I remember last year as we were waiting to bring home JoMo. He was suppose to come home some time at the beginning of September, but with all the potholes we hit, he didn't come home until January. JoMo's birthday is the 2nd weekend of September, and I remember being so sad and mourning when we missed celebrating his 1st birthday with him. So this year when that special day rolled around we decided to do it up right, and celebrate our guy in a big way. We threw him a "Monster 1st and 2nd birthday party", complete with smash cake and all. Funny the difference in a 2 year-old and a 1 year- old with a smash cake. Our little proper guy wouldn't dig into his smash cake until he was given a fork. LOL!
We had the party at my brother's house. The kids swam and played hard. Hot dogs, and doro wot with injera were served, along with the best cake on the planet with ice cream. My friend Ginger made the glorious Monster cake. It was layered, rice crispy treats, strawberry cake, chocolate cake, and then vanilla cake, with strawberry filling and cream cheese icing. It was big enough to serve 75 people, and although we didn't have nearly that many people at the party, everyone managed to nearly finish this cake off. BEST CAKE EVER!
I had so many people tell me that God will make up for the lost time we missed out on with JoMo. And although I have found this to be true in many ways, I still get sad when I think about some lost moments. We can't dwell on lost time, but instead celebrate this life we get to cherish all the days to come. So to my little man.... I am so blessed to be able to call you my son, and celebrate every birthday of yours between now and eternity. Love you to pieces my sweet, funny, happy, smart, and handsome little 2 year old!