Sorry I missed last week. I was in Kansas City visiting my very best friend the beautiful Rebecca Katz and her wonderful husband Jonathan before they become parents in a few weeks. Of course we had a wonderful time. Its been a good year and a half since we have seen each other but it was like no time ever passed by!
This week Muffin Tin Monday's theme is FALL!! Fall is in the air and we love it. No more 90's or 100's temp. We are loving the 70's and 80's we had this weekend.
Top Left: Orange cheese crackers, orange and red JELLO, and a leaf cookie Top Right: Cheese acorn, pumpkin PB&J, orange carrots with ranch
Jacob heard Thomas and his friends were chugging their way into the Tennessee Central Railway over the Labor Day weekend and insisted we drive into the city to see the little blue engine.
"Dada, ride choo choo," he said. "Chugga chugga, choo choo!"
Every year a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Nashville as part of a nationwide tour called "Day out with Thomas." Included in the all-day attraction is a 25-minute ride in a real train car for the young train enthusiasts, along with other fun activities like wooden train sets, mini golf, bounce houses and a petting zoo.
Trains are one of Jacob's latest obsessions. He loves watching Thomas and Friends; he knows several of the characters. His favorite character is Percy, the little green engine whose main job is to pull the mail. Other than the $18 per person, it was a no-brainer to take Jacob to see Thomas while he was in Music City.
Erin and I thought the train ride was rather lame because it moved too slowly and we were stuck on the side that faced nothing but rocks, trees and rusted train cars.
Jacob, however, was too busy moving up and down on his seat, blowing his wooden train whistle, to care about such annoyances. He loved staring out the window as we moved past those rusted train cars standing motionless on a parallel track, he was amazed to see a car drive under us as we crossed over a bridge and he enjoyed passing by a flashing signal.
I think the real train experience helped solidify a longtime fascination with the iron horse.
Nate and Erin met at the University of Kansas during their freshman year. They graduated from KU in 2006 and moved to Clarksville, TN. Dolly joined their family in January of 2007. This is when their family started. They were married in Dallas on September 2, 2007. Nate works at the Williamson Medical Center and Erin is a Kindergarten Teacher at Blackman Elementary. Jacob Lee joined our family on April 10, 2009. And they bought their first house in La Vergne in April '10. Our life is complete and wonderful