train town

Abby is the kind of kid whose head might explode from the amount of attention a big birthday party would bring. So we have avoided the traditional kiddie parties and instead opted to do something special and out of the ordinary. The guest list is small, made up of her favorite people – Mommy, Daddy, Grandma and Auntie (my BFF). I feel like any more than that would be for us, not Abby. And we prefer quiet celebrations for ourselves as well.

So for Abby’s birthday celebration last weekend, we took her to Train Town in Sonoma.

Train town is a quaint little amusement park set in the woods of the wine country, about an hour from our house. A model steam engine winds passengers through the woods and stops in a mini town.

There are a few rides as well, all with an old timey feeling. Though small, the park is quite magical for a child. Abby whispered that she thought this must be what Disneyland is like. (She’ll be in for a shock someday, no?)

It’s fun for parents too. Marcus rode the swings twice.

We did the whole park in two hours and were on our way home for pizza and cupcakes.

Most of the drive looks like this.

Abby and I have a bedtime ritual of telling each other about our favorite part of the day. Her answer this night was “All of it. It was all my favorite.”

I felt the same.


5 thoughts on “train town

  1. Well now, you just can’t get better than “all of it” can you? She will probably remember this birthday much more than if there had been a bunch of other kids around. Looks like a perfect day to me as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I think it’s okay to make up your own rules, I do it all the time.

  2. that place IS magical! you’re so lucky to be able to go to places like that without having to catch a plane! and abby is really sweet…a model in the making.

  3. Pingback: “Hey Abby, do you want to go to a place called Children’s Fairyland this weekend?” « …

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