Building Bridges


When I first began buying wooden train tracks (back when The Pea was a toddler), I complained about how expensive they were (and still are). But when you look at how much play the kids have gotten out of it, it's actually a great investment. Who would have thought a simple wooden bridge could provide so many hundreds of hours of fun? Even though they're older, my kids still love Thomas the Tank. In fact, we're planning to watch Thomas and Friends perform live on stage in Cupertino this March. Which means these wooden tracks and bridges are going to remain a favorite for quite a while.
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jams o donnell said...

I bet the pea had so much fun with that railway! Happy weekend

PowersTwinB said...

PERFECT! You did great with this weeks word theme! I loved Thomas! Thank you so very much for visiting my hunt tonight. I really appreciate it sweetie!

EastCoastLife said...

I agree on the expensive part. hehe....

I bought Lego bricks for my son and he had hours of fun building bridges with them too.

FickleMinded said...

that's very cute, my boys love to build those too!
thanks for stopping by.

gen/entry said...

Oh yes it is nice one great for my son hehehe. Happy weekend.

Napaboaniya said...

Blocks are one of the toys that filled up hours of fun for both my kids as well. Expensive but a worthy investment :P

SASSY MOM said...

That's a cute bridge. Nice take for this week's theme. Happy Weekend!

Gattina said...

Very nice ! I didn't expect such a nice bridge, lol ! So far I only saw big once !

YTSL said...

Er... you mean Thomas the Tank *Engine*, right? In any event, can see how the wooden train tracks can give a lot of pleasure over many years. :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Speaking of that.. I wondered what had happened to my toy train set with all the bridges.. haha :P

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Annie said...

Very nice photo; I'm happy to see a toy bridge after all the real ones. Thanks for visiting mine and have a great weekend.

Barbara H. said...

I love this! Great entry.

julie said...

Not only is this wooden bridge a lot of fun, it sure is a good way to foster creativity :)

Happy weekend!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I completely agree! My kids love building all sorts of different layouts - it was a good investment!

Wonderful photo for our theme.

Dragonstar said...

My kids grew up with these - think we still have some around somewhere that the grandkids might use.
Thanks for the memories.

Vita Stunder said...

I really like your bridge. It bring back memories from my childchood..

Kids is always worth investment - your picture shows so much caring and love :)

Mine is up to! :)
Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

The great things about the wooden toys is they will last long enough for your grandchildren to enjoy. Good idea for the theme.

philos said...

Wow! Cool take on the theme! How do you put them together? We never had one of these growing up.

Expat Traveler said...

oh way cool!!!!!

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Aileni said...

I'm with Dragonstar on this. I hope we still have the stuff.

Snap2Days said...

Great bridges for the children. Cool shot.

Sherry said...

We all need to do a better job of building bridges, don't we?
Great photo!

Mudhooks said...

I still remember the little wooden train set I had when I was little. Probably went the way of many of my toys, via my brother who fed string into my record player, poured flour glue on my walking doll, and threw my doll dishes out the window... SIGN...

Thanks for your comment on mine!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

What a great idea for a bridge. They don't really make them like they used to anymore.
I have updated the photo on my post to a "daytime" version. Come on by and check it out.

lynn said...

Fun entry. It's always great when you can get your money's worth out of kids toys and they actually play with them! I bought my fair share of toys my girls had to have and they played with them once or twice.

Blur Mommy said...

I have one of those around my house too. : )

Alice Audrey said...

Oooo good one! I have some building blocks like that. They are my favorites.

Heart of Rachel said...

Thomas and Friends is a great hit among kids. My son is a great fan too and he has a big collection of Thomas and friends.

Have fun watching the live performance. We had a chance to watch Thomas and friends live when they came to the Philippines a few years ago.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Same with my kids-- but now instead of blocks, they use Legos. Great take for this week's theme.

Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt last week. I am finally catching up!