Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A rite of passage


After living in a house full of pretty pink and purple princess patooey for the past 6 years (couldn't think of another "p" word to continue on perfecting my pentabulous party of alliteration), we brought something in that has "boy" written all over it. For Nathan's 2 year old birthday, he received a...drum roll please...train table.
Thinking the newness of the new adventure would be worn off in a couple of days, I am utterly amazed at how much the kid loves his train table and trains. And by love, I mean luuuuuuuuuuuuv. From the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to bed, he is usually in his room...planning, tearing apart tracks, calling for someone to help him rebuild them, watching the trains go round and round, and generally wearing down a multitude of batteries in his battery-powered engines. He even puts them all to bed from time to time in their own little sections of the train house, or whatever that thing is called. Spying from his bedroom door, I saw him kiss and hug each individual engine, tell him "night-night" and tuck him into his train stall. He runs up to me periodically through the day with as many trains as he can carry and asks "What is this?" in perfect pronounciated adorableness, which is code for "What is this train's name?" Because trains have names, don't you know. I surely didn't until the incredible world of freaky faced engines entered out lives and quickly became an intense favorite of sir toddlerlot.
And every night, as I tuck the little guy in with his "wassy" (paci) and Tebow, he now asks for a train to hold onto as he falls fast asleep. Hector, the coal carrier, is his favorite.

8 comments:

Nicole on March 2, 2010 at 10:37 PM said...

What a cutie!! Emeric has a very similar train set(no table though) and he too loves them!!

The Whitsitt Family on March 2, 2010 at 11:48 PM said...

So cute! I have a Thomas fan too. He got his train table for Christmas. It still keeps him busy.

Amy

Melody on March 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM said...

The train house is called a Roundhouse, I have been informed by my posse of train freaks here. We have a train table as well...and it has taken over the prized spot in the living room that the coffee table once held. Boys...gotta love 'em! Glad he loves his trains so much!

And, with our little boys who love their pacifiers so much, how fitting that the security word below is "binkee"...lol!

Becca on March 3, 2010 at 8:24 AM said...

Thanks to her big brother, Kaidyn knows her colors by the Thomas engines. You often hear her say, "that's Percy" or "that's James" when naming colors. When she figures out that those names belong to trains, she may be pretty disappointed! Hope Nathan has lots of fun with his new toys.

Anonymous said...

OH Amber, welcome to the world of trains! Now Carrigan and Nathan can play all day! I will tell you there is a show on play house disney now called chuggington that is much better than thomas the train. My girls love it!- AManda McCook

Lori and Glenn on March 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

You have been throughly inducted into the role of "mom to boy" when Thomas and his friends come to live in your house. Next up you will have Ben 10, GI Joe, Lego men who eerily lose their legs routinely, and a whole slew of other super hero's. I guarantee that none of them will be pink, purple, or any other pastel shade like their Barbie counterparts!

Lori Dennison

www.thedennisonboys.blogspot.com

3saints on March 3, 2010 at 5:20 PM said...

Oh my...I love it! We have huge Thomas the tank engine fans in our house!! I have to say Thomas goes everywhere with us. He has saved us many times while staying at the hospital! :)

Hugs to you
Kate

Anonymous said...

So he IS kin to Papa J. We had to look at the new toy from Christmas last week.

S. Ga. Friend

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