Thumbkin turned two last week. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since his birth, but he (and the other kids) have certainly kept us hopping.
Since his birthday falls in Easter season (actually in the Octave this year), the celebration just keeps on going. It’s fitting, then, that his favorite word is “Alleluia,” which he says every chance he gets. Actually, I’ve heard him say it in his sleep while napping. Yep, he’s our Easter boy for sure.
The older kids were on spring break, I took the week off work, and his grandparents came for a visit to help celebrate. Since he was turning two, I gave him his first haircut, calling it a “big boy” haircut. It’s basically a bowl cut (done without the bowl), but it does make him look much older (and, incidentally, like his older brother). The day before his birthday, we took trip to the zoo where we made sure to stop at the lions (his current favorite animal). On the day of, we had pancakes for breakfast and pizza for dinner (his favorite foods, both of which we did not do during Lent) and a banana cake (recipe at Smitten Kitchen), decorated with a lion, of course.
I believe he felt adequately feted, especially for a two-year-old Alleluia boy.