Monday, September 1, 2008

Pre-birthday fun!

This is how I spent my Sunday:

We've established Evan's dinosaur hang-up. So for his fourth birthday (which is actually tomorrow) we went to the T-Rex Cafe with all the grandparents. It's exactly like the Rainforest Cafe (how many of you have been lucky enough to eat there?), except with dinosaurs instead of jungle animals. It's a little embarrassing to eat there as an adult, and we didn't have quite enough children with us to look entirely legitimate. But he loved it! (In contrast, all the adults were entirely overstimulated by the experience. The place needs some kind of disclaimer for heart patients and pregnant women.) And, yeah, they brought him a birthday sundae. He ate the cherry and the whipped cream off the top. That was it.

Conveniently, they have a Build-A-Dino workshop located inside the restaurant. (Marketing is amazing.) So he got to build a (you guessed it) dino for his birthday. He chose a t-rex (what self-respecting boy wouldn't?). And named it T Cal, for reasons not understood to me. He's taken it everywhere with him since he acquired it.
Then we came home for presents from grandparents and cake and ice cream. How happy does he look?!

By the way, this cake is single-handedly responsible for me not posting one single time this weekend. It took a good part of three days to complete. Will somebody please tell me to just get a Better Crocker mix next time?!
Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend. Evan certainly did.


  1. Don't think you could pry the smile off his face with a crowbar!

  2. Yep, that's my Evan. Either smiling like that or screaming his little head off....


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