Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Train came to visit Fillmore & Western Railway.  We took Max who loved seeing the big train in person.  We went for a ride and actually found a new Thomas the Train to bring home with us.  Hard to believe there was one he didn't already own.
Thomas the Tank Engine!
 It was a lovely day; started to get super warm.  Glad we had an early train.  Max was trying his hand at photography while we waited in line.
 They even played all kinds of Thomas the Train songs while riding on the train.  Pretty neat; Max Loved it. 
Mama and Max selfie
 We tried all day to get a family pic.  Max was either hiding or making crazy faces.  This was the best would could come up with today.   :)
family portrait?

Besties!  My 2 favorite boys!

Riding Thomas the Train.

More Max Fun

I little run down on things that make Max happy.   I'm trying hard to keep up with the blog this year so I can print it for Max.  Facebook has ruined me when it comes to keeping this current.  Hopefully, Max will be glad he has this to look back on one day. 
"Train Gate" light is finally fixed.  Max is quite pleased with it now.  He will bring anyone who comes over into his room so he can show it off.

how do you spell fun ... T R A I N S! Good thing the Goleta Amtrak station is only a few blocks away. Max knows the schedule and is always conning one of us into taking him.  I love when I get pictures from Max and Daddy aventures as train stations around the area.

Goleta Amtrak


Look at that smile!
 One of Max's new projects is working on his green thumb.  He's got some sunflower seedlings going and of course, grass.  We grow grass on a much smaller scale in CA than we did in ID.
CA for Grass
 By far the best thing this month was a visit from Carol .... or as Max says it, "Care-uull".  Sooo cute, fast friends and Max keeps asking when she's comeing back.  .... Uh, Carol?  :)
Max takes Carol to all his favorite places: Carousel

Santa Barbara "big carousel"

Scootering at the Santa Barbara beach
 At the end of busy days, a good snuggle with Mama is the best way to end it.  Especially if you get to sleep with your Amtrak Safey Card.
Sleeps with Trains.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend

It was Easter weekend at the Depot too!  They have an annual even called the Easter Bunny Eggspress.  Very cute.  Not only did Max get to see the Easter Bunny, but his best friend, Leo, as well.  He had a great time ... but then again, Max always has a great time at the Depot.
Max and the Easter Bunny
Max and BFF Leo.  So much fun to these two train geeks at the Depot.  I love it.

I heard a version of this picture was in the Santa Barbara newspaper on Sunday.  Trying to get a copy.  What cuties!
Serious Engineering

Max, Leo and Katherine with the Easter Bunny

 My new favorite picture of the two loves of my life!! How did I ever get so blessed?
Max and Daddy

Easter Basket!

Luckily the Easter Bunny knows that Max LOVES trains.  Some of the loot included: Rail Road crossing flashing sign, new train DVD, train plate, train tattoos, train cookies, Diesel train, train snow globe, train umbrella, train shoe laces ......

Traintastic Easter Basket

The Easter Bunny is clever!
 Max was pretty methodical when gathering his eggs.  He got them one by one, even if there were several in sight.  Then he would say, "let's see what's inside!" Open the egg, take out his Hershey kisses, put in a pile, close the egg and stack in his Easter basket.  This was repeated about 20 times.
The Easter Bunny hides eggs in the strangest places...
 Max got a "growing turtle" for Christmas which he named Team Jr.  Now this turtle has a friend that also grows in water.  I don't think the star fish has a name yet.  But he was quite excited about him!
starfish grows to be giant in water

Snow Globe!
 Somehow, the Easter Bunny knew it was going to rain on Sunday.  Max was sooo excited about his new umbrella.  He was super proud walking with it on his way to church.
best umbrella ever