Friday, September 14, 2012

A Day Out..

..with THOMAS!!

We went to this event a few weeks back and it was amazing!  I hesitated to get tickets because they are very expensive and it was about an hour away. Trevor loves trains, but doesn't have a special attachment to Thomas. I am SO glad I decided to get tickets. The day was perfect and every childs dream come true! 

I happened to be babysitting that weekend while our friends were out of town. So, we had 4 kiddos in tow. We also met up with more friends and their kids. It was a great group!

We arrived shortly before our scheduled train ride. We sat in the back, on the right side, so we could see Thomas pulling us. The ride was about 20 minutes, forward and back. Trevor held tight to his ticket and loved every second.

After our ride, we went into the barns and climbed on all of the trains. All the kids loved that.

We sat down in the shade to eat lunch and for me to feed Gavin. The weather was beautiful...sunny and warm, but not too hot. The kids got tattoos and went in the jumphouse. Trevor loved seeing Thomas every time he went back and forth. I was thrilled to see him so excited about him.

The had other train rides, too. We went on a cable train car and saw all around the grounds of the train museum. We visited with some clowns, whom Trevor was not afraid of! We shared a big lemon shakeup and some popcorn.

There was so much to see and do. They had a few areas we skipped..playing with train tables, coloring, the stuff you can do at home. We were pushing hard through nap time and the kids were angels.

We went to the gift shop and spent too much. We got Trevor a shirt and new cup. We had to buy the train for A Day Out 2012 and Trevor chose a lantern. Our last stop was the model trains. We made a potty stop and everyone was asleep in the car within 2 minutes.

 Trevor has been talking about seeing Thomas ever since. We will add it to our yearly traditions we do with the kids.We can not wait to head back next year!


Fiona aka DRMama said...

This looks like soo much fun!! And how cute that he has been talking about Thomas ever since.. it sounds as if it was a very special day for him.

Kalle said...

Looks like a great time! Where did you get the Tshirts? Love that he wouldn't let go of his ticket - what a precious memory

Justin and Marcie said...

Such a cute idea!!! And I'm pretty sure those clowns would scare the crap out of me!!

Mrs. D'Amico said...

We are going at the end of the month and I'm so excited! Where did you get the shirts?

One Ordinary Family said...

We did this a couple of years ago in our neck of the woods and it was worth every penny! Now we're just waiting for the little guy to get a little bigger...we'll probably do it next year with him.

Jamie Pennington said...

Where is the place you get the Huge slices of pizza either from Chicago or WI? Saw it on a post in the winter time? Thanks!