Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Torch has been passed

Once upon a time, a little Foo played with some trains. He kept them so well. His Daddy made him a train table and he would play for hours with Thomas and his friends. We would build the wooden track and make "choo choo" noises. It was the best of times. Then along came a Fish.

Fish loved his trains! He loved them so much he would take them out to the bird bath to make sure they got clean. He was sure they could swim. When he played, the track was merely debris and the trains loved to be tossed around the room. How differently my two sons played with their trains. The chips of paint that came off of these trains were our first indicator that Fish was NOT Foo. Poor Foo's beautiful wooden trains were now chipped and worn. But we knew they were loved.

Now, my little Boo has picked up the torch and has officially passed from babyhood to toddlerdom. (if you enlarge this picture of him, you can see his lips saying, "Choo choo!") I don't know when or how it happened. But it has. I wonder what he has in store for these little trains.


Alice Gunther said...

Sniff, sniff!

Adorable--and it goes too fast!!!

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Lillian said...

WOW!! He's gotten so big! Is this the age they start doing boy/girl stuff?? Catherine is obsessed with baby dolls, putting on other people's shirts (aka dress up) and strollers!!

Why do babies have to grow up so fast?! :-(

Cindy said...

I know that track and those trains all too well! My first two are in the thick of Thomas together since they are so close in age. Even the baby likes to "play" (read "eat") the trains. Great post.

Sherri said...

How sweet!
My Carter loved Thomas, but was my youngest, so they didn't get passed down. Jeff went on an Ebay selling spree and sold them all without telling me. I was so sad that he didn't at least save one Thomas. Luckily, I found a couple of the trains that got missed! Needless to say, I was not happy with Jeff!
What a sweet post!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet post! My kids have all loved their trains as well.