I never thought that when we welcomed out two daughters, that we would be shopping for trains and railroad toys. But, thanks to the hit animated series, Thomas & Friends, my daughters, along with so many other girls are being introduced to trains. If you were to stop by our house on any given day, you would find my girls either watching Thomas & Friends on television, playing with one of their many train sets featuring Thomas and his friends or other Thomas & Friends inspired toys, or wearing a Thomas the Tank t-shirt. :-) I remember for Savannah's second birthday, my parents asked her what she wanted for a gift. Her response was "Day out with Thomas," which was making a stop for the first time in North Conway, NH. My parents not only surprised her with tickets to the annual "Day Out with Thomas" event, but also added to her Thomas collection of toys, with new puzzles, wooden and plastic toys, as well as a few talking toys.
Since Savannah was born 3 yrs. ago, we have taken her to three "Day Out with Thomas" events. And, even though the setup is the same, she and all the other kids in attendance can't get enough of Thomas, Sir Tophem Hat, etc. I could make a photo book filled with just photos from these three events, showing Savannah standing next to Thomas, coloring in the activity room, playing with the train sets on display, listening to story/sing along time or even shopping in the pop up store, which is filled with all things Thomas.
Here are a few photos I have taken over the past three years, showing Savannah (and this past year, Arabella) enjoying "Day Out with Thomas."
I don't see the girls getting tired of Thomas any time soon. How could they, with new DVDs being released, like the upcoming September DVD release of Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway, as well as fun Thomas & Friends buildable block train sets and engine kits, and other fun toys coming to market this fall/winter.
Savannah got Arabella hooked on the show at an early age, so much so, that besides "Mommy and Daddy," one of her first words was "Thomas." At first, we had no idea why she was saying this, as we didn't know of anyone with the name of Thomas. It wasn't until the show came on the television, that Arabella started dancing around and yelling out "Thomas."
Ahh, the memories we have captured over the years that center around Thomas & Friends. :-) I am not the only one with little ones who can share a favorite Thomas moment or two. From party time, story time, family time and even meal and bath times, parents are capturing fun Thomas Time Moments with their kids, to add to the family photo album and sharing with family and friends. And now, they can also visit the Thomas & Friends Facebook page and share these Thomas Time moments with other by uploading their photos to the new "Anytime is Thomas Time" app. Those who upload photos to this new app, will be entered into the Thomas & Friends Facebook Sweepstakes, where they can win fun Thomas & Friends Prizes. The Grand Prize consists of the following great Thomas & Friends items:
- King of the Railway DVD
- King of the Railway Track-Master Set
- King of the Railway Take N’ Play Set
- 3-Assorted Engines
- Thomas Wooden Railway Train Table
- Wooden Railway King of the Railway Deluxe Set
- Family 4 Pack to Day out with Thomas for 2014
To learn more about the Thomas & Friends Facebook Sweepstakes, or to upload some of your child's memorable Thomas Time Moments, click here now -- https://www.facebook.com/Thomasandfriends.
So, what are you waiting for? Go through all those captured Thomas Time moments with your child, and upload some to the new "Anytime is Thomas Time" Facebook app, for your chance to win some great Thomas & Friends prizes. And, make sure you either pre-order the upcoming September DVD release of Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway, or pick it up when it arrives in stores, to share with your Thomas fan! I know two girls who are eagerly awaiting the release of this movie. :-)
Thanks to the folks at HIT Entertainment, they not only sent my girls a fun "Anytime is Thomas Time" Prize pack, but are offering one lucky reader a chance to win the same prize pack which includes the following cool Thomas the Tank Engine gear designed around our upcoming movie special, “King of the Railway”:
· Thomas & Friends King of the Railway DVD (in September)
· Thomas & Friends King of the Railway Book
· Trackmaster set
· Thomas & Friends Backpack
To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: HIT Entertainment has asked me to help promote the “Anytime is Thomas Time” sweepstakes. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of HIT Entertainment.