I love birthday parties, especially the ones celebrating first birthdays. There’s always balloons, great food and cake smashing. Thomas’ party was no different. It featured a book theme, so not only did the food match up with various children’s books, but everyone was instructed to bring a book in lieu of a gift. Plus, the cake was designed like “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” which was always one of my favorite books. I’m so glad these children’s classics stick around for future generations. I may not understand the weird cartoon network stuff (whatever happened to Tom and Jerry), but at least I understand the books.