Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trains, Planes and Automobiles...

Thanksgiving night we drove to SLC and stayed in a hotel with the kids.  We had planned to go see the lights on Temple Square that night until we realized they weren't turned on until the next day.  So we had time to kill on Friday.  Tyler is OBSESSED with trains to the point that I am recording "Extreme Trains" on the history channel for him to watch later.  He calls it his "engine" movie.  (I love it, because what a fun, innocent thing to be obsessed with!)  So we decided to ride Trax around for a while.  We started off by SLEEPING IN!  Gotta love the hotel curtains that block out all daylight.  Then the kids and dad took a dip in the hot tub and we were off.  We spent a couple hours riding Trax and then the new Frontrunner train up to Farmington and back, just for fun.  The kids loved it, but Kelley was disappointed it didn't go faster.  

(I took this picture of the tracks and the kids.  Joey, my "artist" complemented me on it...WAHOO!)

Then off to the Clark Planetarium because Kelley wanted to go.  They had this ball contraption there that kept both the kids enthralled. Tyler was the only one that threw a fit though when it was time to leave. 

Tyler was also fascinated with the rocket display.  He stood there for at least 5 minutes.  Those of you that have three year olds will know how incredible that is ;).

Then dinner at Applebees...yum!  Tyler fell asleep on the bench as soon as he finished his chicken strips.  
it's back on the train and off to temple square.  We've taken the kids to the lights almost every year now I think, but this year we forgot all of our gear, so had to make due with what we had in the car.  We must have looked very interesting.  
The lights were beautiful and we really had a lot of fun just hanging out with the kids.  I would definitely suggest a day like this to anyone.  


Audrey said...

Sadly, our kids are 6 and 8 and we have never taken them to see the lights on temple square, even when we lived as close as Utah County! We are remedying that this year though and taking them on the 18th!

Heather said...

Sounds like a great trip! I love those things that kids get obsessed with.

Andrea said...

How fun! Very good idea.

Kate said...

I just love Temple Square and miss taking my kids. When we lived up north we went every year. It is such a fun spiritual thing to do for the holidays. It looks a little cold for you guys but my husband says that is what makes memories.

Tiffany said...

Looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good time.