Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Choo Choo for the Two-Year-Old!

On Saturday afternoon, we had a small party to celebrate our little guy's second birthday. When Charlie woke up from his nap and saw his train cake set up on the dining room table, he literally gasped, then pointed at it all night long, saying "choo choo tayn take." Eventually, the temptation got the better of him and when no one was looking, he grabbed a blue fistful and smeared it around his face.

The weather was gorgeous, so the adults had a happy hour on the back deck until sunset; then everyone came in for Chicago-style hot dogs with all the fixin's...or at least all of them that we could find down South (no poppy seed hot dog buns or sport peppers around here).

We all sang happy birthday to Charlie and watched him spit all over the cake...I mean, blow out his candle. We were having so much fun, I completely forgot to open gifts, so we opened them in our pjs like it was Christmas morning the next day.

What a blast! Now we're all geared up for Madeline to turn four next month!

Charlie can't help himself!
A train named after Charlie!!

Playing with their new parachute from Papa and Ning


Mollie said...

Wow, did you make that cake!?!?!?!?! I think you should go into the cake making business....seriously! Sounds SO amazing. I wish I could have been there.

The Brown Family said...

What a cool cake! I bet Madeline was a big helper. I see lots of train stuff in your future. It's a daily pasttime around here. Boys and trains just seem to go together, and I'm sure Madeline is loving it too. Happy 2nd to Charlie!!!