Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Day Out With Thomas!

Thomas the Tank Engine traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor to Hood River and we were lucky enough to catch a short train ride! We also had fun playing with stamps, getting tattoos, bouncing, looking at baby animals and meeting Sir Topham Hatt, Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor! Oh, and I shouldn't forget to mention the highlight of the trip...the rootbeer float that both kids couldn't get enough of! Grandma & Grandpa Boley joined us for the fun!
Brayden rode on his very 1st school bus! The school buses transported us from the expo center parking lot to the train station.

As soon as we arrived, we went straight for the temporary tattoos. Doesn't Brayden look like he's having fun??? Ha!
Brayden had fun trying to make big bubbles. It was so windy out that you only had to hold it up in the right direction to get a ton of bubbles.
Unfortunately, he just couldn't get the bubble wand to line up with the wind!
Next he tried the smaller bubble maker but he still couldn't find the right angle.
Brayden played with the stamps and glitter, which he ended up pouring all over the table! Whoops!
We saw two cute fawns and 4 bunny rabbits! Our friends saw a cool turtle when they visited Thomas last weekend, but we weren't so lucky. :(Finally it was time to ride on Thomas!!!
Sienna started the train ride out with Grandma & Grandpa Boley...
While Brayden sat on my lap.
Sienna quickly grew tired of sitting still and before we even departed, she became a squirmy worm!!!
Once the train started moving, Sienna calmed down for a few minutes and enjoyed the view from the train.
She even pointed out some of her favorite things to see.
A few minutes later Sienna was back to being a squirmy worm so Grandma Boley and I took the kids into the very first car where you could stand and walk around (while trying not to fall down!).
Brayden also enjoyed the view from the train.
Towards the end of the trip, Grandma Boley found the perfect spot to keep Sienna happy!
Right before we headed home, Brayden met Sir Topham Hatt! We bought Brayden a cool keychain (with a flashlight) with this picture so he can remember all of the fun he had with Thomas & his friends!


Catrina said...

Wow! You took some great pictures! Wouldn't you have rather spent $70 on the Thomas event than the Polar Express? Your train car looked really neat, too. I thought it was a ton of fun. We'll definitely go back next year. Glad you had a good time. Any wine tasting for Shell? :-)

Joce said...

Wow!!! What a fun idea. Our boys LOVE Thomas too! In fact, Noah is wearing a Thomas shirt today. We had heard about doing that last year and totally forgot to plan it this year. It's one you need to save for sounds like. Maybe we'll try next year (of course Elijah might be too old by then~we'll see). Thanks for sharing you fun time. Miss you.