Summer Series: The Train Station!!

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Hi Everyone!!  It’s time to jump back in time again to last June…  When I was 26 months old and Scooters was only eight days old!  Daddy was still home on paternity leave and Mommy was feeling pretty mobile after her C-section, so we went on our first outing as an official family of four!!

And you know where we went?

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The TRAIN STATION!!!

Note: Our enthusiasm looks suspiciously like irritation and shock in the above photo.  But truly, we were enthused.

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We waited for a long time, but no trains came–until the very end!!

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We were actually loading up the car to go home when Mommy heard the train whistle and we unloaded and booked it to the platform as fast as we could!

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“Wook, Daddy!  Wook, Mommy!  A TRAIN!!!

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Then we followed an engine down the tracks a ways.

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He was parked and resting.

Note: About this time Mommy realized she’d over-estimated her ability to be mobile and pain free.  She was missing her Percocet.

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What a beauty.

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“Isn’t she beautiful, Scooters?”

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“Scooters?”

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Awww, would you look at that?

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So sweet and peaceful.

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Such a cute curve to his toes.

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Little hands.

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In the same position they were before he fell asleep.

What a cutie!!

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“Hey Ma!  I’ve got a question for you…  What are the chances of you and Daddy grabbing that there locomotive and hefting him into the back of our car to keep forever?”

[I’m afraid the chances of that are mighty slim, Son].

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*sigh*

“That’s what I was afraid of.”

My Drawings (by the Bubbers King)

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Hi Everyone!!  How are you??

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I know it’s hard to believe, but these pictures are from last May and June when I was only 25 months old.  I asked Mommy to post them so I could tell you a story…

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Well, last April, Mommy gave me a special gift to use on our trip together. It was a magna-doodle!

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It was compact, versatile and quiet (perfect for planes and solemn gatherings)– and I loved it!

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My all-time favorite creation was…

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The Snowman.

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It all started at my Great-Grandmother’s funeral when Mommy whisper-sang Once There Was a Snowman while drawing it out for me.

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From then on I was hooked.  I frequently asked her to draw and sing and eventually began to draw on my own!

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At first, I started out simple.

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But then the creative juices began to flow…

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And my snowmen got taller.

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And had faminies!

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And every once in a while…

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I threw in something really random.

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Then I explored other mediums.

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“Mommy, what are ‘mediums’?”

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And Mommy explored the delicious roundness in my profile.

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How sweetly my fingers held the chalk.

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And how cute I was when I concentrated.

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And without fail, my faminies always melted her heart!

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But I still loved to go back to my magna-doodle.

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And if Mommy was careful and stayed nearby.

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(And admired my cute legs).

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(And caught me before I erased!)

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She was rewarded with a glimpse of something really unique–like my first crocodile!

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But you know what her absolute favorite was?

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When I drew a little piece of me.

How to make egg salad sandwiches (by the Bubbers King)

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Hi Everyone! Guess what??  We made egg salad sandwiches today for lunch and boy do I love those!

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And if you don’t mind, I’d love to show you how I help make them.

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Oh! And if I look paler than usual, it’s because I’ve been under the weather, but hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon…

Okay!  Now who wants to help Mommy??!!

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I…

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dooooooooooo!!

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So, first!

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Mommy hands me an egg.

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Thanks, Mommy!

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(Howy mackerew!  Wook at those cute wittow fingers!!)

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Hooray!  Now, if only I could eat you now.  But Mommy says no.

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Isn’t that right, Mommy?

[Yep, it is!]

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Aww, hi there wittow egg!  I’m gonna swice you and eat you, okay?

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Okay!

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But don’t worry.

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I’m very careful.

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After that, Mommy takes it and turns it.

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Is everybody catching all this?

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You are?  Good!

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Because then Mommy gives it back to me!

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For more slicing!

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Whoo-wee!  Would you wook at that!  I think it’s time…

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For a taste test!

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Or two.

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Or three.

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Or twenty!

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Oh man, this is the life.

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Uh-oh…

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Whatzat?

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Are you trying to take my egg??

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Noooo, Mommy!!

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Well, folks.

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As far as I’m concerned…

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My story is finished!

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So, thanks for joining us!

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And don’t forget to bless it!

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With a yawn. :)