Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day Out With Thomas

Because of Jackson's love (or obsession) with Thomas we decided we needed to do the "Day Out With Thomas" this year in New Haven, Kentucky. Grammy, Grand-Dad, Uncle Dan, Aunt Dorothy, Heidi and Holden also joined us the first weekend in June for the fun.
 Thomas puffing into the station shortly after we arrived
 We had a hard time getting our family lined up, looking at the camera and happily posing for a picture with Thomas...
 Jackson was much more interested in watching Thomas pull up and then patting the side of the large engine.
 The girls waiting at the station for Thomas
 Once we were on board the kids enjoyed seeing "Mr. Conductor" collect our tickets

 Enjoying the train ride

 Besides the trainride there were numerous other activities going on to celebrate Thomas the Tank Engine. One was being able to watch model trains while waiting in line to meet Sir Topham Hat.

 They also had these large motorized animals the kids could ride around and around on

 They had an Imagination Station (is that right?) set up where they had many train tables out for kids to play with. Jackson thought the ratio of trains to little boys was completely unacceptable and we ended up in more than one screaming fit. It also doesn't help that Jackson tends to be just a little possessive of anything Thomas related. As such, we decided it was probably time to leave and we let Jackson choose a couple new trains (Paxton and Norman, both Diesels and a special Day out With Thomas Car) on our way out. Jackson thought new trains that he didn't have to share with anyone was a significantly better idea! :)
 We also passed Thomas one more time before we left and thought we might make one more attempt with only slightly more co-operative children. :)
 Conductor Reagan
 Conductor Heidi
 Conductor Kennedy
 Grammy and a very happy boy with his new engines
 Miss Heidi and Missy Reagan hugging each other good-bye
Thank you everyone for sharing this day with us! We had a fabulous time and were thankful for everyone's flexibility in working this out even though I totally messed up the dates!