Just like we started with Isaac, Ezra woke up to a room filled with balloons. Isaac woke up first and seemed to wait patiently for Ezra to wake up, but he just couldn't take it for more than a minute or two and started shouting to wake him up. Watching from the video monitor, we got to see Isaac open his arms wide and exclaim "Happy Birthday Ezra!" So sweet! Most important to Ezra though, a Mickey Mouse balloon!
Isaac then helped Ezra bring them out to the living room, where Isaac proceeded to tie them to everything he could.
And there was of course balloon fights!
We also had our traditional number pancake. :)
Ezra loved it, of course.
After breakfast, I brought Miriam and Isaac to my Mom's and went to do Ezra's birthday session. As I wrote on instagram, I was absolutely defeated before I even started. Ezra is 1000% worse about pictures than Isaac and pretty much refuses to look at me when I have a camera in my hand, let alone actually in position! I called Gina up on the way, to just ask her to pray and she suggested I redownload Talking Carl. These pictures wouldn't have happened without prayer and Talking Carl!
To me, they're straight up magic.
They absolutely capture my two year old Ezra.
Who was also bribed with mints.
And of course, I had to get the mama/birthday child shot.
Then, on Sunday we had a small party with family, in our backyard.
Ezra loved the Mickey plate.
And his ice cream cake!
But he especially loved us singing Happy Birthday to him.
Do you think he liked his present?
They are of course the loudest and most obnoxious toys ever.
He got a Rio card from his Aunt Kimmy and was so confused when it started singing. He had to flip it over.
Meanwhile, Miri was just working my Dad over.
Hello blue eyes!
It was a fantastic birthday week, celebrating my "baby" turning two!