Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekend Roundup

We finally began to get in the Christmas spirit at our house this weekend. We got all the pumpkins, mums and fall decorations put away and transitioned to Santa Claus, poinsettias, lights and ornaments! Although we have quiet a bit to do to finish, we've gotten started and to me, that's a good thing!
Our big outing of the weekend was a Saturday morning trip to the McWane Center. Not only was there a model train exhibit and a Winter Wonderful to visit but, Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train was in town! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably caught on that Jackson is FANATIC about dinosaurs and trains and Macklin isn't far behind! So, when I saw that the Dinosaur Train was making a visit I knew we had to make a trip. Upon arrival, Jackson & Macklin were eager to jump on the sled and yell "Ho, Ho, Ho!"
Jackson had a little bit of fun shoveling snow in the snow room. We could only get him to do it once and we couldn't convince Macklin to join him! This is what most of my pictures from our visit look like--the backs of their heads as they stare in amazement at all the trains! They were mesmerized! Both of them ran around the exhibit from table to table trying to catch the trains as they made their way through the tunnels! It was so much fun watching them get excited each time a train came out of the tunnel or it blew its whistle. All Jackson could say was "All Aboard" and Macklin would follow with "Train, Train!" I think the highlight of their day was getting to drive Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy. This was the only exhibit you could actually go inside and touch the trains and make them move and they both had us stand in line multiple times! We had to bribe them with popcorn for lunch so we could head home for nap-time! It was a wonderful family outing!
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