This is the first year our little family has been together for Riley's birthday. First year Riley and I were in the states, and second year Elden was in Africa. So we made sure we had a lot of fun this year. Riley requested a Thomas cake. He loved it! (and it was super easy! I didn't know that blue velvet cake was a thing, but it is, and it made the perfect thomas cake!) I dyed some frosting green (saved a little to do brown for the tracks) and then kit kats for the tracks.
A few days later we drove to France to go to Disneyland Paris. We stayed one night in a pretty awesome hotel that had a pool with a pirate ship in it and two water slides. We made sure we got there early enough so Riley could swim. He and Elden went down the slide over and over and over for about 2 hours I think. He slept very well that night!
Disneyland was cold, windy and rainy off and on. But Riley didn't mind! We had prepared for it so we were all bundled up. It seemed strange to be at Disneyland in hats, coats and gloves!
I'm really glad Elden can stomach the rides that go around and around really fast!!
He was a little afraid of Mickey. Which is unfortunate since we waited over 45 minutes to meet him!
So we ended up with a family picture instead.
Riley LOVES having his picture taken.