Obsessed with Trains
If there was a theme to our Christmas this year, it was trains. Actually, if there’s been an ongoing theme in our life the past year or two, you guessed it, it’s trains. Remember the post Gordon and Molly? Or how about Our Day out with Thomas?
To say the twins like trains is an understatement. They are obsessed. Even that is probably an understatement.
Sure, they’ll push a car or two around. On occasion, they will build with Legos or maybe even Playdoh, but for the most part it’s trains.
Now, they aren’t all strictly Thomas the Train trains, and in fact, some of their favorites are just generic ones from Target. The thing they like most about them is the ability to connect them, then drive them around the living room. Sometimes it’s on a wooden track, sometimes it’s on the window ledge, and sometime it’s just on the floor.
Trains for Presents
Luckily, our families understand this obsession, so the twins got lots of trains and train things for Christmas. There were extra tracks, a train play set, and lots of engines from mom and dad, more engines and Thomas bags from Grandma and Grandpa, a new train table from Auntie and Uncle, Thomas coloring books from another Uncle and Aunt, and two new Thomas movies.
A Train Activity
Since I’d been wanting to do a Christmas activity, but somehow didn’t fit one in before Christmas, we found the perfect occasion. Yesterday, we finally got some snow to keep us all home, so we decided to make/decorate a gingerbread. Of course this was no ordinary gingerbread, it was a ….wait for it….gingerbread train!
Now, last year, I attempted to make a gingerbread house with my son, and it did not end well. So, this year, we enlisted the help of our resident artist and gingerbread expert, dad.
I think they did a really excellent job. Of course, there were three quality control experts making sure all the ingredients were up to par.
Also, another mistake last year…we kept the gingerbread house and let it just sit out as decoration. There was no way you could eat it after it had been sitting that long. So, this year, after dinner, we let them all dig in. Best. Decision. Ever.
So, overall the boys were very happy with all their new present, and even happier that they got to eat their gingerbread train right away. It was a nice end to the Christmas celebrations.
Now, on to the new year!
What was your kids’ favorite presents? Did you attempt a Gingerbread house or some other ginger structure? Are my children the only ones obsessed with all things train?