Sunday, April 18, 2010

issanother traaaaaaain!

So, I did a little research. I found "Paxton is located near ... two very heavily traveled Union Pacific railroad tracks in southwestern Nebraska. In fact, one of those tracks is the 'busiest track in the world, with about nine trains passing by an hour.'"

CAN you imagine the glee, CAN you imagine the delight of a two-year-old city kid, when he hears the horns blaring, NINE TIMES PER HOUR for three days (and nights) straight? As dad, mom and Libby are my witnesses, Xander noticed almost every single one of those trains rolling through town just 3 blocks from mom and dad's, and he begged me to scamper out to the sidewalk with him almost every time. We did spend several minutes out on the sidewalk watching trains, trying to catch the engine and sticking around for the caboose, basically running from our seats when we heard the horns-ablaring. It was fun. :)

It's funny to think that were it not for Xander, I wouldn't have even heard most of them. :) And by "them", I mean the roughly 300 trains that rolled through town while we were visiting.


One fine day in Paxton, spent on the deck at mom and dad's. ... We were visited by Libby, Xander, and Phoebe's Great-Grandpa Dwain, Great-Grandma Sharon, Great Grandma Dorothy, and Great-Aunt Jackie. We were thrilled to get to spend the afternoon with them and take a few pictures of four generations of our family.

and to think that it happened on mulberry street

or ... oak street.
week at grammy's - reading seuss and playing with Uncle Mason's and Aunt Brett's old toys.



until recently, bath-taking was not such a smiley affair. and so, we have pictures. :)


MacWeen (McQueen), Mader, and Doc Hudson. Moviestars worth mentioning in this house. Until a couple of weeks ago, Xander did not know these adored characters were in such a movie. They were merely in books, or on undies, etc. One Wednesday evening, while daddy and Libby were at church, Xander and I had a movie date -- his smile was worth mentioning. Very excited was my little man.