Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Luke & Logan

I know I already posted about the Luke & Logan turning 2, but thought I would send a huge thank you to all the family that helped to celebrate at their party. We don't have a ton of space to house our big families, so it was immediate family there to celebrate the two littles. We went with a school bus theme as they are obsessed with buses (and really anything with wheels) right now. They were very excited about the balloons and all the bus stuff :) I had some fun finding ideas on Pinterest, and my sister did a great job designing their banner. It's nice to have a party because it forces you to actually clean up your house, but I'm kinda glad we get to do their party together, one party is a lot easier than planning two separate ones!

They really enjoyed blowing out their birthday candles (I think we let them do it 3 times!). Luke was very shy at first and wouldn't do anything, but finally, when Logan blew Luke's candle out, he gained a little courage and decided to join in the fun. It always takes a little egging on from one twin to the other to get them convinced :)  After candles we dished out the cake an ice cream - the boys liked the icing the best. Since the party was in the afternoon, they started to get a little cranky so we moved on to opening their gifts. Since they are just two, they don't completely understand the idea of being gracious and thankful for gifts yet, so there was a lot of favoritism and throwing things around, but I think they had a good time opening gifts. This was good preparation for Christmas which is just around the corner. All the kids loved playing in the firetruck ball pit and let all the adults relax a bit after all the food, cake and ice cream. There was a lot of yummy food but wanted to share a quick recipe for the fruit dip that I made for the party. You can modify this dip however you want, but it's super yummy and a healthier version than the caramel dip! Also have some pictures below of all the decorations and fun!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip
original recipe
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (natural if possible)
1 cup vanilla yogurt (you can use plain and add a little honey and vanilla if you want to limit the sugar)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 container whipped topping (thawed)

Directions:In a mixing bowl, mix peanut butter, yogurt and cinnamon.  Fold or mix in whipped topping.  You can mix/blend it up if you want it to be creamy, or you can just lightly fold it in if you if you want it more airy and fluffy. Keep refrigerated in covered container. Serve with apples, grapes, strawberries and pineapple, or whichever fruit you enjoy!

Bus Party Decor!

Blowing out our candles!
Presents, so spoiled!

Love our family!

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