Friday, October 31, 2008

Trains, Planes and Tanks!

It was such a gorgeous day today we just had to get out so we headed down to the transportation museum on Fort Eustis. I think Sam thought he died and went to heaven. Everywhere you look are huge jeeps, trucks, humvees Hayopocters (helicopters) and most importantly TRAINS!! Although they really didn't look all that much like his Thomas friends he called them all by name. "Neville" was there in all his glory.
Alongside him was Dennis "the really lazy engine" and oddly enough the only one with an American accent hmmmmm.
We found Diesel who was pulling milk... and Harvey the breakdown train. Sam kept going back and saying "I sit by Harvey".
I had to get a picture of Sam's little feet on the tracks....
Liam also loved it. He took his time walking around inside and looked at all the informational signs. He loved that he could touch everything.
He also was brave and not afraid of the mannequins like his brother. Sam was really afraid of the pretend soldiers even though we kept telling him they weren't real. I can't blame him though I had a pretty traumatic scare at a viking wax museum in Dublin when I was little.... one of the wax people came a live-- terrifying to a child. I loved that the museum had so much humor. This trash can for instance:
On the way home we had to get a snack because I was starving. Sam wanted french fries and ice cream... nice combination. As we drove I looked back and he was putting a french fry into his water.
He held it up and looked at it then proceeded to drink it, such a boy.
I don't know what it is about Sam and putting things in his water... french fries, soup you name it he'll try it.


Chow and Russ said...

Isn't that the thing to do now. Put stuff in your water to make it taste like something other than water. He's just ahead of his age. Before you know it, he'll be in to the crystal light on the go.