Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Zaner!

It is hard to believe that Zane is only turning 2. It feels like he should be 5 or 6. Sometimes I think he is older then Garrit. This year we did a combined birthday party with Symen's cousin little girl, Hannah. She also turned 2 in February.

Earlier in the day Zane "helped" me make birthday cakes.

I love the look on his face. This is the VanderLinden Look, I get this from Junior, Senior, and Tyson. "What?" Of course, he was wearing his new birthday shirt from Grandma Becky. Luckily, the chocolate cake came out just fine.

Zane and Hannah with their birthday cakes. I thought I was being cute by making these little 3 layer cakes. Yeah, well it ended up being a leaning tower.

Zane did a great job blowing out his candle, however, he blew it out before we got Hannah's lit.

He was not happy when we re-lit the candle.

But what makes a kid feel better. Mountain Dew.

Zane really enjoyed opening his gifts. He got a truck, pj's, books, a puzzle, a dinosaur, and more dinosaurs. Zane says "Sonto" instead of dinosaur.

The first time I held Zane I could feel his spirit bursting from his little body. And 2 years later his spirit is still bursting out of him. He is so full of life. He has no fear, he jumped off the top bunk last week. And he thinks he can do whatever his big sister and big brother can do. He is a special spirit and I am blessed to be his mom.

Happy Birthday Zaner!

P.S. if you are wondering what is on his head. Its magic marker. He thought he would put on a little make-up. This is way I am exhausted at the end of the day.