Liam is two!!

Well, technically he’s not two until Tuesday the 12th…but the fam came to celebrate yesterday so I thought I’d share a few highlights!

First, let me just  say that I can’t believe he’s been in our lives for two years! On the one hand, two whole years is a long time; on the other, it feels like he’s been part of my life for a lot longer. It’s hard to see him growing up so fast, but I know it will be helpful as baby Ellis arrives. For any of you who know Liam, you realize that knowing him is loving him. He is one of the most happy, sweet, gentle, and fun-loving kids you will ever meet (not to mention, intelligent 😉 ). I am so honored that God saw fit for me to be his mom–sometimes I can scarcely take it in.

Okay, it’s on to the celebration! Liam LOVES Thomas the Train (what is it about him?) So, against my personal preferences, we had a Thomas birthday.


My sister, Mariah, found a way cute, more complicated version of this online and I decided to make my own simpler cupcake train.


I drew a paper track for the train to rest on and then attached Oreo cookies to the sides of store-bought cupcakes (that’s right…no time-consuming baking for this pregnant mama!) with peanut butter (Strange? Maybe. But it worked!). A few lettered candles and, bam, we’re done!

Liam LOVED it. Interestingly, Thomas was more tempting to him (slightly) than the cookies and cupcake! He was one patient boy from when he woke up from nap until the party started.

Here are few shots of the birthday boy eating dinner and opening (and enjoying) a few of his gifts:






Cousin Sierra was a great help in teaching Liam how to blow out birthday candles.


And, now, for the long awaited Thomas…


Just the three of us:


Last but not least–the annual kissing picture!


Here are the one year and three week old pictures for reference 🙂



It was a sweet time. Thanks to all the family who were there to celebrate! (We missed you, Buckle, Ton-Ton, Aunt Jena, Chuncle, Uncle Eric, Aunt Rachel, Maggie, and Ben!)



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2 responses to “Liam is two!!

  1. Anonymous

    The cupcake train looked great Sami! Perfect little party for Liam! He is one sweet nephew.. Uncle Jonathan, Aunt “Mine” and Sierra love you so much!

  2. Cathye

    What an impressive cake! Good job Sami ~ way to keep the stress low! Happy Cupcake to Liam! (a phrase coined by Sierra) Love, Nana and family

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