So our little Conqueror Smurf is officially (as at 5:24pm today) Two Years old and One Day. We toyed with the idea of throwing him a proper party but thought it best to leave that until a time when he can really grasp the whole "it's my birthday" concept. So instead, celebrated with a little get-together with our extended family, which was just as lovely. And without any further ado....the pics.
Ooohhhh...look, Mom! An envelope!
Ooohhh...look Mom, a card!
Okay, now as much as I love birthday cards, the rest of these goodies are starting to look so much more interesting. Here Mom, you hold this while I dig in!
Yay, a xylophone from Aunty Cammy & Uncle Damian. Two of my favourite things wrapped up in one...banging and music, although these stick things look far more complicated than my plastic boats/cups.
Seriously Uncle D? This is what I gotta use to hit it with?
Mmmm...okay, lets try one stick-thing and one toy guitar.
I say phooey to the stick-thing, lets go with the guitar.
Oh my goodness folks, I cannot tell you how many of these pics us kids had to pose for.
There were more flashes than at a fashion shoot. Well, it all started out kinda fun.....
But could ya blame a guy for getting a little distracted?
Chrisna, Meg and Meg!
Our two Meg's!
The "naughty corner"
It took longer to get this bunch to sit still than the kids!
At long last, the moment I was waiting for!
No, not the blowing out of the candles...yes, all two of them.
Quick guys, help me get rid of this flame...
...so that Brampies/Oom Oupa can cut the cake....
...so that I can eat it!!!! Yay, delish!
This would've been a great family pic save for the teenager who was making like a bat
(and hiding in his cave)
Now you KNOW you've thrown an epic party when it's been attended by none other than Frikkie Bellville!
And what's even better than a xylophone?
Why, a floating xylophone of course!
Once Luke felt safe from the uncool, photo-taking adults he ventured out into the light for a little guitar instruction from the Birthday Boy!
(Boy, aren't teenagers loads of fun?)
And some random pics we took of our little smurf recently!
Happy Birthday Samuel!
You are such an amazing inspiration to us,
Through each illness, surgery, challenge and trial,
your spirit remains strong and passionate.
We cannot imagine a world without your giggling and uncontrollable laughter,
Without your sweet voice,
Without your love,
Without your wisdom,
Without your joy,
Without your many Sam-erisms,
Without the lessons you teach us daily,
We cannot imagine a world without YOU!