For our family celebration of Marshall’s second birthday, we had a train-tastic day!
Starting with breakfast, I made pumpkin spice French toast cut into trains and the grapes were suppose to be the clouds of smoke coming from the trains’ stacks.
We quickly got dressed after presents, as we scheduled family pictures early. Marshall loved going to Picture People in the mall, he knew quite a few of the photographers and loved to ham it up for them.
For lunch, we headed to Fritz’s restaurant. It’s such a fun place in Kansas City; the meals are delivered by toy trains!
As we walked out of the restaurant, my alarm went off signaling for us to take his candid birth minute photo. For his second birth minute photo, he was enjoying the fountains. Fitting, as Kansas City, MO is known as “the city of fountains”.
With full tummies we headed to our favorite pumpkin patch with our little October boy.
The day’s fun was not quite through as we headed back home. No, Marshall thought he opened all his presents but we had one last surprise for him waiting in his room!
Now I know some people think we go a little over the top in celebrating our kids. Here is why I’m okay with that: even as a brand new two-year old, who was 100% nonverbal, he was over the top grateful. Brad worked overnight before Marshall’s birthday, getting off at 7 am and diving right into the birthday celebration fun. He insisted on putting Marshall’s birthday before rest and that sacrifice wasn’t lost on our little guy.
So when Brad fell asleep beside Marshall’s new train table, his little buddy made sure to keep taking breaks from playing with his dream toy to hug and kiss his sleeping papa.
With that, Brad headed out for another overnight shift and Marshall and I played trains well into the evening. He couldn’t have had a better second birthday and for that I am so grateful! This was two!