Sunday, November 29, 2009

A train ride to bring in the Holiday Season

An attempt to get a family photo on Thanksgiving day.
My train loving family...
The twins and pose with their friend Charlie

Our family had quiet Thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa. I feel very thankful this year for my family and good health. William and Ella are doing well fighting off small colds with no major illness. William has picked up many colds but none have put him in the hospital like they did last winter. This may be due to having his adenoids removed; which we did last May.
This weekend we took the twins on their first train ride. Ella loves watching Thomas the train and had been asking to ride " a big one" for awhile. She was thrilled!! William stayed awake the entire hour and a half ride; listening very intently. Both Wayne and I were surprised at how much he enjoyed the ride. He was so excited that he was arching his back the entire time and was somewhat difficult to hold on our laps!! Not too long ago he would fall asleep whenever we went out on "adventures". I think for him to stay awake in public places and to be excited about what is going on around him is a major cognitive milestone!!
So the entire family enjoyed the train ride; it was a nice way to close the month of November and welcome the Holiday season. I am enjoying each Holiday with the twins; everything is so new and magical for them which makes everything seem that much more wonderful.......


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! How fun for W & E to go on a train ride!!! :)

  2. oh my gosh awesome! Quint is jealous:)

  3. Erin,
    It looks like you had a great time. I sent a couple of train christmas ornaments over with Matthew for the twins. Please be sure he remembers to give them to you

    Merry Christmas
    Michele Yancey