The cake turned out to look (and taste) great, and it wasn't that difficult. Really. I was more intimidated by it that I should have been. It took my mom and I about 6 hours to bake and decorate the 36 wagons, but it was just fun. We both love doing this kind of stuff together, and it's mainly a chance to catch up over a glass of wine. During that time, M and J, my mom's wonderful partner, took over the dinner, the dishes, the diapers, the bath, and kept kiddo happy and occupied.
Although LP had been waiting for the party to happen for weeks, as soon as we got there he became completely spaced out (the lack of nap surely didn't help). I guess so many big trains can be overwhelming for little tots. He was OK but still very unlike himself during the whole afternoon (he didn't say much, for one thing, and wouldn't ring the engine bell). No one present had ever been to this fantastic (and little known) museum, and I think they were all impressed. Check it out if you can.
And oh, as you can see, LP has a new girlfriend. And she's quite a catch I must say.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009