Bubba turns three tomorrow. I cannot believe it has already been three years! Time has really flown. I won't wax poetic in this post - check in tomorrow - but I will say that I'm excited. Toddler birthdays are fun because the kids are so young. They don't care if their party is at Pump It Up or if it's Hawaiian themed or if there is a petting zoo. Toddlers are focused on the food.
Lemme tell ya, I've been to enough kid parties to know the age old recipe for success: cake and ice cream. The more the merrier. At one birthday party we attended, there were two cakes. And beer. I've heard beer can help but, personally, I don't think it belongs at a kid's party. Is it really that difficult to spend an hour with fifteen three-and-four year olds without taking a drink? Hmm...never mind. It doesn't matter, though, because we are nixing the party plan and going somewhere kid-friendly and warm.
This morning, I will take some time and order Bubba's cake; thank goodness all the local markets stock a train template. Then, I will spend a little time at the local toy shop picking out a few items. That last bit will be really difficult because the boy has a gazillion cars and trains and those are just his toys. He's also got two other roomfuls of treasure and two sisters to help him navigate it. But, if you have any recommendations for three-year old toys, I'd love to hear them. It's 6am. The toy store opens at 10am. Go!