Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gettin Big!

I had fun making the cake for Stephen's birthday! It's been a while since I've made one. It used to take me almost a whole day to bake and decorate a cake, but working on this one a little at a time over two days worked out really well!

We didn't do his "party" until the Saturday after when Kyle could be home, so on the day, we had jello jigglers and a special breakfast.

We asked Stephen on the actual day what he wanted for breakfast. He said, "Cake." So we gave him some options, "You could have eggs or pancakes or french toast."


We decided pancakes were close enough.

I think the cake was worth the wait.

We three older ones had as much fun with the celebrations as he did!
Happy Birthday little man!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

24 Hour Vacation: Train Museum

Right now, trains are BIG. Alaina and Stephen both love them, Stephen most especially, of course.

Imagine the excitement when we stopped at a train museum and went on a real train ride!

Stephen was so engrossed that he could hardly move! He was just soaking it up! Everyone loved riding the train.

Well, almost everyone! Poor little James complained for about half the trip, then fell asleep on my shoulder.

The whole Museum was perfectly set up for young children. The kids loved playing with the train tables set up at both depots.

On the return journey, Kyle and the kids rode on the open air car. It was a hot day, and the breeze felt GREAT.

Such fun! Alaina liked sitting on the brown "couches", and Stephen added a railway crossing sound (ding-ding, ding-ding) to his repertoire of noises. They still talk about it even a month later!