August 28, 2008

Oliver's 2!!!

Can you believe this guy is 2???!!! (I was going to post the Freddy Kruger- looking/barely born/bloody picture, but was afraid of the backlash...)



We celebrated Oliver's 2nd birthday last weekend with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese and then cake and ice cream on his actual birthday on Sunday. I must say that I was somewhat disappointed with Chuck E. Cheese. We went every so often when I was a kid, but it has changed. They used to do a "live" show with all the characters and now, it's just a movie that repeats itself over and over. It's basically a glorified arcade and it's kinda dirty and gross. But, we weren't there for me, right?? Oliver had a blast and wouldn't even be distracted by pizza and root beer (two of his faves, the latter which he NEVER gets unless Christian sneaks it to him while I'm not looking). He could have gone down this slide all night long. Then, he discovered the virtual reality red car that moves and races. Wow- talk about a boy's dream.


He didn't even want to waste time by climbing the stairs to go down the slide.



I tried to teach Oliver how to play one of my favorites: skee ball. As you can see, he wanted to be back at the slide.



Oliver with his dolphin that Mommy won for him.

Helping make the b-day cake.

We got him this b-ball hoop for his b-day and he loves it. He shoots all the time and is actually getting pretty accurate. He always yells with either "miss" or "make" when he shoots.


Aunt Rachel sent Oliver this cute little rock kit that you have to bust apart and there's a shark hidden inside (his current obsession, egged on by guess who...??).



He was soooooo excited about this shark and now he won't let it out of his sight.

I kind of can't stand when people go on and on in their blogs about how cute their kids are and stuff. But, I just have to mention that Oliver really is about as sweet as a little guy can be. He is so obedient and loves, loves, loves to give hugs and snuggle, which is about all a mom or dad could ask for, right? He really is so gentle and sweet and the easiest baby in the world. We love him so much and are so grateful that he is ours!

12 comments:

Macy said...

Happy Birthday Oliver!! What a cute guy he is, and what a fun birthday party! I am glad he loves his bb hoop...that is the perfect two year old gift.

Eliza said...

oh Happy Birthday cute oliver! What fun parents you are to do that for a two year old boy. I love those pictures and lol about the shark obsession, what a cute sweet kid he is. Abe has that same b-ball hoop, he loves it too.

Braden and Meredith said...

Happy Birthday! What a fund night. You guys are such great parents!

Jana said...

Happy Birthday Oliver!

The Allred Family said...

You said you weren't AT Chuck E Cheese's for you...are you sure? I love that place too and I have wanted to take my kiddos there for a little nostalgia. And my memories are just as yours- I remember the live show adn that was my fave part. How disappointing that it's gone. That was nice of Rach to send his a present. I am a bad Aunt...sorry. And I forgot what a beautiful newborn he was! Wow. He was so cute. Happy B-day Shark man jr! And by the way I don't mind when people go on and on about how cute their kids are when they ARE actually cute...like Olli. It's when they're ugly that really ticks me off! :) j/k

Jo said...

What a milestone. Hard to believe this little group is that old! Who wouldn't brag a little about such a darling little boy? How lucky for you that he will snuggle. And lucky for Chris that he likes sharks!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Oliver!!

Andrea W. said...

Happy, happy birthday Oliver!!!! We love Ollie so much and hope to see him soon. What a perfect gift from Rachel. I loved all the pictures. Sounds like a great celebration.

Critt and Brittany said...

Hello my long lost cousin. It has really been a long time. I think I had forgotten that you even had a baby, let alone that he was two. He is very cute. Sounds like you guys are doing great.

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Oliver! I'm glad he liked digging for his sharks and teeth. Those glasses are classic- I can see how they would be an integral part of the digging process. Its so funny how you can take your kids to places like Chuck E. Cheese and you're nervous about all the germs the entire time and they don't even know what germs are- they're probably more worried about when they get their next slice of pizza. Oh, the life of an adult!

Aubrey, Josh, and Caden said...

Happy Birthday Oliver, you are now two and officially an adult, time to start thinking about college and moving out...(c: Just a joke, it just goes by so darn fast!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

that's cute! sorry i missed it. i was thinking of taking cooper to chuck e cheese for his #2 but it's so expensive and i don't know if it's worth the $. we'll have to see. by the way, i think you're husband is a total liberal and i can't believe he likes obama! ugh!