Before I get to the main point of this post, let me just say that the lovely Sick Bug hit our home again this week. I (Sarah) was the host.
Back in October, Marc had bronchitis. Luke and I were spared.
Back in November, I had a brief bout of the stomach flu. Marc and Luke were spared.
Then, again, the other night, I had a brief bout with the stomach flu followed by a bout with the intestinal bug (sorry if that's TMI). Fortunately, so far, Marc and Luke have been spared. Hopefully, that sparing continues. I'm praying it does.
Marc's recently missed 1 1/2 days of work -- all because of me (he's stayed home and taken care of Luke so that I can get rest and feel sorry for myself while sick).
O.K. -- onto better things....
I think I've mentioned this before on this blog, but my dad has a train hobby. He calls himself a "railfan." Therefore, I better stick to that label.
This hobby hasn't gone on all of his life. My dad recently told me that he photographed his first locomotive in 1975 -- the year before I was born. Thus, I've ALWAYS known my dad to be a railfan.
Well, as many of you well know, Luke LOVES trains. Does he have the perfect Grandpa for this love or what?
Earlier this week, my dad called and wanted to know if Marc or I could bring Luke to McPherson, KS, on Saturday. I originally had told him, "Yes." Then, when I got sick, I wasn't so sure.
Fortunately, though I wasn't 100%, I was well enough (and hopefully not contagious anymore) to take Luke to this show. (And FYI -- Marc couldn't take Luke because of a prior commitment, and my dad couldn't take him himself because he was staying in McPherson for the rest of the day).
So, this morning, Luke and I headed up to McPherson -- a 30 minute drive.
We beat my dad, and Luke very patiently, but excitedly, waited on Papa. And, just for fun, I dressed Luke up in his "Choo-Choo" outfit from Halloween. Let's just say that he did get a few positive comments today -- cuteness and all :)
Here's Luke waiting on Papa.
When Papa arrived, the two of them (with me in tow) immediately started looking at model trains.
In case you're curious, the train show had model trains....
Model trains for sale....
The show also had magazines and books -- which my dad took advantage of looking at.
My dad ended up buying Luke a train magazine -- for adults! Luke looked at it on the way home as well as some this evening here at home -- the pictures, that is!
And, when you're only 2 years old and you tire out (which doesn't take long when you're 2), you ask for your blanket and enjoy a "blankie break" right in the middle of the train show.
After the train show, my dad treated us at my favorite Dairy Queen -- the McPherson Dairy Queen....This was my most favorite DQ to work with during my 10-year reign with International Dairy Queen....And, I'm not just saying that because the owner(s) sometime(s) reads this blog :) Seriously, they were good to work with.
But, I didn't get any photos there....Maybe next time :)
Overall, this train show was quite a bit smaller than the show we took Luke to back in January of this year. We'll be taking Luke to another show (with my dad) sometimes early in 2010.
I'm sure I'll post photos :)
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