About a month ago (August 11th), a family friend invited Banner over to see his trains. He is a collector, and had set the tracks all over his living room, den and entrance hall for his grandkids (who had been visiting in July).
Banner was ENTRALLED. We stayed more than an hour, which shocked me because Banner's attention span is usually closer to seven minutes. He loved watching the "choo-choos" speed by, and helping to push the whistle button on the remote control. Basically, he was in little boy heaven.
Banner was even content to sit back and watch (instead of chasing after the trains and trying to pick them up). Quite frankly, I was expecting more de-railings by Toddler Godzilla, but was pleasantly surprised by my (then) 19 month old's restraint. He was a very good boy.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the evening:
I have a feeling Thomas the Train and a trip to the new (location of) Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco are in our future.