Thursday, October 1, 2009

A man-boy...

Why does the cake look green? I can assure you, it was blue, definitely not Shrek green.
He is a man now. My son is a man. He turned two today and I'm fairly sure that this is some kind of huge milestone in a boys life where he can take on bigger challenges... you know, thing's like sleeping in a big boy bed or not throwing the dang sippy cup anymore. Man stuff.

He's a man-boy who lifts his shirt for anyone. Classy.
Right now, I am sitting on the patio, watching Mal push his car around the yard and stick his fat little fingers through the fence so the puppy next door will lick them. Just watching him, seeing how big he has gotten, knowing how much he needs me but even more, how much I need him... I am overwhelmed. With love. There is no little boy that could fit into our family more perfectly, he is woven in to me, a part of me. Our family will never look the same, literally, he has changed our DNA and for generations after him, the Silvestri's will look like him, have a piece of him, a piece of Ethiopia. And I love that. Malak Kidus, I love you.

Last weekend we had a birthday party for him. Lord almighty... kids parties are CRAZY. Although, I will say this, we celebrated at a great little park and never again will I cram 40 people into our little house. It was glorious to be able to let the kids just run and play and burn energy and then be able to go home to a quiet house that was not thrashed from the festivities. Mal loved when we all sang Happy Birthday to him, he has been singing it for MONTHS, so it was a very exciting moment when everyone else decided to sing along as he sang it to himself again. Now, he has realized that you can really sing Happy Birthday to just about anyone... or anything. Happy Birthday airplane, Happy Birthday puzzle, Happy Birthday weenie and legs... anything really.


BTW, I have had a million questions about the cake (from facebook friends) so here is the link, if you want to make this fun, festive little cake. Disclaimer: It is so unhealthy it may kill the children who consume it. Just an FYI.
Yeah, we throw a freakin sweet party. Obviously. She loved it. Obviously.
Yeah, you try taking a picture of a two yr old at the park. Madness, I tell you.
Some sweet friends who graced us with their presence. And presents. :)
(a little play on words... cause I am witty like that)

Fun times were had, thanks to everyone who celebrated with us!!
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Today is Malak's actual birthday so we woke him up with his room decorated with streamers. A wonderland, if you will. His bed was surrounded with his gifts from us and we opened them and sang Happy Birthday (again).







We ended the birth-day with pizza (Mal's fave) at Hideaway. It was delicious and fun. Aside from when Malak kept grabbing the butt of the same (male) server that walked by about 47 times.
Cute boys having fun at the birthday dinner...
And, apparently I am not nearly as fun. Wah-wah.
Happy birthday Malak, Malak, Malak dear.

16 comments:

Sherry Sage said...

I was waiting on pics/recap of the party! Great party Tara and Eric. That cake was awesome. Malak really enjoyed it and that's exactly how a 2 year old party should be done. And just to defend that sleepy girl, she was diagnosed later in the week with pnemonia, so I would say that is the reason she is sleeping and not that the party was not wildly entertaining....because it was. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALAK MALAK BO BALAK BANANA FANA FO FALAK ME MI MO MALAK...MALAK!!

Christie said...

I love that cocky cocker is his word for so much, hahahaha. That would make me laugh, oh...all the time, I think.

Happy Birthday, Malak!

Pineapple Princess said...

Your writing freaking ROCKS!

Happy bday to your man-boy!

Shadley said...

my sore abs are hurting even more now after reading about "cocky cocker!" thanks a lot Tara!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

Oh, I love it when my daughter calls Hello Kitty... "Hello Titty"!
Just keepin it real!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Malak!! Oh the inappropriate words....with our twisted minds I just might let you watch the video of Silas eating his first cupcake. You will laugh until you cry. My others all said f*ck for fork, truck, and frog. (except Liv) It was a delightful time.

The Albertsons said...

oh my... love this post! i cracked up at the mispronounced words... sam actually says things pretty clearly, but pete still has this bobby kennedy accent (no clue how he got a boston accent... we're in NC...). so, when he says "shirt", drop the "r"... and when he shouts "HELP ME GET THIS SHIRT OFF" it's pretty dang funny... that happens with SO MANY words... heheeee
love!
becca

emily said...

Happy Birthday cute boy. Sure looks like you celebrated in style!!! :)

Sam said...

whats a weenie with legs.....

Anonymous said...

This post made me Laugh. Out. Loud. Happy birthday, Mal!!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Malak! It's crazy to think he is two already! I loved the cake, and thanks for posting the link to the recipe. I've never seen that before and I'll definitely have to remember to use it sometime!

Gina said...

Ummm, thanks for the sideways belly pic...awesome. Sherry, I can't believe she has pneumonia! Poor sweet girl! Malak, thank you for turning two so we could celebrate with you!! Tara and Eric, will you adopt me so I can wake up to streamers and presents around my bed??? Please, please, please???

Eric and Tara said...

Gina, Yes, I will adopt you. I have been looking into adopting an adult and you are such a good friend, that I am sure I could be a great mother for you. Mommy loves you...

courtney rose said...

So many parts of this post made me giggle....

zenisin said...

What a fun birthday party and i love that he got another family party. So funny that he was all excited and happy about his pic with his dad and not so much with you. All my friends with lil ones say the same thing.........that the baby/toddler loves daddy more. ha ha isnt true but still cute. Glad you guys had fun and are so blessed with Mal. Keep posting! ~Angie

Rebecca said...

Still sad we missed out on Malak's Birthday :( Cute post!