Today Orion turned two years old and although it was not a flashy day, these days mark a moment in a parent's life when we get to think about how fast time is flying and how much we love our children, and how much they add to us as growing humans. Marcos had a work dinner tonight, so we will do a family celebration on Saturday, but luckily Marcos delayed his departure for work this morning and had a big oatmeal breakfast with us. We've really scored in the breakfast department - the kids think that oatmeal with apples and raisins, cinnamon and a little bit of brown sugar is the absolute best recipe in the history of mankind.
We gave Orion one big gift this morning (a big box of duplo legos) and he received a few cards. Here he is, reading through his love notes.
After dropping Gigi off at school, we headed over to the lower school to drop off some crafts for the Holiday Faire, and when I turned my back Orion grabbed a slice of banana cake from the coffee table where parents congregate and chat each morning after drop-off. They loved it, and insisted that I take pictures of him enjoying his first slice of birthday cake for the day! So here they are.
We love Orion so much! He has a huge silly bone like Gigi does, he is starting to be more empathetic, and we think he is pretty clever. He loves to talk, and sing, and play with balls and things that go. He is strong, and active, and loves a good stick or rock. And most of all, he makes us so happy! Thank you sweet boy for being part of our family. Here's to many, many more years of togetherness with you!