A few weeks ago a friend told me about how the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in North Carolina was doing a special “Dinosaur Train” ride this month.
“Dinosaur Train” is a show on PBS that Tom just loves.
If you come over to our house and he asks to see the “fossil one” — he means Dinosaur Train.
Specifically, the fossil one.
(So smart, that kid.)
What made this idea even cooler was that my Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Bill live about 25 minutes from that railroad, and they agreed to let our family (and ALL of our stuff) crash at their house for the weekend.
Best. Idea. Ever.
To say Tom loved it would be a complete understatement.
He loved it-loved it.
Like…he wants to marry it.
He loved every single thing involved in this weekend.
He loved Bill and “Cara.”
He loved the “big train.”
He loved all the Dinosaur Train stuff.
He loved-loved-loved the train museum with the hugely extravagant model train sets.
How do I know?
Well, because every day since Friday, he’s woken up and asked if we could see the big train and the train museum.
And he continues asking throughout the day.
Friday night he fell asleep kind of mumbling, “big train…trains…buddy…dinosaur…”
We feel like we should receive a gold medal for parenting for this idea.
(So…hand it over!)
Here’s how it looked…
We had the absolute best time.
There is really no better feeling than knowing your kids are happy and had a great time, and we’re so thankful Tom loved it so much and Alice was so super cute and great.
You know what all this fun means?
We’ll have to go back in October for their Pumpkin Patch train!
We have to go back.
I have a certain toddler who is demanding it.
Hope y’all have a good week! LOVE.