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Christmas Trains 2008

January 1st, 2009 · by alex · 1 Comment

Avid readers of this blog will remember this post where I said I was working on a new layout. Well, I’ve made good on that promise. The idea was to make a semi-permanent layout that could handle two trains, and still go around a tree. So here’s what I did: I took a 4×8 piece [...]

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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

October 26th, 2008 · by sarra · No Comments

We went to visit the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad last month. We drove up to Bryson City, NC on Saturday, rode the train through the Nantahala Gorge, stayed overnight and drove home Sunday morning. We kept our destination a surprise from Link. We just told him that we were going on a special trip. He [...]

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Train Update 2008

October 7th, 2008 · by alex · 2 Comments

If you’re following this blog, you may remember a post about two years ago on the resurrection of my father’s old trains. Last year we bought some new track and made things work a bit more smoothly. This year I got the bug to do a little more. I was inspired by our trip on [...]

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April 24th, 2008 · by sarra · 1 Comment

Alex got Rock Band (ostensibly for our anniversary) last week. We spent the weekend rocking out. Alex was on guitar. I played bass. Link played drums (the controller was unplugged, but he was none the wiser).

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Playing in the rain

August 28th, 2007 · by sarra · 2 Comments

Sunday afternoon we went for ice cream, and then to the store. When we came out of the store it was pouring. When we got home, Link decided he wanted to play in the rain. He ran in and out of the garage, splashing in the puddles in the drive way. He had a fantastic [...]

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Grandpa Lenny’s Visit

August 9th, 2007 · by sarra · No Comments

My dad and Basia came to visit the last weekend in July. They came in on Friday evening. They were a little delayed due to a mix up with the tickets, but arrived in time for a late-ish dinner with Link at O’Charley’s. Link was very well behaved, despite the late hour and had lots [...]

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Cuteness and Imagination

August 1st, 2007 · by sarra · 2 Comments

I have two quick notes about this past weekend. I’ll try to get some pictures up in the next couple days. ———————— (Background: One of Link’s friends at school hit him, and daddy taught Link to say, “Not nice, Joe*, not nice” if he does it again. Also, all bugs are ladybugs to Link.) Link [...]

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July 9th, 2007 · by sarra · 2 Comments

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Happy Memorial Day

May 28th, 2007 · by sarra · No Comments

I’d like to get Link a tricycle, but he isn’t really into ride on toys. He prefers to push them. We were trying out a tricycle in the store yesterday, and he did sit on it and try to pedal a little bit, but then he decided that pushing it is more fun. I think [...]

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Train Table Tales

May 8th, 2007 · by sarra · 1 Comment

We had a Toys R Us coupon that expired last Saturday (4/21). Not wanting to waste the opportunity to save $5 (we’re frugal that way), we headed there before nap time. I figured we’d get some legos for an additional birthday present for Link, but Alex suggested we get some more track. We had previously [...]

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