So we celebrated Ethan's 2nd Birthday with family on Saturday night. When telling Ethan we were having a birthday party for him, he replied, 'naaahhhhhh.' This kid truly does not like to be the center of attention. He saw the gifts come in, and that still did not deter him much. However, like with many parties, Molly and Brynn were there, and where Molly and Brynn are, happiness typically follows for Kendall & Ethan.
We visited a bit, let the kids play, and then decided to sing 'Happy Birthday.' I had made Ethan a Plex cake. Since Yo Gabba Gabba is one of his favorite shows and a Plex cake was much easier then a Wiggles Cake. Ethan recognized that it was Plex right away, and that was good enough for me, I never claimed to be a pastry chef.
So we all start singing, Ethan is all smiles, then he realizes that everyone is looking at him, immediate realization, 'They are looking at me, smiling, and singing. Mommy said this was my party...' Panic set in, and then the flush to the face of embarrassment, and then tears. Andy got him under control enough to convince him to blow out his candles, and once he was completely distracted and the song was part of history, he bounced back.
Ethan then opened all of his presents, and had us read every word of every card, he called them books. He opened the present from my sisters, and when I asked what it was he exclaimed, 'A BIG BOX!' Little did they know was that all they had to get him was this box and he would have been just so happy. It really was a Little Tikes Sand & Water Play Table for playing outside. We got Ethan a tricycle, and I wanted one similar to what I had had when I was little, that retro look, but I also wanted it to have a push handle so that I didn't have to break my back teaching him how to pedal this summer. I found a few that I liked, but didn't want to pay the price, my mom found this Radio Flyer at a second hand toy shop, with handle, and I was as happy as a pig in mud.
So E is 2. Terrible 2's at that, but nowhere near Kendall's Terrible Two level at this age, so it is tolerable.