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Monday, August 9, 2010
Thomas & Thomas Meet!
Right after we returned from vacation, I received a flyer in the mail advertising Thomas The Train coming to North Carolina. Josh and I talked about it and decided this year would be the perfect time to take Thomas. He loves to watch Thomas the Train (and loves that they share a name) and we knew it would be such a fun trip for our almost 3 year old. We decided not to take Josiah since it would be a long day and he wouldn't care anyway. He had more fun with Grandma and Poppy then he would have with us!
We drove up on Thursday evening, spent the night in a hotel, and went to see Thomas The Train first thing Friday morning. Thomas was memorized by it all! While we were standing in line waiting to take his picture with Thomas, I asked him what he thought about Thomas the Train and he said, "He's not talking Mama." He always talks on the movies and so I told him, "Maybe Thomas is shy like you and he doesn't want to talk right now." He agreed that had to be it! Thomas got scared when the train blew off steam, but he certainly wasn't the only one! Children all around us started crying at the noise!
Besides the 25 minutes train ride, they had four stations for the kids to rotate through and then they got a prize! Thomas played at a couple of train tables, played in sand, played with bubbles, listened to a Thomas the Train story, and even watched parts of a movie. We also went to see a train museum with lots of model trains as well. Of course, there was a gift shop and Thomas picked out a new engine (Charlie) for his birthday, as well as a book.
This was a perfect trip for Thomas. I told Josh this was such a better use of time and money than going to Busch Gardens! The weather was perfect, all the children were around Thomas' age, and he had a blast. Below are some pictures of our fun day!
Excited about riding the train!
Playing with the sand...he could have done this for hours!