Hank is Two!

26th February 2009

And he likes trucks, so we had a truck party. He stayed up all the way through his naptime and didn’t shove a single child to the ground as punishment for playing with his toys. Victory!

As you can tell, we’re big into parties. I’m providing details here, because I suspect I’ll answer lots of questions in comments if I don’t. If you’re also the type who shivers at the smell of hot glue, here you go:

Cone and Truck Garlands They’re made of felt affixed to ribbon with hot glue, and I cut all the little pieces out myself. You can cut four or five at a time.
Labels The cake flags, food labels, and the sticker on the favor sign were all gifts from Jordan who does Stuck Labels, which I mentioned yesterday. So. Cute. I’m suddenly labeling everything I own.
Favor tags They’re just metal-rimmed garage sale tags that I got at the hardware store. I drew on them, and replaced the string with ribbon.
Truck Cake Bryan made that with two pound cakes from the freezer section. He cut one in half and stacked it for the cab, then carved a bed out of other. The dirt is crumbled Oreos and frosting.*

Hooray for two! Hank, you’re my little buddy.

*Update:
Traffic Cone Party Hats are from here.
Handmade Wooden Cars are from Clickity Clack Collectibles.

33 thoughts on “Hank is Two!

  1. Jenn

    Oh, Happy Birthday little man! Many, many, many happy returns.

    (Don’t believe what anyone says. Two is amazing.)

  2. Puanani

    There is nothing like the blowing out the candle shot. We all have one, with our cheeks puffed out like a blowfish. Welcome to the club, Hank!

  3. Erin

    I really enjoy your blog which I got onto somehow from the best blog awards site I think. Just wondering… what kind of camera are you using and do you have any photo tricks? Really lovely pictures with really lovely lighting (subjects aren’t bad either!).

  4. steph

    OMG MAGGIE! He was just BORN! He’s TWO?! My life’s going by too fast.

    Also, that pic of him entitled Birthday Boy, with the train and the cone hat? I am totally in love. What a cutie.

  5. Alex

    That is an awfully cute little boy you have there. Mine will be 2 in May, so thanks for the party ideas! And congratulations to you on making it through two years of parenthood!

  6. Marie

    Happy Birthday Hank! It sounds like your birthday party was awesome. Two was an awesome year for Victor and I – it is full of discovery and fun.

  7. Mari

    OMG, Hank is adorable. He really does look like a little boy now instead of a baby. The first photo of him is especially lovely. I also love his little belly, as seen in the photo where he’s looking at the cupcakes.

  8. Cate

    What a handsome devil he is. And I luuurve the truck banners! I think our living room window treatments may need some updating now.

  9. Julie

    I love this! I have Henry that will be two in two weeks and he is obsessed with trucks. I can’t wait to use some of you ideas. Your Hank is adorable.

  10. Macy Judgens

    Your boy is so handsome. That shot of him on the chair with the hat and truck…OH MY GOD. You have a little child model on your hands, Maggie. And I swear I have never uttered that to another parent before.

  11. laura k

    Best party favors and adorable kids ever! As always your photos are beautiful! I *seriously* need a copy of that picture of Kaj!

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