Who doesn’t love Thomas the Train? Growing up doesn’t always mean growing out of a toy phase. Thanks to Day Out with Thomas for this #mamachallenge moment.
The first time Thomas the Tank entered our home it was a hand-me-down. Given to me by a friend whose children had “outgrown” the shirt and the little push toy, I put it in front of my almost two year old on the floor to see what he thought.
It was instant love from that moment on.
His and mine.
From the moment his little hazel eyes lit up with happiness to hear the song or to play with his trains, I was on to make sure to get that same reaction with everything I bought or made for him. It was just his toy thing; it became mine, too.
It didn’t take long until everything in, around or on the television, or on my son was blue, train, or Thomas-related. Even his third birthday was Thomas. I may have gotten a little carried away and rented a train so he and his friends could ride it in the cul-de-sac in front of our house.
Over the next four years, our love of the little blue engine grew. And since our family grew as well, with the addition of the little sister, we had more love for Thomas.
However, after seven years of love, the number of Thomas toys seemed to wane and fill with building blocks, cars and video games. It seemed as though this train was now on his way out of our lives.
So when I found out the date for this year’s Day Out With Thomas I quickly put it on the calendar as I had every other year…but then realized that maybe this train had passed.
I nonchalantly called to my son and asked “hey, should I get Thomas tickets this year…?” (hanging on for his sweet voice.)
He looked up and said, “of course, mama. I may be older, but I’ll always love Thomas.
So folks, join us as we continue our family tradition “down the hills and round the bends” April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 to see Thomas and his friends!
Enter to Win 4 TICKETS to April 8, 2016 Day Out with Thomas below!
The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 is presented by Fisher-Price
This 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans! The fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets. The tour, now in its 21st year, will make 43 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2016. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting the website. Ticket prices are $21-25 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
9 am – 5:15pm Fridays, 9 am 0 n6 pm Saturdays & Sundays
705 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051