Grae Turns Two!

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo,

Graeson Royce is Turning TWO!

We celebrated Grae’s second birthday with a train themed party this weekend!  What a blast! We had the most amazing day with family and friends, and took tons of pictures so G will remember it forever.

Grae’s first words when he opens his eyes in the morning are always, “Choo Choo, Mama?! Choo Choo!” And then we have to go through his options to figure out what choo choo his little heart desires that morning- Dinosaur Train Cartoons, Thomas Cartoons, his Brio Train toys from Grandma and Grandpa, or his big, remote control train.  So, we knew that this year’s party just had to be all about his adored trains.

I’d been squirreling away decorations for months, so it was fun to stand back and see how all the ideas came together! Thank you so much to my wonderful family for helping make it so very special.

We kept the food simple and toddler friendly- all of G’s favorites (with a train-themed name, of course):

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Our guests took home conductor hats, train whistles, and adorable (handmade by Grandma) candy trains as party favors- and it was an extra fun treat to see our whole family riding around the neighborhood in a Thomas train with their conductor hats on- what good sports! 😉

Table Settings

Cake Table

The forecast was calling for rain in the morning, so we were hesitant to set up in the yard, but thankfully the rain held off and we could have the party out on the back deck with the kid-sized picnic table that Daddy and Uncle Khyle built special for his party.


We had a couple of different activities planned: A trackless train painted like Thomas that took us for rides around the neighborhood, an industrial sized cotton candy machine, bubbles- complete with bubble wands and a bubble refill station, and a remote control train that was circling the cake table.  I think I had as much fun as the kids! 🙂


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Our outgoing little guy didn’t quite know what to think when we sang him happy birthday.  He got very serious and reserved and looked down at his feet when he realized this whole day was about him. 🙂



It was just a wonderful day and the perfect celebration for one of the sweetest little boys in our lives. Grae brings so much joy and happiness to our family and we cherish every opportunity we get to celebrate him. I can’t believe another year came and went so fast – before you know it, we’ll be here again, watching him blow out three candles as he runs off his sugar buzz. Until then, we count our lucky stars for every day we get to watch him grow.

We love you, Graeson! Hooray for turning two!

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