I created this blog specifically with Mom & Dad in mind. Even though they can't be here in Oregon to enjoy their grandchildren, I thought this would be one way to help keep them in touch. I am also glad it can be used to keep all of my friends and family in touch as well!
William's love for tractors and been reinforced as he watches his daddy outside working on the tractor and backhoe during the makings of our garage. It's all he can do to contain himself long enough to get his jacket, hat, gloves and boots to me so that I can help him get them on. Then he waits at the back door saying "Trekta! Mom, Trekta!" If Curtis is up for giving him a ride, I open the door and William runs (literally) to wherever the tractor is, just waiting for daddy to pick him up, sit him on his lap and get to work. It warms my heart to see the two of them out there together. Curtis has even taught William how to lift the bucket on our tractor! Boy was he proud of himself when I got to see it for the first time. Here he is waiting at the front door, crying because I wouldn't let him out yet. William LOVES to help his Daddy. Pouring down rain, and still lovin' it! Drivin' the big backhoe (and no, we don't own it)
He's at a stage in his life where everything (I mean everything!) is about tractors. So it seemed quite fitting that I try and pull off a John Deere themed party. He only got a little upset when I used one of the tractors that he plays with for the top of his cake (after putting the tractor through the dishwasher, don't worry!). He wasn't too fond of mom's creative idea.
(I realized halfway through cutting it that I hadn't taken a picture of it yet. So here you go, a half cut picture of the big boy's ice cream cake.) We got to skype with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Mel and Uncle Maurice while we sang happy birthday and blew out the candle. One way to bring the far away family to the party!
It's tough to know how a 2 year old is going to react to a birthday party, but I think he had fun. If he didn't, I know I did! I only wish I could have invited all of you, but if you know the size of our house (even after our remodel) we're a little limited on…