My little Owen carries around one of the story eggs I made him. It has a rain cloud on one side with a little sleeping face and a rainbow on the other side. He points to the rain and says "rain", he points to the rainbow and says "rainbow" in his cute, little toddler voice. It's so sweet because he was born during a torrential rain storm. The rain was coming down all night long and was very soothing to me during labor. Then it was storming and added an intensity to his birth. The rain came as fast and as intense as my little baby did. Even before the midwives! He was caught by Papa! Read Owen's birth story here.
My little rain baby born in the desert asks for rain all the time and points to every rainbow or "perceived rainbow", and exclaims "rainbow!". So to me it seemed like a great idea to have a Rainbow party!
Now when I say party, I mean a very intimate party, just two families. Still that didn't stop me from going all out on the Birthday crafting. I made this rainbow banner with hand sewn felt letters.
I hand sewed smaller banners for over a doorway and the fireplace. We had a birthday mantle.
A little felt peg doll baby in a wet felted cradle.
A rainbow crayon rock we made. Our rainbow gnomes and lots of bright blue glass stones.
Owen's baby photo book and a small candle standing in acorns.
We had a framed rainbow watercolor painting on our nature table.
I made rainbow ribbon streamers for the kids to take home. I used small, Boye wooden rings and satin ribbon in all the colors of the rainbow.
They served as a decoration at our entrance until the kids came in and then they had fun playing with them.
We had fruit and veggies in rainbow colors.
I made some rainbow colored peg dolls in pots for Owen's gift and decoration. Red was already missing here for this picture. Owen and Michael both love them! Owen likes to take them out of their pots, puts them all in a basket with a little knit blanket and says they're sleeping.
The biggest hit was the rainbow cake! I used this recipe from Whisk Kid. Except I blobbed all the colors together to make just 2 layers. First red, orange & yellow. Then in the other layer, purple, blue then green. I had zero desire to make 6 separate layers. I'm a lazy baker and this was enough work for me.
It came out beautifully and was the big surprise moment of the party. Adults and children alike thought it was fun.
Owen in party mode!
Present time! He loved his wrecking ball truck that came with blocks to knock over.We also got him a semi truck with an upside down car in the cab from Green Bean Toys on etsy. Friends gave him an owl back pack filled with goodies &
two adorable knit animals. Not to mention a couple of sweet kid made cards.
This was such a fun party! Happy 2nd Birthday Owen!
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