Friday, March 25, 2011

Preschool Corner----Monkey Turns 5!

Monkey is officially 5. We had a wonderful weekend, with both sets of grandparents visiting, and a 5th birthday celebration.

Here are some pictures.

Let me explain, for Alligator’s birthday, their god-father gave Monkey a present too. It was a new train from Thomas and Friends. Inside the box with the train was an advertisement for this train set up.


Now, we have a bagillion Thomas trains, the wooden ones and some of the plastic ones. But Monkey could not stop talking about this train set up. He even slept with the brochure! He carried it everywhere. So of course….


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We had to get it! Those expressions are priceless!!!!

We set it up on our dining table (it is too big for our train table).


He loves it. It has a working logging factory, as well as a zip-line bridge.Lets just say it was a great birthday!

I have a couple of other pictures for this week…mostly of him playing with his new toys!

Here is Monkey playing with 2 new toys. One is a hot wheels car that has different pieces so you can customize it. The other is a hot wheels track.

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This is one of our Mother Goose Time activities. The boys made bird feet. They literally wore them long enough for me to get this picture. Hence, I am rethinking our plans for the future. MGT is on hold for a bit, I might bring it back out this summer.


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  1. I love seeing kids' faces when they open presents! We got quite a different kind of expression when my oldest got clothes at Christmas, lol!

  2. Happy Birthday Monkey! My Thomas fanatic also loves looking through the catalogs that come with the sets. He'll name all the engines he recognizes and oohs and ahs over all the nifty things. Too cute!

  3. Wow! That is a big train set up. I can imagine he is in love!

  4. Thank you all for your comments. The progression of pictures was really cool. He totally loves the thing. Too bad it took 4 adults, 2 that are engineers to get it set up!