As I mentioned in my previous post, we took the boys for a ride on Thomas The Train yesterday. We started on the road around 10am. Our tickets were for the 3:15 trip, but it's about a 2.5 hour drive, and we wanted to take our time. We took the scenic route through the mountains, which is always worth the extra time. Both boys got a little sleep on the way, and we made one pit stop at a ranger station. At one point, LW started repeating "Thomas? Where are you?" over and over. Really cute, if you can imagine his two year old voice. Lunch was interesting - LW ate like it was his last meal, JT had about two bites. Maybe he was just too excited and nervous. When we got to the station, it was obvious parking was going to be a difficult task. But we finally discovered a poorly signed lot, that landed us right behind the station! Thomas was there when we arrived, but soon left on a trip, which led JT to have a pretty good meltdown. It seemed like no matter what we said, he was convinced that we had missed our turn to ride! Eventually he did calm down, and we made our potty stops, picked up our tickets, and checked out some of the activities. Then Thomas came back. JT and LW were beyond excited. Can you tell?
We didn't get home until just past nine (we had issues at dinnertime despite a certain 4 year olds promises that he would eat a good supper - that he chose), so the boys didn't get to bed until about 10PM - WAYYYY past their bed time. Silly me had hopes that this would be the time they actually slept a little later in the morning to make up for the late bedtime. Instead, they were up bright and early as usual. So back to the grind it was for us today. But we had a really good day, and I'm so glad I chose to spend my birthday the way we did. I'd do it again in a heart beat!