Thursday we took the boys to see Thomas, well at least a full sized version of him. We’ve been looking forward to this for months. Cody left work a couple hours early so we could make the drive up to the rail station. The boys have been fighting a cold for a few weeks now, so they were subdued. I could rant about the issue we’ve been having with our former pediatrician, but I’ll spare you.
We arrived about an hour early to look around. There were multiple tents set up for storytellers, train tables, temporary tattoos, Sir Topham Hatt and of course a large gift shop. The boys were cranky, really cranky.
We spent a fair amount of time looking through the gift shop. We bought the boys each a conductor’s hat, something we’ve been looking to purchase for a while and a poster to hang in the play room. The boys were terrified of Topham Hatt, but spent some time playing with all the train sets.
Despite the crankiness everyone was pretty happy to board the train. They had decorated the cars with banners and pictures of different engines. The conductor went down the aisles giving all of the kids a junior conductor certificate. During the ride they played a short story that encouraged everyone to participate. The boys were pretty excited and a bit surprised to hear Thomas coming over the speakers.
It was a 30 minute train ride afterwards we walked through the hay lined path and over to wait in line to have our picture taken with Thomas.
There was no way the boys would stand alone for a picture, face the camera and stay together. Cody and I took turns posing for pictures.
In the pictures with me I’m the only one smiling, Parker and Nicholas are crying. They were so done for the day. We plan on going next year, where hopefully no one is sick. We already have the hats.