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.