The weekend saw the young one turn two and it was a bit touch and go whether he would be well in time for his birthday but the day came and he was fully recovered and out of quarantine.
I've always said that I would like to make the boys birthday cakes even if they don't look quite right but I think you can still work out that I made him a Thomas cake. The day before his birthday we had a few of his friends round for a play date and birthday tea before my dad arrived with his new toy.
The boys played with their cousins in the 'snow' and made it a competition to see who could get more on their face!
On his birthday I wanted to do something train related but not Christmassy. That is a hard find when your birthday is within two weeks of Christmas. Luckily a friend of mine tagged me in a post on facebook about track party. It's basically a massive toy train track which the kids get free rein on and are allowed to play on. They were fairly local on his actual birthday so we paid our £8 for the boys to play and were glad I booked it when I did because they sold out of all time slots fairly quickly.
The boys loved having a choice of trains and with the perfect number of children allowed int he hall there was plenty of track to go round without any tantrums. The boy was trusted with a fast train and the look on his face when he realised it was about 5 times faster than the other trains was a picture.
We loved it so will be booking up again soon and maybe even for the young ones birthday party next year.
After the train play we went for ice-cream and cake in a nearby ice-cream parlour. We were going to go and look at the Christmas lights in Greyhound Close but with no battery left on our phones we didn't know the way we needed to walk from the train station so we headed home instead.
All in all a great birthday for our second born on his second birthday.