Monday, March 28, 2011
We took a short ride to New Buffalo, MI. As we neared the platform, the conductor opened the door - while the train was still moving!! (Gilbert could hardly believe this). We passed some people and Gilbert turned and looked at me and said " I just saw gramma and grampa!- how did they know we were going to be here today?" Gilbert was so excited to see them. We enjoyed a treat at the coffee shop, before we headed to the best part of the day- a visit to the "I LOVE TOY TRAINS" store. They have everything there that a train loving kid could want. Gilbert scored some new gear, and grampa was so excited that I would not be surprised if the next time we visit he has an electric train set up in the basement. are we there yet? How did gramma nd Grampa know we would be here today?
Gilbert and I went on an adventure a couple weeks ago. We headed out early and went to Union Station to catch the Amtrak to Michigan. Gilbert got a conductors hat and was ready to help out the engineer and conductor in any way he could. Dressed and ready for work Talking with the Engineer to make sure we were staying on schedule.
Stay tuned for our next post to see the surprise waiting for us in Michigan!!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Now that Little Man is nearing 3 1/2 we thought we would introduce some chores. He's working on mastering making his bed. He does quite well, and I didn't do any of the teaching, it was all PJ. And might I add- PJ does a bang up job making our bed each and every morning too!!
Posted by PJ at 3/21/2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
It's a St. Patrick's Day tradition at our home to have Green Eggs and Ham on St. Patty's day. I had to catch the train before they were done cooking, but I snapped these pics before I left.
Posted by PJ at 3/17/2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
I glance at the clock- it's 5:15 am- do I hear something in the kitchen or am I just 1/2 asleep? More noises, I guess I should get up to check- I don't see anything in the kitchen, but still hear something as I round the corner I find this.....
me: Gilbert do you realize it is 5 in the morning?
Gilbert: But mom I am SOO hungry.
me: A bowl and a cup of cheerios?
Gilbert: The bowl is for me, the cup is for my dragon.
me: Oh I see, I am going back to bed.
Posted by PJ at 3/14/2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Saturday morning we met our good friends Tony and Vanessa and their 2 kids Maddie and Jake out for breakfast in our neighborhood (no good photos of the kids to post) afterward we decided to jump on the El to Oak Park for a quick visit to the Penzey's Spice Shop. Gilbert loved his train ride and Patrick was happy to get the pantry re stocked.
If you live in Chicago, you know that school was closed on Monday for Casimir Pulaski Day. So we rounded up our firends E and K and headed to the Museum if Science and Indsutry. A good time was had by all. I never knew you could see all of the exhibits, have a snack and lunch in 3 hours- but the the kids managed to do just that.