Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
The train is run completely by volunteers. We were in an open-aired car (no a.c.) and we were connected to the snack car. The chairs turn around so you can face each other (2x2 -4 in a group) or face forward and two in a seat. You can bring your own food and walk freely among the train (with an adult).
It is supposed to be a 3 hour round trip to downtown Austin and back to the station in Cedar Park. About 20 minutes into the ride we had to stop and we sat on the tracks for forty minutes b/c a freight train farther up the line was having mechanical failure. So, we rode backwards to Cedar Park and farther up the line to Leander, where we then proceeded forwards again. It was not nearly the failure that we had in AZ, b/c we at least got to ride the train this time. They gave us vouchers to ride again in November, but I think this time Mimi and PawPaw can get the steam train experience and we will keep HR home. The kids really enjoyed themselves, thank you Miss Z for thinking of us.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
**Potty update** R2 is now wearing big boy underwear all day. We have a timer that goes off every 45 minutes to remind us to go, but he is now telling us when he needs to go without the reminder. He hasn't figured out #2 yet, but we are saving a ton on diapers down to only wearing them while we are sleeping.
On the diaper note, I just purchased HR's first package of diapers this month. We were blessed with gift cards and diapers for birthdays and at his birth, that I just cashed the last one and had to pay for them ourselves. So, Go R2, Go!! Praying he is on his last box of diapers!!