As the boy's birthday was approaching we decided that we would just have a small family celebration, simplicity, we thought was best. We didn't really go out and buy them gifts I was just going to make them a cake and we would sing them each happy birthday. I did get some books from the library about birthday parties which we read over and over and over again. Before we knew it, the boys were birthday experts...and the simplicity of their birthday was soon to be over. The boys were showered with gifts from grandparents, great grandparents, neighbors, aunts and uncles, and friends. They had three "birthday cakes" and we sang them happy birthday more times than we can count! Their favorite part....blowing out the candles. Oh the joys of turning two.