The wooden Melissa and Doug toys have been one of Oaks favorite! They’re really cute to give for gifts because they’re more of a classic toy that you can keep forever and pass down to other kids. Oaks really love the play pretend toys too. I usually will get him one big toy and a few other smaller toys as his Christmas. I love these tables and sand table! Super cute for Summer.. Plus I’m really eyeing this fun treehouse! The kids Ipad is the best thing to have if you don’t have one yet for your kids. Oaks only watches shows on his in the car, but it saves a lot of car rides! All of these items are on major sale for Black Friday!
Nordstrom has their EXTRA 20% OFF going on right now, with selected items. All of these I chose from the sale so make sure you go snag what you can! Good things go fast. Hunter boots are a must. Oaks loves them and wore them for a good 6 months. I need to get him another pair! I love toddler shoes so much!
I finally got it together and decided it was time I share Oaks 2nd birthday party photos… haha seriously slacking in that department. So here you are! A month later… he’s now 25 months. My baby is just growing and growing.
So the night before his birthday, while he was sleeping, I snuck in there and placed all these balloons in his room so he would be so excited when he woke up. And he was! I posted it on my IG stories, if you already saw. He loves balloons so I was so happy to surprise him! We then made him some yummy pancakes and let him blow out his first candle. He kept wanting me to relight it, so he could blow it out. When he blows it out, he goes “YAAAYYY” and claps his hands. Cutest thing in the entire world!
He loves balls, and anything that shaped like a ball. So of course, I was going to throw in a “Ball Theme” party. It was super easy to throw together! Just got foods together that were shaped like balls, and done. I made these CARAMEL APPLES from scratch with my friend. Well she made them, I just supplied the goods haha.
I got doughnut holes, cheeto puff balls cheese balls and cupcakes from Sweet Tooth Fairy. His cake was also from there. I got his CAKE TOPPER off of esty, and got candy gum balls to decorate the edges of the cake. I also put little balls in glass jars as a decorative idea!
We had a little ball pit for him that he stills plays in! Super fun. I got the BALLS on amazon as well as the PACK SET.
I had to wake him up from his nap to party, so he was a little cranks as you can tell in the photos, but he got all warmed up after everyone left the party haha. It was just a super simple party that I threw together stress free. I didn’t want to stress myself out this year, like I did with his FIRST BIRTHDAY. This year I could actually just enjoy it and not worry so much. I did love that first birthday though! So much fun and so cute.
So I get a lot of questions on the little KIDS TABLE I got him for his birthday. I went with the budget friendly one and so glad I did! Its so nice and glad I didn’t spend an extra $150 on. Its cute and he loves it, so thats all that matters. It’s actually in our kitchen with these cute little Melissa and Doug Toys.