Saturday, August 23, 2008

eat, play, love

Choo-Choo Bob's is a little train store in St. Paul. It offers a great birthday party package, and we had Daniel's 2nd birthday party there today.


Kids love Choo-Choo Bob's because there are train tables set up all across the back of the store, and kids can play there for free — their very own island of Sodor! Daniel and a half dozen of his toddler friends had such a great time playing that it was almost a shame to call them in for snacks.


The party package includes a cake (a very tasty cake from La Patisserie in St. Paul). Daniel had been talking about his birthday cake all morning, but once it was in front of him, he didn't quite know what to do. He was very somber indeed.


He soon got into the spirit, however. Within 20 minutes, he was so jacked up on sugar that he couldn't sit still to open his gifts. It was kind of funny but kind of sad, like seeing someone on a bad drug trip.


Benjamin slept through much of the party. Once he woke up, he got some good face time with his grandpa.


I had a good time, too. For those few hours, I wasn't a woman with cancer. I was just a happy mom.

17 comments:

LutherLiz said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! It is a great time of year to be born! I'm glad you had a great party!

Monkeymama said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

That looks like a great place to have a party!

jennifer V. said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! What a cool birthday party you had!

kristine said...

That is awesome! Happy birthday litte (BIG) guy!

amy said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! Sounds like a very fun party...

Amy said...

Happy Number Two Daniel! I love the family photo and the one of Ben and Grandpa - that one was extra special.

Anonymous said...

Yay - a very happy day to (somewhat) counteract the crappy (stroller crazy) week! It's nice to *just* be a happy mom once in a while isn't it!?!?! So glad to hear you had a good time! :+)

Betseeee said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! I'm glad you were able to to enjoy his party - that place looks awesome. I hope you guys get some satisfaction on the stolen stroller. I am so angry on your behalf!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! I can't believe he's already two! What a fun party!

Marketing Mama said...

Looks like a great time. Love the family picture! We should check out that train store. I know a little boy who would love it. :)

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

Ahuva Batya said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! I love the pictures, and the day looked like a wonderful one. YOu look so happy.

Piccinigirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIEL!!!
that place looked like so much fun. I love the face before the cake, sooo cute.
You all look so good. So HAPPY.

Roxy said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!! What a wonderful birthday party!!!!

Coach Megan Thomas said...

Great pictures -- sounds like a great second birthday party!

Megan

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, so cute of Ben and Ray! Ben looks like he's so captivated by Ray's face.

And isn't today Daniel's actual birthday?
Happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to Daniel
happy birthday to you.

- Susanne

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! I can't help but remember your doctor singing "Happy Birthday" to Daniel the moment he was born. It was beautiful.

p.s. Choo Choo Bob's rocks! Great choice1