Friday, October 8, 2010

A Day Out With Thomas

You all knew this was coming, right?  How could we have a Thomas fanatic in our home and not attend the event where Thomas comes to town?  So we bought some tickets and set out early one Saturday morning for the Colorado Railroad Museum, where Thomas was waiting to take kids for a ride.  All we told John was that we had a surprise for him.  He was very excited and kept asking what his surprise was.  When we got to the museum we had to park about half a mile away and a charter bus took us all to the front gates.  John thought the bus ride was his surprise and kept thanking us for the great gift.  Hans had to assure him that we would not drive 30 minutes away from home just to take a short bus ride and that more was in store for him.  Then my little boy saw Thomas' face and was so excited.  He just stared at him for a few minutes...probably not believing his eyes.
Waiting in line to get into the train yard.  John is just staring at Thomas.

There he is.  All set to take the kids on a ride.

John needed a closer look.

Soon  it was time to board the train.  We had a choice to sit in a covered car or in an open car and John wanted to ride in a troublesome truck.

The next series of pictures is what happened while we were waiting for Thomas to get going.  Gus woke up at 5 this particular morning and was not in a tolerable mood.  What am I saying?  No matter how rested these kids are this is what my days are like.
I will say that boys just hit each other and get it over with.  They were both fine after this episode.

Now, back to Thomas...
This was the conductor and he came by to punch everyone's tickets.

Thomas puffing up the track.

After the train ride we walked around the grounds.  There were various stations set up with lots of different activities.  We have all of this stuff at home, but I still had to drag both of the boys out of here.

There was also a small petting zoo.

Caged animals are always trying to get out.

Just so you all know, as I was laughing and taking these pictures I was informing Hans that our kid was climbing the gate.  I do wonder how far up he would have climbed.

Here we were at the roundhouse.  The ropes are blocking off about an 8 foot drop.  This did not deter Gus from trying to go explore.  What a boy.

At the end of the day we got the boys Hobo Lunches.  This was a very cute idea and the boys gobbled them up.

Gus couldn't even wait to get it out of the bandanna.

We all had a wonderful day.  This will be something we will do every year until I no longer have a child infatuated with Thomas. 


ABCEKegg said...

I bet John was over the moon! How fun!!

Heather said...

Great post! It looks like the boys had lots of fun and I love the Hobo Lunches!!!! Great idea!