We went to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate Isaac's bday while Buddy and Maurine were here. We really went cause Daisy was begging to go. But we wanted to celebrate...and what better place for a kids bday party. :) We ate pizza, brought our own cake from home and did a few gifts.
His cake was done that afternoon after our busy day at Silver Springs. We used his cars to decorate and some M & M's I had to spell out "Isaac is 2." Isaac liked the cars at first. But then was quite put out that they had icing in their wheels (just a little...we used a plate cut out to put them on). The boy does not like his cars messed up! He doesn't even want them wet in the bath!) We gave him a few little things. And then Buddy and Maurine gave him a push lawnmower....at that moment I think the entire loud obnoxious scene at Chuck E Cheese completely disappeared from Isaac's sight. He did nothing but mow. He took off the second he saw it weaving in and out of games and kids. It was hilarious. Needless to say, the lawn mower was a hit.
(The next morning Isaac escapes safely from his crib ...yes we are THERE now, BUMMER....and I wake to his door closing. Then I hear a little pitter patter of feet on our tile. Then I hear the little lawn mower. And I keep listening as the noise gets closer and closer to our door. :) I am cracking up at this point. The mower nails our slightly cracked door and busting thru is sleepy eyed Isaac hard at work mowing the floor. He makes his way in, uses his precious little chubby arm to close the door. And then proceeds to my bedside. "Hi Mama." I was laughin out loud.)
The "small things" we gave him were Cars cars. We got him Mater (that I had to get on Ebay!) and Doc. The real challenge was watching those things like a hawk! He would place them on top of the mower and stroll them around. If any of you have ever had a child love small items such as cars then you understand. I spend a good chunk of my day seeking a specific 3 inch item that my toddler could have placed ANYWHERE while he is screaming "KEEN!" or "SAH-EEE (sally)!". Exhausting. Why doesn't he love boulders or elephants (one day he will...roll tide)? I was watching him once at CEC and looked away for sec and heard him saying "MA-ER! Ma-ER!" (Mater). He had dropped him down in a GAME...in a huge hole that went all the way to the floor. I found myself shoulder deep in Track Challenge 2000 looking for Mater.... rummaging thru who-knows-what-else kids had dropped in this hole. UGH. All for the sake of sweet Isaac. :)