My folks are throwing the official birthday party next weekend, but this past Sunday was Daniel’s second birthday. In celebration, the Hubby, Daniel, and I went to the Dallas Arboretum, where its Fall festival included lots and lots of pumpkins.
“Pumpkin,” we said, pointing to the many bright orange gourds.
“Ummkimm!” Daniel said, patting the big ones appreciatively and trying to take off with the tiny ones.
He really liked the Storybook Playhouses there, especially the Alice in Wonderland house, in which Daniel refused to leave — he was having so much fun trying to climb up the stairs.
It didn’t take long for me to regret that I forgot the digital camera!
For his birthday dinner, Daniel had lasagna (which he liked). But when it came to his slice of chocolate cake, in which I put two candles and lit for the birthday song, Daniel was NOT a happy camper. He kept saying, “No! No! NOOOOOO!!!” as we sang “Happy Birthday” and asked that he blow out the candles. He was visibly upset by the candles, and that’s when it hit me — he had NEVER seen food on fire, and it probably scared him.
So we blew out the candles, turned on the lights, and showed Daniel that the candles were safe. He instantly perked up once he tasted the cake. 🙂
So… I’m thinking we’ll be “practicing” blowing out the candles, so that we won’t have an upset two-year old, come party day!