Sunday, August 22, 2010

Choo Choooooo

It's ALL about trains at our house. Jason and I were trying to think of a reason, any reason, why Kohen loves trains SO much. We've never pushed him to be a train/vehicle lover. The only thing we can come up with is back when I was pregnant, and even after Kohen was born, you could hear the train where we used to live. Every time the train came by we would say to Kohen "There's the train!". Besides the occasional cartoon that might have a train in it, that's all the train exposure he's ever gotten. So why is he so OBSESSED with trains? I don't know.

You can find trains all throughout our house. He meticulously lines them up. He knows that if the magnets on the end of the trains repel, he will immediately turn it around until they connect. He carefully pulls or pushes the chain of trains while studying how the wheels work The whole time he's saying "Choo-Chooooo" or making breaking noises or whistle noises. The newest phrase to his vocabulary is "All Aboard!". I'll have to post a video later of all of this!

I took pictures of all the train "chains" he had going on in different places at the house.

#1: This train is on his "pack n go" train set... This is the train set that always makes an appearance on the airplane when we have to fly somewhere...

#2: This train is on a combination of his plastic track and wood track... This is the train set that had to come to Tulsa with us a few weeks ago-along with 11 engines and train cars...

#3: He doesn't discriminate....even if it's not a train, he will still line up toys like they are trains... I found this in his bed after his nap... gotta love the recycling truck....
He does this at restaurants too. He'll have several different toys on the table and no matter what they are, he lines them up bumper to bumper and makes train noises :)

#4: I think this "train chain" is my favorite. This was on the arm of the couch. There are no actual train pieces in this chain, but he has them lined bumper to bumper just like a train. I especially LOVE the Southwest Airplane as the caboose!

All Aboard! Choo-chooo!

1 comment:

The Pitts Family said...

It must be a boy thing!! ALL of my boys went through a train stage! I can remember "chasing" trains - you know, drivng all over town to spot one. We still have all our train gear, and they still play with that suff - so hang on to it - it's entertainment for years to come!