Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Party and a Train Ride

I try to blog when I can. I'm a couple weeks behind! Michael is taking two online classes. So, getting the computer has become a rare occurance. Especially, getting the computer long enough to blog.
April 17th, we headed to Milledgeville for cousin Caleb's 2nd birthday party.
Look at my handsome nephew!

He got a really cool swingset. All the kids had a blast!

I love Caleb's face when he opened our present!

I love my sister's face in this one!
Happy Birthday to Caleb!

The girls all look so cute at the little table eating their cake and ice cream.

This past weekend we went on SAM Shortline. The train departs from Cordele, Ga. around 9:30 am. It stops in Americus, Plains, and Archery (Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm). Then it returns to Cordele around 5:30 pm.
Allyson was so excited! She kept saying Wooooo wooooo (train whistle sound) before we left.

Since Allyson is under 3, she was free, but she had to ride in someone's lap the whole time. Guess whose lap she chose. Well, mine mostly. Eyeroll. She can be quite squirmy.

Nana & Papa sat right across from us. I'm glad we are all short; there wasn't much legroom!

We were disappointed with Americus. We walked from the train station to downtown. When we got there, we didn't find much to be open. We got back on the train and had hot dogs. We were starving and they were so good! How often do you have lunch on a train, anyway?
Plains was fun! Everything was open. Our favorite part was peanut butter ice cream. Yummy!! We bought some peanut and pecan brittle to take home.
Here's Allyson with Lauren. They were the only kids on the trip. Lauren helped us with Allyson so much!

Downtown Plains

Boarding back on the train with Papa

Allyson with Grandma Joyce.

A picture of the train while we were laying over in Archery.

Lauren's mom helped Allyson feed some goats on the farm.

The train ride was a lot of fun. It was nice to get away with my family and others from our church family even for a day.
If your thinking about doing SAM Shortline, I think you'll enjoy it.


Amber said...

I think that train ride looks like so much fun. Enjoy her wanting mommy's lap. One of these days they'll want us to drop them off a block from where ever they're going!

I'm glad you didn't drop off the earth and are still blogging.

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day for the train ride. When we went, it rained all day. Maybe that's why Riley was so grumpy. We might try again next time though.

I can't believe how big Caleb has gotten.

Ben and Tabby said...

That train ride does look like fun. I bet Isabelle would like it too. And, I can't believe that Caleb is 2 already!