i'm sorry, i couldn't help myself. once a song is popular during your high school years, the lyrics are forever ingrained in your brain. you can blame z100. (jersey girls, holla!)
last summer, when we were waiting for choi boy to come home, we had a whole list of things we couldn't wait to do with him. late spring/early summer is my favoritest time of year and a lot of our to-dos were things that we could only do once warmer weather hit.
today was the *perfect* day to check off one of those "first time with cb" items. the weather was glorious -- in the high 70s, breezy and sunny and just beautiful. we headed out to a local park to ride the awesome train that runs through it!
cb hasn't quite caught on to train-mania yet (and honestly and truly, i'm okay if we bypass it...especially thomas. he kinda freaks me out.), but he loves to watch the choo-choo that runs through the dairy section at our grocery store and loves to point out the choo-choos in his books. we told him he would get to *ride* a choo-choo today and he was excited, but i don't think he quite understood what that entailed.
oh, but don't worry because we were totally those annoying first-time parents and geeked out with both our camera and video camera, so i can show you exactly what it entailed. ;)
(no, seriously, massive amounts of pictures to follow. if you want to skip ahead, just watch the video at the end. i promise all 42 seconds are absolutely worth it.)
we got on board,
and had to wait for a bit for the
(blowing raspberries on appa's arm -- it's his newest trick.)
and then choi boy was done waiting and got awful antsy. so i made a valiant effort to keep cb contained and entertained.
it didn't work so much.
this boy was ready to ride!
and then finally, the train whistle blew and it was time to go!
choi boy wasn't sure at first, but you can see how he warmed up...i love the visible change in his feeling about the train!
he loved it!
(and apparently, so did his overly enthusiastic momma!)
and because photos aren't enough, check out this video of the first minute of the train ride. it is PRICELESS. and absolutely, positively SO choi boy.
gosh, i love him so much!