It was very similar to Leo's first birthday party - right down to the location. A simple park picnic with some awesome food and great company. Much like the first time around, it was quite windy in the pavilion. The day was actually gorgeous, I just think that pavilion is a wind tunnel!
We once again made (and broke!) piñatas. The kids played at the adjacent playground while the adults chatted.
After we made a dent in the potluck dishes we moved on to cake. First we sang to Zoe with a banana-blueberry (cup)cake with cream cheese icing.
Then we sang to Leo with his "Three" cake. He had requested a chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cake, so I replicated a Pinterest cake I'd admired earlier in the year.
When I cut into it he exclaimed, "Chocolate!" And then immediately called, "Pops! Do you want some of my cake? It's chocolate!" Because he knows pops shares his love of chocolate cake.
I had worried while Larissa and I carefully placed each of those m&ms on the cake that the work wouldn't be worth it in the end- but the look on that kid's face was perfect.
Perhaps in a few years the kids won't be as excited about the idea of having a joint party, but it was really sweet for them to share the day.