Since Little Lewie's third birthday is coming up on August 11th, I decided I could either have an elevator party (his other great fascination in life) or a choo choo train party. Since elevators are hard to come by, we opted for the easier train theme. I'm still trying to see if I can secure a trackless train for his birthday pary, but in the meantime, we already decided to buy him his birthday gift--his very own train table. The Thomas the Train wooden tracks and train sets are pretty expensive (even the used ones on eBay), but we did find an awesome Imaginarium train table at Toys "R" Us on clearance for under $100.
Last Sunday, we decided to center the day around getting his present. Since Toys "R" Us will not deliver the table, we had to use the store locater to find a store that had the item available for pick-up. The closest store wasn't even in our state, so we opted to drive to Yonkers, NY (an hour and 15 minute drive from our house) to get it. My husband wasn't thrilled about the idea of driving so far at first, but once we got the table and came home, our little boy's excitement made up for the long ride. He was such a good boy during the car ride, and he couldn't be happier when Daddy put together his table.
Here are some highlights from our day including a fun video showing Little Lewie tackling the box and yelling "Choo choo":
|One excited little boy!|
|Giving a thumbs up!|
|Looking for an opening...|
|Playing with his train set before Daddy is even finished...|
|Poor Daddy still trying to put together the thousands of pieces...|
Proof that our long trip for the train set was well worth the wait!