Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Day Out with Thomas

Last weekend we went to Cordele, GA to see Thomas the Train... it was a fun day, and the kids were thrilled that they not only saw Thomas, but got to take a ride with him.

We left on Friday night and went to my Grandma's house. She passed on about a year and a half ago now, but my Momma and Aunt Runelle have kept the house. It was nice to be there, even for just a night. She lived in a little town as well, and I have fond memories of this place.

Saturday morning we all got up early and dressed. Then we went into "town" and had breakfast at the one stop mart there. Momma and Aunt Runelle had a time reminiscing with the old men gathered in there for their usual breakfast routine, and I loved just watching it all. Small towns have a charm all their own, and being from one myself, I love that everyone knows everyone, and most are usually related.

Even if it is 8th cousins twice removed!

Okay, so back to Thomas... we left Grandma's and headed to Cordele. When we got there Elizabeth and Cub were anxious to "go ride with Thomas!" Our tickets were for noon, and we were there early, so we headed to the various stations they had set up for the children to play in.

Here EJ is coloring with the markers/crayons provided... this is one of her favorite things in the world to do, so it was perfect for her. They also had Thomas and Friends stamps out for the kids to play with, and she stayed at this table for awhile too.

Cub could care less about coloring (usually), so he ran to one of the Lego train sets there for the kids to play with. At first he was very good about sharing with the other children, but became a bit possesive of the Engine later, so off we went to see if we could find the "real" Thomas!

After a stop for funnel cakes, pretzels, drinks and face painting, we finally saw Thomas coming around the tracks!

While we were waiting for Thomas to take us for a ride we had a family picture made... Cub has on a het he got at an exhibit there, and it's on a bit lopsided...

My parents and Aunt Runelle were with us on this adventure, and here they are with EJ. Aunt Runelle was sitting on the other side, so she didn't make this picture, but we all enjoyed being together and watching the kids excitement as we rode the train.

When the ride was over, and we were headed back to the car, I could tell our children needed NAPS! It was that time of day, and with all the fun and excitement I knew it wouldn't be long before eyes grew heavy. Elizabeth never succomed to the much needed nap, but it took Cub all of about 5 minutes before his eyes closed and he took a little snooze.

Isn't he sweet?

Another successful and exciting fall journey completed, I hope to be home now for awhile!


Tiaras and Timeouts said...

YUM, funnel cakes!

Your children are so precious. Looks like everyone had fun!

wfbdoglover said...

Making Thomas a real train was the BEST idea someone ever had!!

Glad you had fun!

Prasti said...

sounds like it was a lot of fun.

now i'm craving funnel cakes!

Reynie said...

Looks like you guys had a good time! You know that train scares me... it just is sorta freaky!

Reynie said...

BTW, the photo meme--use your pixs from your computer. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

The Hinesley House said...

That looks like so much fun!

Tina Leigh said...

I didnt know there was a such...a real Thomas train...cool. Looks like fun. Your kids are so pretty! Pretty blue eyes!

Angie said...

So glad that you all had a good time!
My boys were never into Thomas so I have never had that privilege...sort of makes me sad! :( I'll live through you!