New Zealand. Day Seven.

I think it would be safe to say that DAY SEVEN of NZ was C's favorite. We played around the house that morning and then went to ride an old Steam engine. It was about a 15 minute ride to the next town over, the historic Waiuku. We explored the town, ate some yummy food, and then rode the train back. On the ride over, they stopped halfway to let you explore the train yard. There happened to be a Thomas the Train in one of the work shops. C was a little star struck and did not, under any circumstance, want to touch Thomas. He just wanted to look in awe. It was hilarious how still and concentrated he was looking at Thomas. He was so fascinated by the entire experience. He loved watching the train pull in and pull out of the station. He made the cutest faces every time it blew it whistle. Sweet boy talked about it the rest of the trip. This day may have been my favorite too just because of how happy it made him.

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 ^this was taken as we were leaving the train. He was not real happy about having to get off. We ended up letting him play on a train playground while I nursed willow. It was an old train turned into a jungle gym. Little man was in heaven.

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 Just a little worn out from his long day.


Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog said...

C's hair is the BOMB.

Anna D Kart said...

My son is crazy over trains and he would like literally die and go to heaven if he saw the train!
Looks like you guys had so much fun...

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