Monday, July 30, 2012

Trains and Trucks {Quinn’s Weekend Adventures}

I thought I would have at least another year before Quinn became infatuated with Elmo, Thomas the Tank Engine and other children’s characters.

I was wrong.

At sixteen months old, Q calls Elmo by name… except he calls him “Melmo.” His diapers have Sesame Street characters on them, and he repeats “Melmo, Melmo, Melmo” about a hundred times and points down to his diaper at every changing. I bought the cutest Elmo pajamas for him at Old Navy yesterday. Quinn is going to go berserk when he sees them.

After riding the train with Grandpa Rocky in Michigan last month and riding a smaller train at a local park a few times, Quinn has become fascinated with trains. Every time he sees one, he hollers CHOO CHOO!

I bought him a Thomas the Tank Engine sticker book for our airplane trip. He didn’t spend much time with it during the flight, but just recently he’s decided that sticker book is the best thing ever. So when I realized that “A Day Out With Thomas” was coming to Roaring Camp, a local train attraction in our area, I knew we had to go.

“Quinn and Mommy’s Day of Trains” on Friday included a thirty-minute train ride through the redwoods with Thomas the Tank Engine in the lead, a Sir Toppam Hat sighting, a picnic lunch, and lots of other train attractions. Quinn had a blast!

On Saturday, we visited Grandma and Poppa. This time, Daddy was able to get into the pool with Quinn. (Another fabulous perk to Hubs having his cast off – I don’t have to don a swim suit! Whoo hoo!)

Grandma broke out the big boy trucks for Q. Just look at that smile.

Turns out, being a boy mom is a lot of fun.