Our Little Man Turned 2!!


I seriously cannot even believe that our little man turned 2 this past Sunday. I can remember not so long ago when he was just itty bitty.. well kinda. {he came out at 9lb. 2oz… and I had that big baby drug free…. flexing my arms :)}

We went from this…

2nd Birthday Party

To this….

2nd Birthday Party

To this…

2nd Birthday Party

Looking back at all the pictures since Cason was born literally brought me to tears. I was overwhelmed with emotion from the joy that he has brought to our lives. Almost every picture he was smiling, getting into something, discovering something new, or just being his cason self. 🙂

When we named him, the biggest thing to us was that the name had a rich meaning to it and that it meant who we wanted him to become. Cason’s full name means Godly Warrior and that is exactly who we want him to become. A man who fights for those weaker than him, who upholds justice, who values strength, a man of integrity, loyalty, but also a man of compassion, mercy, and a tender heart.

I can definitely see alot of those qualities coming out in him, and my prayer is that Mike and I, by God’s grace can continue to cultivate those in him.

As we were planning Cason’s 2nd birthday party I wanted to make it fun but also include some of the things he is really “into” right now. Fortunately it was pretty easy to pick because he is OBSESSED with Cars right now. So cars theme it was.

2nd Birthday PartyThe first place to start was to find some invitations and party decor. Well, Minted.com made it super easy for me. It was basically a one stop shop. The best part about Minted.com is that is basically a pool of all different designers collection, so not one invite or party decor theme/design is the same = lots of variation! I found some super cute QUALITY invitations and then was able to match those invitations to party decor.

2nd Birthday PartyA Personalized party banner, personalized table signs for food, drinks, & treats, cupcake toppers, stickers for party favor bags, and all kinds of stuff. Finding everything all in one place = one happy and stress free mama! No going to this place and that place. They sent it all to our house, and even wrapped it up to show the specific designer that packaged it for us. How cool is that, I felt so special! 🙂

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Of course to add a little more “pizzaz” to the party we amped it up with some intense tire bean bag toss competition and pinata action. However, the best laid plans can often go astray.

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When Mike and I got to the party location to decorate, which was outside, it was cold {in the 50’s}, wet, windy, and rainy. Not optimal “party weather”, but after mulling it over we decided to move forward with that location. Trying to get things to stay in their spot was quite entertaining but amongst the chattering teeth, wet bottoms, and shaking hands we had a blast!

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Cason absolutely loved every second of it and the look on his face when people were singing happy birthday to him was priceless. More so because he had been singing the song for weeks now to himself, so for people to sing to him made him smile with unending glee!

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Happy Birthday sweet boy, we love you to the moon and back! 🙂

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28 Responses
  1. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    Your little man is unbelievably handsome. I’ll bet he really enjoyed those yummy-looking cupcakes! 😉 Happy happy birthday to Cason!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      awww… thanks Sarah. 🙂 He loved them, in fact he had 1 and a half almost 2 because well.. its his birthday so he gets special surprises that he normally doesn’t get. 🙂

  2. Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Krista! Happy birthday to Cason and what a little darling he is! Birthdays are special and the weather doesn’t even matter…I’m sure you all had a wonderful time and those memories are precious. Love the cupcakes and the party decor looks like such fun!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      Thank you Cindy, you are so right. We still had an absolute blast even though it was freezing and that cold weather just adds to all our memories of that day! 🙂

  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Aww. What a sweet little guy. And oh my goodness you look like the perfect pregnant mommy.
    I always thought his name was Carson. But now it will stick. Cason… I love the meaning!
    What a cute little family!
    Have a great day!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      Thanks Melanie, you are too sweet! 🙂 Yup, Cason it is and I feel in love with the meaning as well and knew that was his name! 🙂

  4. Dorie

    Sweet! Love the meaning of his name. He is just adorable! Your whole family is. Thanks for sharing. PS: Those cupcakes look scrumptious!!!!!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      Thank you Dorie, you are too sweet! 🙂

      They were scrumptious, dark chocolate cupcakes with a strawberry whip cream topping! YUM! 🙂

  5. Marti

    Awww, what a sweet looking boy! I bet he loved his birthday party with all those decorations, and I love the meaning of his name!

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