Not long after the Christmas dinner was consumed, a tiny little hand slipped into mine and guided me over to the foyer. Once there, the tiny little finger pointed to the floor and I did my best to follow instructions. Not an easy task right after eating that large meal, I might add.
There we waited with train cars in hand...
as the daddy and uncle learned the true meaning of "some assembly required."
Thomas the Train and his wooden railway were quite the hit once we were able to start playing.
It seems those tiny little hands are just the right size to carry three train cars at once all around the house.
In this week between Christmas and New Year's, the foyer has taken on a new look. One we haven't seen around here for quite a few years.
So, we are enjoying the world of choo choo trains, Hot Wheel cars and Toy Story characters with fond recollections of our own boys playing with similar toys.
Even though he is drawn to "things that go", I was holding him in the kitchen one day when the tiny finger pointed to the vintage baking display and one by one the pieces were taken to the family room floor where he amused himself (and his grandma) by baking Christmas treats and pouring us each a cup of Christmas tea.
Soon life will return to normal and playtime will be over.
Until then I plan to enjoy every moment.
I do hope that you all are enjoying your holidays and just as soon as I'm done playing, I'll be back to visiting your blogs.
Happy, Happy New Year!!