Monday, January 10, 2011

Freight Train!

James' favorite book changes with his mood. However, one of his very favorites almost any day is Freight Train. Thank you, Grandma Hansen, for such a fun book!

Today, James and I decided to build a freight train out of playdough. (Ok, ok, I'll confess. James just said, "Let's make a train!" And I thought, "Oh my goodness! We have all the colors to make the train from that book!" So I took the idea and ran with it. Silly mommy!)

James absolutely loved it. Here's a video of him "reading" the book and showing off his cool train. (Sorry for the shaky video. I had to hold Sarah while I filmed so that she wouldn't scream. She's going through a Cling to Mommy phase.)

Unfortunately, after we made the video, James had to learn the sad lesson that playdough creations have a very short life span and we had to squish it and put it away so the playdough wouldn't dry out. What a hard lesson for a toddler to learn! He got over it pretty quickly (now he's making towers out of the playdough containers and knocking them down), but he cried big tears first!


Hansen Family said...

He is brilliant AND adorable! It looks like you had such fun with playdough today! I remember when you had to learn the sad lesson about putting "wonderful creations" back into the playdough container! Wish we could live right next door to come and play!

liz said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Liz Strong

Sharon said...

So cute! And how fun, to be able to make that book come to life!

Amanda said...

I just want you to know that right now I smell like spit-up and poop. Oh, and James is adorable. I'm mega impressed with his "reading" skills and with your playdough skills.