Grandma and Grandpa Lyons came all the way from Texas to attend Roan's 2nd birthday party, on November 6th. The party itself lasted 2 and a half hours. Barbara helped with all the setup and clean up. Roger was the party photographer. We started with an art project: fall leaves made with contact paper and shredded tissue paper. You can see how well that went from this photo:
After art we had music. Pete from Music Together came over with his guitar and a bag of instruments. Roan treated him like a visiting dignitary. He kept climbing on the couch next to Pete, smiling at him and shouting his name to everyone. He couldn't believe that Pete, a real live rock star, was sitting on his couch, in the flesh. Here is Ro shaking shakers with Dad:
The party even had a theme. The theme was Thomas the train. Jay bought things like banners and these Thomas the train hats from a website called TrainParty.com . It has become a running joke how much money Jay spent at TrainParty.com
Pete, rocking out. I am the only one wearing a Thomas hat.
The next morning, we arrive at the Opening Presents stage of the birthday party. Grandma and Grandpa Lyons gave Roan a lot of Matchbox Cars.