Jobe had made a request to Grandma and Mom that spaghetti be the entree for his third birthday party. He was obliged. Then he had to hurry up and eat it because Kalib was playing with the new train set all by himself.
This train - and three other magnificent Thomas the Train toys came to the boys from Carol White of New Jersey.
Carol had ordered a small print from my blog store at the usual price. She informed me she adores my grandsons and from her own experience with her own children knows that however intense it is right now, their obsession with toy trains won't last forever. So she sent these train toys to feed their obsession.
Instead of the small print she ordered, I made the largest I am currently capable of making and sent it to her. The boys thank you, Carol and so do I. These boys had dire need for a toy train.
As his older brothers ate spaghetti and played with trains, Lynxton bounced up and down with assistance from Grandma.
Melanie made the birthday cake. Jobe helped her frost it.
Lisa came with coffee and used the hot cup to warm Jim's head. As Charlie, our usual get-together coffee maker, had not come, nor had Bryce, Rex or Cortney, Lisa also brewed a pot of coffee to supplement the cake.
As I noted yesterday, Jobe's third birthday actually fell on February 12, when I was in Barrow for the opening day of Kivgiq and his mother was too ill battling pneumonia to stage a party for him. The three tall candles represent his actual birthday and the three short candles the party we held for him yesterday.
He blew five out, then had to take an extra puff to blow out the 6th.
A yellow car is stuck on the tracks. The train is coming, charging around the track. Will their be a collision?
Of course! And of course I photographed this collision along with half-a-dozen others that followed and some of those photos are pretty good.
But I will leave the picture story here and let you use your imagination.
I have much to do and do not plan to post again before Thursday.