Our first born son turned three this week. We had a celebration with Indiana family last week and then spent some family time together on his actual birthday. J wanted us to recreate the exact train themed party we had done for M a couple of months before. I am not really sure where that came from but his biggest request was a train cake.
Grammie spent one whole evening making delicious homemade lemon pounds cakes for the train. She even sliced her fingers trying to bake a section of the cake in a tin can so we could have an engine that looked like an engine instead of a truck. (M's birthday train looked like a truck attached to train cars!)
Thanks to Grammie and Nana the train turned out great! J was thrilled when he saw it. He remembered that M was given the whole engine to eat so that was his request.
If you can't tell he was super excited about the idea of getting the whole engine. I was not too thrilled about his eating an entire pound cake covered in frosting so we made sure to limit his intake. I think he ended up eating a bit of candy off the top and maybe one or two bites of the actual cake.
We had a wonderful time celebrating with both sides of the family. His birthday meal was tator tots, dinosaur chicken nuggets (he ate eight of them), chips, pretzels, fruit, and salad. Nothing like processed food overload! We are so blessed to have a family that loves and cares for each other and enjoys spending time together. What a gift for us and our children!