Titus celebrated his second birthday in style! We started the morning off at Chick-fil-A. He got a free stuffed cow and sticker as a birthday present. We ate and played for a while, then headed back home to get the house set up for our party.
We had a camping theme, with tents set up with toys inside in the back yard. The sand box was the hit of the day, though. Further in the back yard we had a bonfire for s’mores.
Titus loved his cool camping cake! Thanks to our friend Betsy Burdett who make this awesome cake!
I said “No presents, please.” Nobody listened. 😉
Look at that handsome birthday boy! Two years of this cutie pie being alive on this earth. We have new traditions we are starting in our home. We have a memory verse of the month that we read and practice every night before bed. He’s not ready to do this yet, but we’re starting the tradition now, so that when he’s ready to memorize scripture, we will all have the habit ingrained. Right now, it’s still a great reminder for mom and dad!
Also, every night we pray with him and over him. He prays using his five fingers to remind him. We point to his thumb and “Praise the Lord”. His index finger reminds us to “Confess sins”. The middle finger reminds us to mention our “Thankfulness”. For the ring finger we “Pray for others” and for the pinky finger reminds Titus to “Pray for myself”. Again, this is Andy and I going through the motions teaching him this, but one day he will be able to do it on his own. Andy and I always pray blessings over him such as from Ephesians 3:14-19 “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
We want to take every opportunity to pray with him and for him. He loves to sit down at the dinner table, grab one of Andy’s fingers and mine with his hands, squint his eyes closed, and pray. It is so precious. The Lord is really grabbing his heart already and I can’t wait to see how Titus grows in His grace!