A Train and a Tank, Up Close and Personal!

I took Isaiah to a town about twenty minutes away this afternoon. While we were there, we stopped at the park to see a tank and train car. They’re actually in two different parks at opposite ends of town (kinda crazy). We went to the park with the tank first, figuring he could play on the equipment there, too (the other park doesn’t really have anything).

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Isaiah was absolutely amazed by the tank! He’d never seen anything quite like it. He ran across the park to check it out. Soon, he was pointing to it and chattering. I think he was trying to decide if it was safe to climb on. I didn’t let him because I wasn’t sure if kids are supposed to climb on it or not.

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''Look at that, Mama!''

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Touching the tank

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He looks so small in front of it!

After admiring the tank, Isaiah noticed that we were near a big pond. He was so excited about the water! We went out on the bridge so he could look down on the water. He thought it was fascinating. He loved leaning on the railing and looking down, then, was completely amazed when he realized he could see the water through the spaces in the bridge.

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''Ooh! Water!''

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Showing me the water

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''Hey! It's under us, too!''

I asked Isaiah if he wanted to see a train and, of course, his answer was “yeah, yeah!” He loves trains! I put him into the van and we drove across town to see the train car. His whole face lit up when he saw it! When I told him he could go close, he was so excited he couldn’t contain himself. He raced over to the train, yelling to me about it the entire time. Soon, he’d climbed up the steps and was waving at me from the end of the car. He saw that there was a door to lead into the car and tried to open it. Sadly, it’s sealed shut. He kept knocking and calling, hoping that someone would let him in.

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Knock, knock!

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On the train

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Just to give an idea of size, those wheels are as tall as Isaiah!

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When I told him it was time to go, Isaiah was a little sad. He didn’t want to leave the train behind. He’s loved trains since he was tiny because during the winter (when there are no leaves on the trees) he can watch them go by from our window. He was so sad when the trees started getting their leaves this spring. He loves every chance he gets to glimpse a train now. We’ll have to go back and visit again soon.

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Showing me the train

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''No, wait! I want to go back up! Don't make me leave!!''


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