Sunday, March 25, 2007
Day Out With Thomas
We went to see Thomas the Tank Engine yesterday - Day Out With Thomas was at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. We did get a decent parking space, and free, no less - in the public parking lot, not the pay lot. No sobbing (we tried to go in 2005, and J was screaming and trying to run for the car before we ever saw Thomas - still not sure what set that off), although he had a couple of moments - when we first got on the train, he started wigging and telling me he couldn't ride the train. I think the loud sounds and all the people freaked him out a bit. So I just let him sit in my lap for a couple minutes and after a while he was fine. Every so often he'd want me to hold him for a minute or two, and then he'd go right on.
He really doesn't like lots of people. He has a particular fondness for bouncy houses - he'd jump all day if he could. Well, there were other kids in there, and he kept saying they'd all go home in a minute so he could jump. He flat wouldn't get in there with other kids he didn't know. So we put our shoes back on and gave the bouncy house a miss. But overall, we had big fun. We played with toys (the gift shop had more Thomas toys than you can even imagine - I'm going to start saving now for next year!) and watched videos and ate things that were bad for us and had a fun time. We did get an official pic taken - that's it at the top of this post. We got there about 11:30 and by about 2:15 or so he was ready to go. The last thing we did was stop off for our picture, and when we'd paid for it, he said, "Well, I'm glad that's over. Let's go home." LOLOLOL We ate a late lunch at David's Seafood Grill in Cedar Hill - J loves the shrimp martini, and he decided on that. And then we came home. I'm pooped!