A Half Birthday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Because Little Brother's birthday is Christmas Day and tends to get overshadowed a bit, we've started celebrating his half birthday.  This year, it seemed awfully hot for a party, so we opted for a family celebration at Oma and Opa's house, which I think is the Happiest Place on Earth (apologies, Disney) to my kiddos.

Our birthday outing began with a visit to the Wimberley Express Train Station.
After some math practice and a quick lesson on making change, each kid had a ticket to board the Wimberley Express.
Those yellow hats are from a rubber duckie race,
which they attended during a previous visit to the Happiest Place.
Little Brother's favorite color is green.

See those seat belts?  And those seat backs?  Oma and Opa don't miss any details.
There are no pink train cars, so Big Sister chose blue.

Feathers in her hair!
And that left Mr. Great with yellow.  Such a good sport, isn't he?
"All aboard," says the happy conductor (who bought the Gator specifically to pull the train).
Away they went, down the road.
There were many trips that day, up and down the long driveway, trying out each train car.
Before long, Big Sister was driving the train (er, Gator).

Later, we treated Little Brother to a special dessert of his choice.  We're not fancy folks, and we're not afraid to stick some candles into chocolate pudding.

Not pictured, swinging on the playscape and hanging out in the treehouse.  What a happy half-birthday it was.  There's no doubt that boy knows he's loved.

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