birthday festivities

I still have a 2-year-old for a few more days, but we celebrated him turning 3 this weekend. Last year it snowed heavily on the day of his party, so we had a birthday brunch instead. We liked it so much that we decided to do it again this year. Everyone in the family was able to attend, and it was a great day!

This picture is Lucas's birthday sentiment in a nutshell. "Happy Birthdaymas". It feels like Christmas, it looks like Christmas, it sounds like Christmas and it smells like Christmas. I guess that's the way it will always feel. It was especially fun to sing to him this year, because he sang along, with his own version: "happy cake to you..."

He asked for a brown cake... so he got one!

getting ready to sing...

family shot

Today Lucas was supposed to have his 3-year pictures taken, but that fell through, so we decided to continue the celebration at the Strasburg Railroad. It was chilly, but so much fun. His reactions to the big trains were absolutely priceless. He got to see Santa, and there were strolling carolers and musicians on the train too. He kept asking where Thomas was though...

pointing at the other big trains

trying to get the window open

getting tickled by Daddy

riding the cranky train

We also visited the Choo Choo Barn to see a huge indoor toy train display. That was quite impressive.

I can't believe he's all but 3. My how the time flies...