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.”

Summer Series: Playgroup at the park (by the Bubbers King)

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Hey, hey, hey–check it out!

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Mommy’s finally starting her “Summer Series” posts about all the fun we had in the sun last year! (Give yourself a big pat on the back, Mommy!)

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It all began last April…..

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….. With a beautiful day that marked the beginning of “summer”.

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The day I scooped my first sand ever (I think…).

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And the first day of 2009 that I had to wear sunglasses, so you know for sure that summer had come! :)

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We met our wonderful playgroup friends at the park down the street and really had some fun!

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I went barefoot in the sand!

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And got on my first merry-go-round ever!

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I was a mite apprehensive at first.

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But Mommy taught me how to sit down.

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And hold on tight!

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Then she’d push it at least .000025 miles an hour and I loved it!

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After that, I got tangled in the web climber.

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“Hi, Mommy! Someday I’ll be free again!”

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“Ha, ha!” says Efan, “You’re so silly!”

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Then I was free!!

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(And so cute!)

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After that, I just hung out.

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Holy mackerel–I look so small!

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Then we ran around the dry water park all crazy like we were little boys or something. (Ha!)

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After that, things got serious.

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Very serious.

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It was me.

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And Efan.

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Just. Sitting.

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But holy smokes were we cute!!

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So Mommy (and Scooters in utero!) just had to get in on the action!

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And then all my friends did, too!!

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Man–what a fun day.

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Mommy and I are so lucky to have such great friends.

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Now, if only I knew how to get off this thing…..