we had a somewhat impromptu playdate with a few friends
and we made a few quiche (one asparagus/leek/gruyere, one caramelized onion/broccoli/cheddar), baked some strawberry scones and blueberry crumb bars,
and a mixed a fruit salad to have with granola and yogurt.
but we forgot to get the champagne out of the fridge for mimosas. :(
later he got to meet the mailman (a major highlight for mateo)
and then he had a long nap.
he woke up to his favorite foods for dinner:
homemade macaroni and cheese, and an avocado.
he wore some sweet vintage sailor overalls that i'd found thrifting,
but refused to pull the suspenders up. :)
we played outside,
and he said hello to the ya-yas (any one of the many cats that live across the street).
we then came inside for homemade cake!
we sang him the song.
and this time, he only needed a little help blowing out the candles.
after cake (he ate it all and asked for more)
we gave him all the cards and gifts people had sent.
he's never been more fun opening gifts - he wanted to experience/play with/wear each thing that he opened - and showed the same amount of extreme excitement for a new train, a card or a new pair of socks.
with all the events going on, we didn't remember to charge our cameras and only were able to take these few photos. i was just inspired to look back on what we did last year, and laughed - we forgot to prep the cameras that year too. and, like this year, it took me a month to share his birthday in this space.
maybe we'll do better when he turns 3.
can't believe he's been with us two whole years already.