Today Leo turns TWO! As our present to Leo, Dave and I planned an intentional weekend doing things Leo loves and just celebrating him. Here’s a recap (mostly in pictures) of what we did.
Saturday morning we started off with a family run at a new (to us) park. It quickly turned in to a family walk for all of us, which was way more fun. Leo needed to be out and exploring! We also walked to a nearby restaurant for some breakfast before heading home.
Saturday we also transitioned Leo to a big bed and moved the crib and changing table out of his room. I’ll have more on this later this week but he’s done really really well with the move.
And Saturday night we had a birthday meal for Leo – macaroni and cheese followed by dirt pudding. I was going to make a shape cake for Leo but we thought our rock-throwing boy might really enjoy dirt pudding. He called it “big choc ice cream” and seemed to love it!
Sunday morning I took Leo on a stroller run and, per the usual, we stopped at the fire station to look at the fire truck and ambulance parked in the garage. But this time a fireman came out and invited us to come in and see the trucks! It was perfect and Leo was so thrilled. He got to touch the big wheels, sit in both the trucks, talk to the fireman, and explore the garage. He was in heaven! I didn’t have my phone on me so I don’t have any pictures but it was a fantastic birthday present for him!
We also took Leo to the train museum on Sunday and made it there in time for the train ride!
We wrapped up the birthday weekend by taking a big risk – Leo went to his first movie! We took him to see Planes.
We really had no idea if Leo would sit for the whole movie or if it would be too loud for him, but he did really well. He plugged his ears at the beginning but didn’t complain about the noise. A constant flow of popcorn also helped hold his attention. The last 15 minutes or so he started to lose interest, but he managed to hold out for the whole movie (it was, thankfully, only 90 minutes long). I don’t think we’ll do this very often but it was really fun to do and super special to share it with Leo! Also: apparently popcorn makes him wired. The kid was humming with energy when we left the theater!
There you have it: birthday weekend! Today is Leo’s actual birthday and we’ll play it more low key but with some special surprises still thrown in (more on those later this week, too!).
Happy birthday, Leo! We love you so much!!