Thursday, December 16, 2010

Train Garden Adventure

Yesterday Dylan got to go to see the wonderful train garden at one of the local malls with 3 0f his favorite relatives. His Gramps, his Great Grandmother and his Mom Mom. I don't know which of us had the better time...but all of us grandparents just adore this little boy.
The train display was divided into several sections, depicting specialties of Baltimore, such as the Senator Movie Theatre, Ravens Stadium, Old Natty Boh and Martin Marietta. There was also a section that had nothing do with Baltimore...a scene from the Wizard of Oz...oh wait, there was a tornado in that section. I guess that did have something to do with Baltimore...after all we did have that tornado go through our yard two weeks ago.

Darlin' Dylan just loved the trains and all that went with them. I just love being a Grandmother!

Can you see the bright green in the top of the tree in the picture below? When I ran to the shop this morning in 18 degree weather, with snow just starting to fall, I see this fellow hanging in the trees, two yards up from ours. Seems the neighbors decided to have all their big old oak trees cut down after having one snapped off during the tornado. The tree men took down 5 or 6 trees. Seems like over kill to many times will we actually have a tornado in Baltimore County? All the men in trees were in bright green jackets and they looked like monkeys swinging on ropes through the branches. Not an occupation I would ever choose.

I have closed my ebay, etsy and artfire shops until after Christmas and feel that tons have been lifted off of me. All orders are finished and I have 8 or 9 of those orders to package and ship tomorrow. If you hear a big woosh tomorrow morning...that will be my sigh of relief when I set out the final packages for the postman to pick up.


  1. I love Dylan's look ... you can see the joy crossing over his face ... the wee ones are so entranced by the sights.

    This train visit reminds me so of when we took Joshua.

    Have a lovely winter's eve ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  2. What magic a child brings to his grands! How special to experience the trains through the eyes of a little one.

    How sad that the trees are being cut down. I witnessed the same thing this morning but the trees were being removed for another reason - progress, as they say. I'm not so certain it's progress though.

    Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.

  3. That darling little the picture where he is pointing. We should all see Christmas as a child. Have a restful, wonderful, holiday. My best to all your family...Balisha