By: Jennifer Murray

“Due” for a 2nd Birthday Party

It was an awesome celebration on Saturday; Great food, great company, great presents, great memories. We woke the boys up to a house full of people who’s 50 eyes were all on them, which took them a little while to warm up to (except for our entertainer Isaac), but the cupcakes helped ease their anxiety. I handed off my camera to Aunt Kristy to help document our day.

The theme was initials/alphabet.  It revolved around these ADORABLE shirts by Smitten & Co. DSC_1631c

I found her on Etsy and she came up with this awesome design.  I absolutely LOVE them, don’t you?  Go check out her other amazing designs HERE.  Way too adorable! Thank you so much, Tara.  I can’t wait to work with you again sometime! 

We started off the party watching their 2 year video montage.  Don’t worry, I’ll be posting it this week…

Then it was on to the FOOD!  Here’s the spread:

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Each person had a cupcake with their own monogram. Funfetti Cake with homemade Vanilla Butter Cream Icing.

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The boys weren’t too sure about what to do with the "hot" on their cupcakes.  Maybe they’ll blow out their candles next year!

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The proud parents watching their boys down their cupcakes…

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Isaac immediately went back to playing basketball to burn off his cupcake calories.  He entertained the guests with his 6 foot swishes.

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A little story time before the presents…

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Taking a rare opportunity for a family picture…

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From there it became a massive array of toys. The boys demonstrated the typical kid reaction to clothes; throwing them aside and looking for the "real" goodies.  However, WE are super appreciative of the new wardrobe options.

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Overall, it was just a wonderful time with those we love dearly, celebrating another year in the lives of 4 miracles.

 

37 Responses to ““Due” for a 2nd Birthday Party”

  1. Kate
    March 30, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    WONDERFUL! Birthdays are so much fun…I love how the boys call the candles “hot”! How hilarious! Looks like you all had a great time.

    BTW…Isaac’s hair looks so much lighter than the other boys’??!

  2. Emily H
    March 30, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    Yeah! SOOOO fun!! Thanks for sharing- can’t wait for the video montage!!!

  3. My2Gs
    March 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    They are simply precious! I’ve been brainstorming what to do for my little guy’s 2nd birthday in July. I did the monkey party like you did last year. Thinking possibly about farm animals.

    ~ Lacie
    http://www.pbandpickles.com
    http://www.lifedownourlane.com

  4. The Cochran Crew
    March 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    Sweet pictures and cute theme idea!! Love those shirts!!!

  5. Casey
    March 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Jen,

    The birthday party looks wonderful. You are so creative in everything you do! I love the shirts ! :0)

    Happy Birthday Boys!:0)
    Casey Jumps

  6. Ang
    March 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Yummy! Funfetti makes the best cake and cupcakes! Adorable kids! 🙂

  7. SarahSLP
    March 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    SO MUCH FUN!! I love the shirts! I may have to get one for my new bug!! I’m now craving a cupcake…thanks!

  8. Amy - AKA - TigerMommie
    March 30, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    I just stumbled across your blog…..What adorable little guys! Looks like a fun birthday…..times 4!

  9. Emily
    March 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    This is my first time visiting your blog…your four little miracles are adorable! Happy birthday, guys!

  10. Anonymous
    March 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    The boys are sooo adorable! Love their shirts…really cute design. Your boys look so grown up – haven’t the past two years flown by?! You both are doing a great job raising four beautiful sons!

    Gail
    Annapolis, MD

  11. Stephanie
    March 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    How do you find the time to be so creative?!?! 🙂
    Those shirts (and those boys!!) are just adorable!!
    I cant wait to see the video montage! I have been following you for so long now and cant believe they are 2 yrs old now!
    I love the family photo!!! The queens and her boys!! 😉

  12. Michelle
    March 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    You’re so creative and cute Jen!
    Great pictures!

  13. Devin
    March 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    It looks like it was an absolutely wonderful day! I love the shirts, and the family picture is just too cute. Happy (long overdue) birthday boys!

  14. BreezieGirl
    March 30, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    So cute! Love the shirts!

    I don’t think I ever realized how much lighter Isaac’s hair is compared to the other boys.

  15. Goerlich Quadruplets
    March 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Oh my, wiping the tears of joy right now. What a fun celebration. Can you even believe two years have come and gone? You are seriously a martha stewart threat with those darling cupcakes! Can’t wait to see the video – keeping the tissues close to the laptop in anticipation! Love you!

  16. Following HIM
    March 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    What precious little 2 year olds! Glad they enjoyed the party. Great picts too!
    ~Elyse~

  17. ~MB~
    March 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    LOVE the shirts! They are precious. Looks like the boys had a great 2nd birthday party. Can’t wait to see the video montage!

  18. Sandy
    March 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Happy Birthday!

  19. Abby
    March 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Love the shirts! I am going with a letter theme for my 2 year old as well, he is a little obsessed with them these days. His cake is going to be in the shape of a N for his name.
    Happy Birthday!

  20. Veronica @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows
    March 30, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    What great fun!!

    The tee’s are way, cute, too.

    So glad it was fun.

    xoxo, Veronica in CA

  21. MaryBeth
    March 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    So glad it was a great celebration! The boys are adorable as always, and I love thier b-day party shirts! Too cute.

  22. Jill
    March 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    My son turns 2 this week, so my husband decided he needs to practice so he can blow out the candles. His training started tonight…it was pretty cute!

  23. J
    March 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    Aww – how adorable and how sweet – and how clever! Say – I wasn’t too far off with the theme – I guessed “numbers” – lol – that’s pretty close to letters.
    JO

    http://www.teensandtriplets.blogspot.com

  24. Erin Cabatingan
    March 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    What a fun party! The shirts are so cute. Happy Birthday (a little late.)

    Erin
    playingwithchildren.blogspot.com

  25. Fulton Quads
    March 31, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    SO SO adorable! I love the theme too! Gotta get them started young! The shirts are great! I have to check out her site! Can't wait to read your next post! =)
    Love, Cathy & the quads
    itsaquadlife.blogspot.com

  26. Anti-Supermom
    March 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    Stopping by to say ‘hello’. Looks like a wonderful birthday – and a great idea for my little one’s upcoming second birthday.

    Great photos.

  27. The Carlsons
    March 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    happy “due” birthday boys! it looks like it was a very fun time.

    thanks for sharing!
    -fellow quad mom of 1yo GGGG and a 5yo boy

  28. susan
    March 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    love those shirts, they look like real little men now……:)

  29. mamajojo
    March 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    wow how cheap you are! you only serve cupcakes and chips and dip and expect everyone to bring at least 4 separate presents for all your kids. and you dont even serve them real food. wow. cheapos.

  30. Jac Tubre
    March 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    4 ADORABLE miracles!

    I could just eat them…and their cupcakes…and my cupcakes…maybe I’m just hungry 🙂

    Jac

  31. The Murray Crew
    April 1, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    “Cheapo” is growing on me…Perhaps it will replace quatro mama.

  32. Corrinne
    April 1, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    WOW! Jenn I have been reading you blog for a long time now and it just amazes me the comments people can make. I know you and the other quad moms endure rude comments often. I commend you all for your grace and poise. People do not come to birthday parties for food, they are their to show how much they love you and your family. I can not imagine you or Brad expecting anyone that is invited to your home to bring presents. The true friends and family that you invite would probably give your children presents even if you did have a party. Jenn, keep up the good work! You are a fabulous mother and wife.

    Mamajojo, you have no couth to you. By your comment to Jenn, you have shown that you are a greedy person and I feel sorry for you. I pray one day you will find the true meaning of celebration.

  33. The Q family
    April 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    If it makes you feel better, I must be a cheapo too, because I loved your party pictures. The theme was so cute and that food table looked mighty good to me! I’m glad you guys all had fun! They are too cute!

  34. Leah
    April 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    That looked like such a fun party! The boys are getting so big! Loved the letter theme…

    *Patiently waiting for the next addtion of Keeping it Real Rewinds* hint hint…oh and the FAQ’s LOL

  35. Smitten & Co.
    April 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    Hope you had a great day, birthday boys! Thanks for letting me be a small part of it – you were SO incredibly handsome in your shirts!:) You sure are blessed to have such a sweet Mommy…I’ve loved talking to her over the past few weeks! Your party couldn’t have been any more PERFECT than it was!!!!!

  36. Anonymous
    April 3, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Love their birthday t-shirts! And I love etsy too! I’m glad our husbands got to spend a little time together this week. I know Matt really enjoyed it!
    Shannon Morgan

  37. Daisy
    April 17, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    so sweeeeet! the kids look great together and i love the way they are sitting together in the chairs enjoying the delights.

    The cuppy cakes look delicious.

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