Thursday, May 26, 2016

TRAIN RIDING WITH WILLIAM

Life is funny a lot of the time, and yesterday brought a sweet little unexpected surprise.  A while back, John met someone who helps run a company here in town that has access to trains.  He told John to get in touch with him if he ever wanted to bring his son to ride the train.  Here's a word to the wise: don't tell John something like that unless you mean it!

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So, Wednesday afternoon found us headed with just William to go ride a train.

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William loves trains, and John has always loved trains, and seeing them get to enjoy that together was really sweet.  Unfortunately, William was a little on the young side to really appreciate everything, but he did have a great time.  Pulling the horn was a favorite activity!

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We rode in the locomotive and went up and down the tracks for a couple of miles each way.  It was such a treat and unexpected surprise to have this experience all to ourselves!  The guys who run the train answered lots of questions and were incredibly friendly.

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Giving our children unique experiences and individual time are some of our big parenting goals, and this checked those boxes in big ways.  William had us all to himself with no sisters running around and jumping all over everything and talking non-stop.  Since he is by far our most "chill" child, it was almost relaxing, though he is just three.

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Here's to Wednesdays and trains and the sweet surprise of time spent together, this time on a train.

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