So our baby boy turned two last week and he has had a whirlwind triple dose of celebrations. First was Christmas of course, so much fun for him this year. He is beginning to understand the Santa concept and really caught on to the presents idea. I caught him yelling from his crib at naptime twice this week the following: HO, HO, HO Merry Christmas Santa! (when I say yelling, I mean yelling) this little man is such a character.So then came Monday, Dec. 27th his real birthday. Scott took the day off and we all (plus Aspens Friend Sarah) took Gabe to Easton for a birthday lunch and build-a-bear trip. We got to go to The Cheesecake Factory (thank you Jill for the giftcard) It was all of our first time there. It was amazing, the biggest menu I have ever seen and literally 20 different types of cheesecake for dessert. And they sang to Gabe for his birthday and gave him his own piece of birthday cheesecake. He loved it, the singing and the cheesecake. For the rest of the day he was singing, Happy Birthday Me and smiling. Here are some photos of the lunch celebration:
One of my favorite photos of Gabe ever, and Aspen took it!
Then we headed outside to walk around for awhile and discovered the Easton Railway train set. Gabe was completely enthralled and considering how cold it was outside that is saying alot. Here are some photos of the train encounter:
Then it was off to Build-a-Bear for Gabriel to create a new birthday stuffie. So we take him in and we literally go through every animal asking him do you like _____? Every time he said, No, No, No- until finally we picked up a horse and he grabbed it hugged it and said YeeHaw...lol. So he is truly a little cowboy at heart apparently, living up to his Grandma Fox-Folchert side of the family for sure!
After that we walked around some more and it got dark, so we had to go back to the trains in the dark. It was even cooler lit up at night.
Saved the best for last, they had an incredible Christmas Tree lit up in the courtyard. Wow.
Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year's Eve! Best wishes in 2011!