The weather has been a little more bearable this week, so Isaiah and I are back to going out on walks sometimes. I must say I missed our walks when it was too hot to be out. Isaiah’s thrilled that we’ve been able to be outside, too, and keeps asking for his hat and shoes.
When I took Isaiah out for a walk today, we went in a different direction than we usually do. Most days, we go to the park or to visit horses, but since I’ve hurt my knee, I didn’t think it would be wise to wear him and doubted he’d be able to walk that far. Instead, we headed in the opposite direction, toward the railroad tracks. Isaiah loves to watch the trains go by any chance he gets. Since we live two blocks from the tracks, he gets to see them fairly often. I figured he’d like seeing the tracks, too.
Part of the reason, though, that we went to the tracks is I thought they’d make a cool backdrop for pictures. There are some old buildings by them from when trains made stops here regularly. I figured Isaiah would be happy to play while I took pictures of him. I was very right!
After we were done taking pictures by the tracks, we headed back toward home. On the way, we passed a building that’s covered in vines and had bright flowers growing on it. Isaiah thought they were amazing. There were a few on the ground, so I told him he could take one of those home with him. He was so excited! He carried it proudly back to the house and had my mom put it in a cup with water.
As we were about to turn the corner for home, a train went by. Of course, that meant that we had to stop and watch. Isaiah kept pointing and yelling “tuck” (because he insists that everything with wheels is a truck). He was carrying his teddy bear and held it up facing the train so it could watch, too. Getting to see the train was a good end to a fun outing.