Monday, July 25, 2011

Trains With Daddy!

When Dave finally came home from his most recent 96 hour shift, we were so excited to see him!  To celebrate having our daddy back for a few hours (he had to work again the next three days!), we packed up a lunch and headed out to one of our favorite local parks... it just happened to be on the day that they were running the trains!  Jack, of course, always asks if the trains are running when we drive by that park (or even when he thinks of it and we're nowhere near the park, which is quite often!), so of course that was how we chose to celebrate having daddy home!

We were so anxious to go that we got there before it even opened!  We didn't have to wait very long, though, before they opened the gates to let us line up, and we ended up being on the first train!  Jack and Dave got to sit up front right behind the steam engine and Sam and I ended up near the back of the train because Sam was too little to sit in the bucket seats.  It was a bummer that we didn't get to sit next to each other, but at least I was able to get a couple pictures of Jack and Dave since I was far enough away from them!
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Here you can see Jack and Dave and the two empty seats that Sam and I didn't get to ride on (I think he could have sat there just fine!)

It had been a few months since the last time we came to ride the trains, so we were very surprised and excited to see a few new train cars on the track... most notably this one, that we knew that grandma would love
(my mom collects all things Campbell's Soup- her kitchen is decorated in Campbell's Soup stuff!)

We rode the train three times... the lines were moving very fast that day, despite one of the engines breaking down and us having to wait for them to clear the track.  The kids did a great job waiting during that time, though- I think it helped that there were so many train things to look at, and not to mention that we had daddy to keep them entertained!

After our third ride it was lunch time, so we headed over to the picnic table to eat!  The boys were so good and gobbled up their lunch in record time... they ate so fast, that we had time to ride the train two more times before it was time to go home for Sam's nap!  We had such a fun day, and we were so glad to get to spend it with daddy!!!
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