All Aboard

Trains are becoming increasingly more popular in our house. It's basically inevitable with little boys. Between all the cars, the tracks, the lights at crossings, and the horn, it's the stuff little boys dream of.

While we were visiting Kansas City my sister-in-law (she is always coming up with amazingly fun things to do with the kiddos) suggested we check out a small train that we could all ride. There was no hesitation to jump aboard this adventure.

That leads me right to Friday's Five:

1. The Northern Kansas City Railroad. 
It's a small little railroad that restores miniature trains, and operated solely by volunteers. Though small, it's perfect for the little ones. Oh, and the fee to ride the train (which circles the large track twice)? Only FIFTY CENTS!
2. Cousins.
Watching them interact together was so much fun. Most of the time they didn't really play with each other, rather, they played NEXT to each other. I foresee them being the best of buddies as they get older.
3. This bell.
The boys were allowed to ring this bell. As many times as they wanted. Enough said. (My ears might still be ringing.)
4. The train!
The actual RIDING of the train was obviously the highlight for all.
5. Grandparents.
We are so fortunate to have such amazing family. There is no such thing as too many pictures taken with Grandma and Grandpa, especially if it's pictures while riding a miniature train.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Amen to the picture thing - I wish I had more pics of me and my Gma. And I realized I didn't have many pics of my parents outside of Xmas so am making more of an effort to get some of those these days.

    I'm so excited I get to go thru all the toddler excitement again - trains, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Curious George, TRACTORS!! :) Can't wait!

  2. How cute!!! I want to have a baby boy someday to ride trains with! The adults look so huge in those choo-choo train hahaha. Oh goodness about that bell, I think I could only stand one ring...maybe two if it's a good day.

  3. Fun! My girls love trains. Hannah asks to ride the one at the mall all the time, and Meeghan is always making choo choo noises.

  4. This looks like so much fun!! I need to see if we have something like this close!

  5. That smile the cutest! I just found a place that let's you ride at a real train by us. I'm going to check it out this weekend. Trains are a huge hot around here too!

  6. Girl, you do the most FUN things! And take the best detail oriented pictures! I love it all!

  7. What a fun adventure. My son would love something like that. He is obsessed with trains!
    Great photos :)

  8. That looks so fun. We have a train her locally as well, but it is a full size train. my son thought it was pretty cool- I bet he'd like something like this as well!

  9. haha, that is awesome!!! Total hit. Esp the bell...save me ha.

  10. That is the best place ever! I want to go there with Aubrey! Too bad it's so far away!