As of Monday, Andrew is 2! He had a great birthday, including dirt cake (complete with gummy worms, his favorite part). He also made quite a haul in the toy department. We got him a Plasma Car. "Nanna and Poppa" got him a Batman Big Wheel, and "Gramps and Grandma" got him a Little Einstein Rocket (which Jonathan has appropriated as his new favorite toy) and a big purple ball (suitable for bouncing on).
After his nap, we went to the Blackhand Gorge for a bike ride, where we took some fun pictures of the boys. After that, we picked up some take-out and had a picnic at a park in Granville (and the boys had a great time playing). We "met" a family like ours there - possibly the first family we've seen who actually behaves like we do when at the park (actively playing with their kids instead of just sitting on a bench and watching the kids). Jonathan and their older son Drew (both four) had a great time playing together. Then (at a reasonable time) their parents told them it was time to go home so they could get baths and read books. Sounds like us!
We all had a happy Andrew's birthday!