Two weeks ago we made a little trip over to Birthday World for Austin’s third birthday celebration!! Let me tell you, Birthday World did not disappoint. What could be more fun than tons of small children running around all hyped up on juice and cake playing video games, riding roller coasters and jumping in bounce houses?!? I’m pretty sure I had a headache within minutes of stepping in the door, but the important thing was…Austin had an awesome birthday party and Ben had a super fun time!!
Ben absolutely LOVES trains right now. So, as soon as we walked in the door he immediately spotted the train roller coaster…yes, roller coaster. I guess when I heard people talking about the “train ride at Birthday World” I was thinking more along the lines of a train that meandered along a flat level track carrying relaxed happy children that waved and smiled at their parents as they slowly passed by. This train ride…not so much. However, Ben was not deterred in the least. He kept pointing at the train wanting so desperately to go for a ride and considering he met the height requirement we thought we’d let him give it a try. Personally, I thought Jake would buckle him into the train car and then he’d want to get out and it would be over. Oh, no…this boy held on to the hand rail with the most determined look on his face that I have ever seen.
One of his little friends, Kailah, climbed aboard and off they went. Choo Choo!!
Up, down and around…repeat. As you can see, he hung in there until the end!! Then he began what we called a love/hate relationship with the train for the rest of the day. He didn’t necessarily want to get back on it…he cried when we got too close, he cried when we walked away and he cried every time he saw it thereafter. (Note: Feel free to turn down the volume on your computer before you watch this video…I’m completely freaking out the entire time…I’m pretty sure it scared me more than it scared Ben!!)
After some coaxing we ventured over to try out the carousel (that just so happened to be right next to the train so each time the carousel made a whirl around making the train visible to him, Ben began to cry) and finally we made it to the arcade area! Before long, the train was a distant memory!!
Of course we took time out to eat some cake!
Lots of sugar + Two hours of fun with his friends = One tired little boy!