It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago, this little guy entered our lives.

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My mop topped, goofy, sweet and silly nephew Finn turned TWO today. My oh MY how time flies!!

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This morning my Mom, Dad, Ben and I drove a couple hours over to Omaha, NE, where my sister-in-law is from, to celebrate the big day.

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I don’t know who had more fun –

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Finn or all of us, his family and friends, watching his expressions as he tore into oodles of presents, 

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had an impromptu tissue paper party,

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and opened the biggest surprise of the day – a brand new tricyle!

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GASP!

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No WAY, Mom!

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Check out the features on this thing! ;)

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ADORABLE.

Afterwards we stripped down to our birthday suits (ok, just Finn ;) ) for some lunch.

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Sloppy Joes, pasta salad, fresh fruit and some chips & dip.

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Then it was time for cake!

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ARRGOMPH momph momph – I have never seen a child take a bigger bite. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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Want some kizschtn? (That’s Finn’s name for me until he can pronounce his R’s. ;) )

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Wheee! I love cake!

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La di da,

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di da…

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Oook, and we’re done with that. ;)

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While Finn dug into his egg, dairy & nut free cupcakes (food allergies…) the rest of us noshed on the regular variety – MMMM I love any excuse to devour a good cupcake! :D

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Happy Birthday to the light of our lives! We love you so much Finn!

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The end of the birthday party coincided with the start of a football game between the state’s biggest rivals – University of Iowa vs Iowa State University. PICK YOUR SIDE!

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Not wanting to miss it, my parents, Ben and I stopped by a local bar & grill to catch the last half over a round of beer before heading home.

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We’re all die-hard University of Iowa Hawkeye fans.

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I won’t go into detail, but the Hawks unfortunately ran into some technical difficulties today.

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This is going to be a long season…sigh!

We’re all back home now and are settling in for a low-key night. Lots to do tomorrow! Happy Saturday! :D