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Thanksgiving Project – Making Memories

What a day we had. First Soren went to the office with me. That really didn’t work out so good. But then we had lunch with a couple of my friends. One was a preschool teacher so she played games with him, got finger puppets out, and sang songs. He loved that.

Then our two hour drive to the Thomas the Train Ride. Luckily he fell asleep. First thing we did was get our picture taken with Thomas. I know it is a ripoff to buy those pictures, but I’m a grandma and I really wanted the pictures.

I don’t have one yet of us with Thomas.
Then off to to the train play area. The children were fine. But there were some parents that were rude and bullies. As Soren was playing, one dad was determined that his kid have the train Soren was playing with. He ended up pushing against Soren and knocking him down. I lost it. In a controlled way since I didn’t want Soren to hear me. And we left the area. No wonder some kids are bullies.

Anyway, then Soren got to meet Sir Topham Hatt. I think that excited him as much as anything.


Then off to board the train. The kids helped yell All Aboard! Then the train ride. I thought that was a little anti-climatic myself. But Soren enjoyed it.


After the big train ride, Soren wanted to ride this little train. He loved it and it lasted quite a few minutes.

Today, we not only had fun, but we made memories. It is so hard when I don’t get to see him much. But I’m thankful for the fun times we do have.

P.S. Now I’m off to bed. I’m exhausted and tomorrow is the lake.

I love it when things work out!

I will have my grandson for a long weekend in June. That was already exciting because a friend has invited us to her family’s lake cottage. It’s a small quiet lake so it will be perfect for Soren. He will have a blast!

But tonight I was watching the White House Performance paying tribute to Carole King. Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, James Taylor and, if course, Carole King. It was absolutely amazing. I so want to see James Taylor and Carole King in concert….someday.

Anyway, I rarely watch television so I guess I miss stuff. But this was on PBS. Just as it was going on to the next program there was an announcement about an upcoming Thomas the Train ride. Those things never coincide with Soren’s visits. But this one does. Yippee!!!

The train ride is only about a half hour long. But there are lots of activities before and after. Soren loves Thomas. He will be so excited. Right now, grandma is really excited about this. I looked at the Polar Express trip last year, but we couldn’t make it work with our schedules.

It will take us a couple of hours to get there. But so worth it. Just had to share. Can you tell I’m giddy?????

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