To get one of these:
You have to take a lot of these:
|Before Charlie knew about the trains.|
|Look at those eyes! Those are "OH MY GOSH TRAINS" eyes.|
|This one is the Polar Express, complete with the disappearing hobo on top of the last cart and shadow images in the windows of the forgotten toys cart and the hot chocolate party.|
|Feels like a picture from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. The swings, see saws and marry go round were all moving.|
|Is that Sir Topum Hat??|
|THAT smile. He was concentrating so hard on the trains |
that this is the only smile we got - when the "conductor" gave him a hat.
|And back to concentrating.|
|THAT face! So excited about stickers.|
|HIGH FIVE! Thanks for playing!|
|I was there too, See? This is when I sat on the curb, told Preston to take our picture and pretended to find something cool so Charlie wouldn't run away. Wait, should I not tell you that?|
|RUN! YAY TRAINS!|
|THIS is tree pose.|
|I said, "Charlie, where are the turkey's eyes." He found them as he banged on the window of the stained glass store.|
Um, lets go look at something else now before we get in trouble!
|Where is this parade you told me about, Mom?|
|This one is just cute.|
Charlie was excited to go to the fire station. He was excited about the fire truck.
He was excited about his sticker badge and his hat... until he saw the fire station golf cart.
Then he was only excited about the golf cart. He wore the hat for a few seconds
and I snuck the sticker badge back on his shirt for this picture - of him not looking
at the camera.
|Charlie also threw a few fits. Mostly about holding my hand.|
|He ran off a few times.|
|And then he ran back.|
|He thought he might fit through these bars.|
|And this one is just cute.|