Avi and Apollo’s birthdays are only a day apart, so it only makes sense to celebrate them together (this will likely change as they get older and want different activities). I was having some difficulty in coming up with a theme that would be equally pleasing to a two-year old boy and a seven-year old girl. After browsing Pinterest a bit, I decided on a simple “color” theme.
One trip the dollar store for colored supplies and one afternoon spent decorating and the party prep was done.
Avi gets overstimulated very easily and of course Apollo had no expectations for a birthday party, so I purposely kept it very low-key. Presents, cake, snacks. That’s it.
And Avi did fabulous. I was very proud of her and go very pleased to see she is making at least a little progress in social situations.
Apollo was having a rough day. His tube site was bothering him…but he managed to be cheered up by his party.
I love this photo of Avi and Apollo interacting. They were waiting to blow out candles on their cupcakes.
I’m not sure how I managed to catch this expression on Avi’s face. She really was happy!
Poor Apollo…chronic respiratory issues didn’t even cross my mind when we expected him to blow out two candles. He did very well, but it took many, many tries.
Thank you, Mrs. Adams!
I was at this little lady’s birth…that makes her extra special to me. While she was generous with her smiles, they faded quickly if I tried to actually hold her.
I like Apollo’s thoughtful expression in this photo. Like he’s intently listening to every word written on that card.
And my view from the couch. Avi managed this crowd so well.
For you regular blog readers, you know no celebration is complete without the Giving of the Vegemite.
And speaking of Vegemite, I took Avi in to the doctor yesterday for her well-child visit. When the doctor asked what her favorite food was she surprised him by answering, “Well, anything but Vegemite!”
Sounds like she was already anticipating her coming party.
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