Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Harrison Turns Two!

Considering that my last blog post announced the exciting news that we were having a baby boy, and the fact that I now have that baby boy... I thought it might be time to update the blog. However, since I'm trying to keep this in chronological order I have two post to write before I can introduce our new beautiful son... Parker Alan Edwards. Ok... fine, here is one quick picture - I couldn't resist! I mean, who can resist that face!

Now onto Harrison's second birthday party. Considering the fact that I would be 37 weeks pregnant at Harrison's party, I decided to keep it low key and simple. Well... my friend at work apparently described me best when she said, "You can't do simple." This party definitely proved her right, but how often does my baby turn TWO?!?!

Harrison got a LEGO table at Christmas and has become quite the little builder since then. So I decided to throw him a LEGO themed party. It started by me collecting empty tissue boxes from all the teachers at work for months. These tissue boxes lovingly were wrapped by my mother and turned into Lego's.

Harrison takes after Mommy and has a huge sweet tooth, so of course we had to have a dessert table.

Complete with Lego cupcakes - Thanks Aunt Penny for our cupcake wrappers.

White chocolate popcorn in Lego bags

Mini Jello Jars

And of course... a LEGO cake!

For lunch we had yummy burgers and hot dogs cooked by Daddy

and "LEGOmade" to drink.

Some other party details included...

The utensil table

A balloon lined walk-way. This picture isn't good since the wind was blowing. I planned on getting pictures after the party, but by the time the party ended it was raining. You can imagine my disappointment.

LEGO favor bags filled with mini-chocolate LEGO bars.

And Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You book served as our guest book.

"H" centerpieces on the mantle complete with LEGO frames

Lots, and lots, of LEGOs for the kiddies to play with!

And of course, what LEGO party would be complete without a monkey to help celebrate

and LEGOs in the soap.

Now onto the fun stuff... presents, cake, friends, and family!!

During our first attempt to sing Happy Birthday to Harrison he got a little overwhelmed, so he settled with a cupcake.

We then opened presents

and took some family and friends pictures.

Harrison with Mommy (baby Parker) and Daddy.

The Kershner family

The Underberg/Kraus family

Mommy with her pregnant friends. Just think at next year's party we will have two new friends and a little brother to join in all the fun!

We couldn't leave Amber out so we took a bellies and beer photo.

Once most guest had gone home, we decided to try singing "Happy Birthday" to Harrison one more time. This time the cake was a BIG HIT!

Who needs a fork when you can use your fingers?!?!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's a Boy!!

Bring on the BLUE, another BOY is joining the Edwards crew!!

On December 21st, Ryan and I went to the doctor for our first trimester screening. With Harrison we had the screening done at 14 weeks and we found out he was a boy! We were shocked because that is really early to find out the sex of the baby. So I hoped, but assumed that there was no way possible we would find out the sex of this baby considering I was only 12 weeks. Well, apparently my boys aren't shy, because we found out we are expecting another boy!!

We are super excited!! I don't think it could be anymore perfect. The idea of Harrison having a little brother to be best buddies with makes me so happy. They will only be two years apart, so I can only imagine how close they will be. And since Baby Edwards will be born in the summer also, he will fit perfectly into Harrison's clothes. I have to admit that makes me feel less guilty for going over board on Harrison's wardrobe, but on the other hand it justifies my crazy spending which could be bad.

Since I got pregnant, I had planned on cooking dinner and having both families over for a gender reveal. Well since we were not expecting to find out at 12 weeks, I didn't have time for that - you know I can't keep my mouth shut for long! Ryan and I were already headed to my parents that night for dinner so we decided to do a cupcake reveal for them. The funny thing is I didn't have time to bake cupcakes so I had Ryan buy store bought cupcakes. I then scraped the icing off of them, inserted blue icing in the center, and re-iced them. If you look closely, at the cupcakes, you can see the top of them are stained red from the icing that was already on them - haha!

One of the first things my parents asked was if we found out the sex. Ryan and I lied and we went on with dinner. After dinner my Mom went to get a cupcake, Ryan and I were trying so hard not to laugh, she bit into it and was slightly confused. We yelled surprise and filled them in on our exciting news!!

The next day I decided to do my own cupcake reveal with Harrison.

Harrison and Bradie waiting patiently for their surprise

Checking out the cupcake, trying to figure out what it means

Realizing it means he will have a baby brother!! Ok... maybe he doesn't quite understand and was just really excited about having a cupcake for breakfast, but non-the-less... excited!