Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day Out With Thomas

It rained. But we had fun, nonetheless.

Antique Jamboree

Since my friend Janis and I are being deprived of going to the Junk
Bonanza in Minnesota
this weekend, last weekend we hit the Antique
in Historic Valley Junction, Des Moines. LAD was very
patient, most of the time, and certainly got into the shopping. He probably had the best luck of all of us, he got a free whistle, complete with jewels and a free jar of marbles, which have been the best thing EVER.

Note the jeweled whistle in the mirror...

This was a very nice tractor, and LAD just thought he had to have it. Price tag: 280$, uh, I don't think so, however the vendor said he'd make me a great deal. Uh, no. We have a pedal tractor, however, I doubt this one was made in China. But i did not look that closely.

My favorite picture of the day, that didn't include the child.

Ooooh la la, look at those colors. Rare indeed, I'd say.

Janet and Aunt Caro, I thought of you guys when I hovered over this case.

It's a Toy Story reunion.

He found the camera right away.

Not made in China, the boy either.

He can spot them from a mile away. Look closely G'ma Airplane, your Christmas present came from this shelf.

Oh, be still LAD's heart. Colorful and ball shaped. But DON'T TOUCH!

See how he listens. I KNOW he heard me.

Same goes here...

And here. Oh well. Not quite as breakable.

His favorite of the day, only because it was churning and making...

Yes, ice cream. Note the 2.50$ cement mixer in his lap, from the shelf photo above...It was the cheapest thing he had to choose from. He really wanted the 8.00$ Greyhound bus. My powers of persuasion finally took hold. Whew, I had to talk a lot.

Auto day

Because every day it kept getting flatter and flatter and everyday i
got more and more pissed off about it. So off it came and was dropped at the shop. Once repaired, LAD jumped right in to help re-attach it. No questions asked. Well, plenty of questions, but, you know.

Then I made him wash the car. Yeah, right. He wanted to squirt
the whole thing down with window cleaner. STOP squirting the car with
it! He was ecstatic when it WAS finally time to wash the windows, but
it took FOREVER to get to that point, in his frame of time.

This was all last weekend. This weekend, Thomas the Tank Engine! I hope we
don't have to wash him and he has steel wheels, so we may be in good

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day!

Today we drove over to Ledges State Park but they had the lower road closed so we opted for the Lost Lake Nature Trail instead. Backpack packed with binocs, water, a hotwheel, the Ride The Ducks duck call and bug catcher, which, it turns out, will come in handy later...

"Look Steps!". "We could climb these forever!" Yes, felt like forever by the time we got to the top!

Frogs, sticks, what more can a boy ask for?

A caterpillar, of course!

So we loaded him up and took him with us.

"I'm so happy you let me bring the caterpillar home." How could I resist not giving them the opportunity to grow wings?

Then later, after supper. He was eating this left-over bowl of ice cream and cake. I was in the other room, noticed the SILENCE...This is what I found:

I think it was a good weekend.