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if only it was platform 9 3/4


Oh what can change in a year! While stressful, this was such a fun day for us last year. It was Charter Day once more on Sunday, which means free admissions to state museums! And of course in the minds of my children the only museum they have eyes for is the Railroad Museum of PA.

Now our Fitzs were out of town this day... and Matt was knee deep in grouting on Kitchen Remodel Phase II, so it was just going to be me and the kids. David seems to have caught the nasty stomach bug that took Dom down last week, but on Sunday he was acting his normal self so I pushed it and just went, even though I probably should not have. He was just so excited to go, you know?

I wore Dom in the wrap, which I don't think I've done since November? Anyways, it still worked great and he was happy in there so hey, why not! The big kids did an excellent job staying together and right by me, and I even managed a bathroom run! Besides boarding the actual trains, David's favorite part is the toy train building. Which in hindsight I should have just stayed away from knowing what I know about David and leaving toy trains... Since I had zero reinforcements. But I didn't stay away because he does love it so and well... it was by far the ugliest display I have heretofore seen from any child of mine. Or anyone else's for that matter. I can almost laugh about it now, but he's quite lucky that we had a long long walk to the van which gave plenty of time for mom to calm down.... very lucky. He's also into this new thing where when asked to smile nicely he makes a silly face? Yeah no. That can go.

Anyways. So trains!
May next year's Charter Day be quite calmer!



  1. trains! how fun. also loving this face making phase david is in haha. oh boys. what will we ever do with them? :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. Don't hate me for this but I am so happy to read about other kids having tantrums lol. Tori has had fits to the extent of me thinking she needs to see a behavior specialist and that there is no kid on the planet who throws an embarrass your mom level tantrum the way Tori can lol!

  3. Is this the museum across the street from the Strasburg Railroad? We love the Strasburg Railroad and plan on making a trip sometime next month! We may need to check this out as well! Sorry you had to deal with an epic tantrum - especially while flying solo. But it looked like a pretty great day despite that. You got some great pictures!!

  4. Go YOU for going back, and solo!!! I still have PTSD from the tantrum Ace threw at the state fair one year. Like, I tried to walk 50 feet behind Chris who was carrying him screaming, just so people didn't associate us together. Chris and I both have no desire to ever take a child to the fair again! LOL. So you, you my friend are my hero!

  5. You never cease to amaze me, mama! Can't wait til the public tantrums phase begins with Syd! Ha

  6. Wonder woman. Just the thought of a third of a tantrum sends me running for extra hands.

  7. oooh my gosh. 1. you are brave!! i just lately have started getting overwhelmed feelings just taking my two to the grocery store because WHAT if things get out of control? leading me to my second point: we recently had one of those tantrum showdowns in target of all places. it was our first public disaster and i am definitely relating to how rough that scenario can be! but also, sweet letty smile! and trains are so cool.

  8. This museum looks amazing!! Way to brave it on your own Mama, well done!


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