Early Saturday morning, we woke the kids up and headed to the Mt. Hood Railway for the Day Out With Thomas event. We kept it a surprise from the kids because if we told them ahead of time that's all they would ask about!
We had to park in a lot a ways away from the railroad and ride a school bus to the train station. Gage was really nervous about the whole thing, and Maisey was so excited. She always asks if she can ride a school bus to school!
When we got to the event there were 4 different sections. The first one we visited was the gift shop. The kids each got to pick out a shirt. Maisey picked out a hideous yellow one. Gage's is red. No pics of them in their shirts yet, because Maisey wanted to wait until Monday to wear it so her cousin Madi can see!
The next stop was the storytelling/movie watching area. They had a fun bean bag toss set up!
Maisey was actually good at it!!
Gage was too if you don't count that he cheated!
The kids got a Thomas story read to them!
The next area was visiting Sir Topham Hatt. He was creepy with a capital c! Check out Gage's face!
Seriously, Sir Topham Hatt couldn't keep his head up and some lady had to keep helping him move his feet. It was almost like he was drunk or something! We booked it out of that area pretty quickly!
The next area was the Imagination Station. They had all sorts of fun things for the kids to do there. But Gagey mostly wanted to do this:
He just plopped himself right down on the ground and watched that train go around and around and around!
While Maisey kept herself busy making a train necklace out of noodles and coloring pictures of Thomas, Percy, and James.
After we visited each of those 4 stations, we headed over to the bounce houses to play until our train arrived!
And then Thomas pulled up! You can imagine Gage's excitement!
We boarded the train
and enjoyed a nice ride! Haha! Actually Gage was a nightmare on the train! He spilled a water bottle, wanted to walk around all over but then he would fall over because the train was rickety, and he ate Cocoa Puffs off the floor!
The family of 5! Thomas is pretty much a part of our family everyday anyway. He rides in the car with us, he sleeps with Gage, and he eats meals with us! That counts right?
Gage much preferred this littler kids-only train!
And the bus ride back to our car, since he knew what it was all about this time!
This is what our back seats looked like about 5 minutes into the car ride home!
Oh yeah, did I mention that Grammy came with us? And our friends the Maughans? It was such a fun morning and the rain held out on us! We were pretty lucky!