As most of you know, C & I headed out to see Sister and her little girl a few weeks ago. Her hubby accepted a job closer in our state (YAY!) which means she'll be closer to us-- by a LOT. We are SUPER excited to be able to spend more time with them. But they still haven't officially moved and she is single-parenting it right now so we thought we'd swing out to give her some company on a weekend.
We lucked out with beautiful weather and were able to play outside most of the time. Although it was definitely chilly, that seemed pretty appropriate for mid- October.
The highlight of the weekend was going for a ride on a TRAIN. Like most 2 year old boys, C is currently obsessed with trains and having the chance to be near them, let alone ride on one, is pretty much the best thing ever. Needless to say, he was pumped.
|We arrived right as the train was heading out-- he was sad we missed it and very worried that he wouldn't have a turn. Poor guy.|
|Proud little man-- next to railroads that make him so happy!|
|ALl smiles as they board the train! Notice the grip C has on his ticket-- he was so excited to give it to the "gin-eer".|
|My adorable date!|
|Pretty sure there's nothing cuter than this picture, right?|
|N didn't want to smile-- she was too busy with the popcorn!|
|Picking out the pumpkins-- C marched right over, grabbed one, and got back on the train. He did NOT want to miss one second of being on that train.|
|Waiting patiently while N picked out her pumpkin.|
|Posing for a picture by the engine-- Who can say ham? :)|
Of course the weekend flew by too quickly and we were heading for home before we knew it. Thankfully, C slept in the car so his mother could recharge her batteries a bit (he was tired after waking up around 6:00 both mornings. Thank you son.) and we both were good as new when we returned to Spahnville later that night. C talked about that train ride for the next week-- I think it made a mighty impression on him. I wonder what he'd say if we told him that same park offers a Polar Express ride in December? Shhhhhh..... don't let the cat out of the bag just yet.