Hello and happy Wednesday to all! Yesterday I was so excited to meet up with my cousin for a day with our kids at Edaville Railroad. I remember visiting there when I was a kid so I was excited to do something that was passing the torch to my son. Plus, it was great to see my cousin and her two little boys who are close in age to Cooper.
I was also super excited to check out the Thomasland section of the toddler-aged theme park because Cooper has been really into “cars’ lately and apparently everything is a car (truck, tractor, train, you name it…). He also recently started saying “choo-choo” and pulling his arm like a train conductor. I die! It is soooo adorable!
Luckily he fell asleep on the 20 minute drive to the Railroad so he was asleep for the first hour! Haha. At least he got in for free because he was under two! But once he woke up, oh man, there was no stopping him. We went to Dino Land first and he was in heaven. I didn’t think he would really be that into it because we haven’t really introduced dinosaurs yet but he loved them and was not scared at all. He was pointing at them and was really excited to see them “move” (mechanical dinosaurs people).
Despite his face he is actually thrilled!
We then headed to the big train that goes around the entire property and has a Thomas the Tank at the front. I thought this would be a fun ride for Cooper but when we got on and he was soooo not interested in sitting the alarm bells started going off. Luckily once we started to move he thought it was the best thing since sliced bread!
After our train ride we finally headed into Thomasland. There were tons of amusement rides the kids could go on with a parent. I have to say that on the overall Cooper enjoyed looking at the rides more than going on them.
Like this helicopter that he thought was super fun but didn’t love the ride so much. So the lesson is that scary dinosaurs gnashing their teeth at you are totally ok but helicopter and train rides that move are not. Totally makes sense!
I’m not sure who was more tired by the end of the day–me or him. But I do know that we are all going to sleep well tonight!
Readers, what is something you did as a child you would like to or have done with your own children?