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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chugging along TooT-Toot

Thomas The Train, hooks together with magnets. How cool is that? New stuff I guess. This little guy, my pseudo grandson and hubby are playing trains on the deck. He's 2 1/2, very physically capable for a child his age.

The concentration in play is something to watch. It's been a very busy and hectic week for us. Hubby's had one of his long multi-day convention type work activities and so being able to spend some down time like this was perfect. He's worked all wkend from early am til well past 8 most nights. Fingers and toes crossed tonight should be earlier.

I've had a couple of almost regular days at work, which is odd for me. Spent extra time with Daddy this week, we even went out one night to dinner which was nice. Did boring necessary things like running errands, got my hair done (you know out with the grey), did laundry, mowed, cleaned, shopped for groceries. Blah blah blah.

Looking forward to a visit from our daughter this evening. She's driving in from Baltimore. The visit will be super short, as she'll be heading back to Baltimore tomorrow am. She's got a car load. You might remember we brought back a car load when we joined her there for her hooding about a month ago. This 2nd load has been delayed due to car troubles. She still has odds and ends to take care of there in Baltimore ...and another car load needing to be transported, thus her quick turn around back to Baltimore. In a few weeks she'll return with the 3rd load and spend some time with us here before heading out to St. Louis. She's moving back to St. Louis. She loves it there and will be rooming with a good friend. She's job hunting and we're hoping she hears something positive soon. Hard to know, with all the cut backs, even good school teachers aren't guaranteed a job. But, she's very reliable and I know of no one that works harder or is more dedicated then she. She teaches, she tutors, she helps kids before and after school as well as during lunches. She attends their ball games, their skating performances, their family funerals and more. She is a teacher that children and their families long to have. And...I'm just a wee bit proud.

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  1. Darling & all that curly hair. What fun! I remember all those long Thomas the Train hours of 'fun playing' w/Joshua. TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. Oh my first son...was a HUGE Thomas fan....loved
    Trains....... we have kept them, and stored them
    in a plastic container.....brings back memories
    of 'Ol Thomas & Percy, and Gordon....TOOT TOOT..
    the little guys really like them.....


  3. He is so adorable....Ern looks like he's having a good time too!

  4. Handsome grandson you have there..aren't they just the greatest..
    You should be proud of that daughter ...a very well rounded out young lady .You done a good job Mommy
    I am happy for you.
    Enjoy that grandson, they grow up too fast.

  5. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Trains are always very cool, kids love them.


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