graham is two

Graham turned two a few weeks ago, and we had such a great time celebrating with our family and friends. We met at a neighborhood park with tall shady trees, long grass, and a sweet river that runs right through. It was a fun little party with a table full of all Graham's favorites: Chocolate cake with meringue mushrooms (which I made while thinking of Miss Tess and her baby belly), Dunford donuts, buckets of various woodland/bear themed gummies and snacks, plenty of fruit, excellent cheese, and root beer floats. It was a beautiful evening full of all the people we love most chatting on picnic blankets, chasing after sweaty kids, and laughing late into the night.

Oh, what can I tell you about Graham?  He's hilarious and sweet, and always has the best jokes, even if they are usually full of naughty words. He spends most of his time running around our backyard completely naked, playing in the hose and stomping through the sprinklers. He is currently trying to learn how to play his guitar behind his head and balance a spoon on his nose. He loves to sing, dance, and tell ridiculous stories about snakes, spiders, and dinosaurs eating him all up.

He loves big hugs and even bigger kisses, cuddling ALL NIGHT LONG, and whispering funny (and soggy!) secrets in my ear. He's gentle, curious, and easy to please.

He's baby Graham, and he's magic.

The recipe for the yummy mushrooms is found here, and these genius invites by Anna Bond would have perfectly complimented our party theme had they arrived in time. Confusing text messages and hurried emails work well in a pinch though, right?


lovely lindsay said...

happy birthday to you graham!
love, lindsay

Tree Peeps said...

Hi Rachel!
Oh, Graham is so cute! I can't believe he is two years old - I remember being at his birth party in your yard. I love the description of him as a wild jokester. He sounds adorable and entertaining.
I am finally getting to check your blog after Elliott was born and I see now that you made these meringue mushrooms the day before Elliott was born! Thanks for thinking of us :)