have some more birthday plans for this evening and his actual birthday party is on Saturday. This silly boy is going to be so confused someday when he learns that birthdays are really only 1 day!

You can check out our YouTube channel for videos if you are so inclined.


One Response to “Linden turns 2!”

  1. Denise (Gam) October 31, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    I am so thankful that i got to be a part of his very special Birthday. <3<3<3

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