Friday, September 12, 2008

All Aboard!

Over the summer, our local library had a reading program where the children could get prizes if they had their parents read 30 books to them. With all of the reading we do in our house, that was easily accomplished, and one of the prizes that Danae received was a ticket for the Strasburg Railroad.

Since Hubby didn't have a strong desire to go, (and since the price for an adult ticket is not the cheapest), I decided to take the kiddos myself. Yeah, am I crazy?! A two year old, a 6 week old, and me, clamoring onto a train with snacks, purse, and diaper bag in-tow, making sure my toddler stayed with me and that my infant's head didn't fall off as I carried him to the train. Let me just say that I felt really accomplished after this outing! :o)

We weren't sure how Danae would react to her surprise trip, but "excited" doesn't even cut it! As we approached the railroad and I told her what we were doing, she cheered, clapped, and talked non-stop. We had such a great time on our 45-minute ride, and I think she enjoyed every minute of it. I thought it was neat, too, and Caedon...well, he missed about 75% of the ride because he was doing his favorite activity: eating. :o) Here are some pics from our outing:

Enjoy your weekend!

7 comments:

MarkeyCo said...

She's going on three, but she looks to have the personality of a teenager. That first picture, where she's smiling and holding the ticket, and her head is tilted slightly to the side; yeah. Too cute.

Kara Stoltzfus said...

we also did that recently and madelyn loved it as well. glad you had a fun time and you're definitely adventurous with your two little kids. it makes for good memories.

AMANDA said...

Just like John and Kate Plus 8!! :) Ha ha...

It sounds like you all had so much fun! I love the pictures. I can't believe how big Danae is!

Miss you!

prettyinpink said...

That looks like so much fun! Your kiddies are getting so big. Caedon looks much bigger than a 6 week old.

Julie J said...

Absolutely agree about the all aboard picture! What a little princess.... Sounds like little miss had a wonderful time!

Aimee said...

You are a trooper for going by yourself Beth! I don't think I would be that brave!

What cute pictures!

Cariluz and Ike said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! And you survived the outing, so kudos to you, girl! Danae is just cheesing away in that pic with her ticket - too cute.