Olivia had so much fun the last time we took her on the train, that every single time we pass one now she is always asking, “Mama, can we go on the choo choo train please?” Finally, we took her again. Last time we went, we didn’t really have a plan, we were more interested in whether or not she was even gonna like the train. This time, we wanted to take her on the train AND show her how to fly a kite. This time we also invited my dad and sister to come along.
When we got off the train in downtown Hinsdale, Olivia said, “Bye bye, choo choo train! I love you! Have a good day!” Cutest thing ever. Anyway, the first thing we did was walk to get some food. We took them to the little diner that we went to last time and then made a pit stop at Starbucks for obvious caffeine induced reasons and then finally, we were on our way to the park, which was basically just a huge field (that we later found out was the back of a school!).
While Dominic put the kite together, we were busy trying to teach Olivia how to roll down the hill. Keyword trying because she didn’t actually ever do it. I think she freaked out a little bit. It was great to see my sister rolling down the hill though! haha
Flying a kite was a little more complex than we had imagined, it was kind of funny. Dominic tried over and over again to keep it up but the wind just was not strong enough. The few times that he did manage to keep it flying, he would hand it to Olivia and tell her to run toward me and she was seriously so amazed and it was awesome. What was not awesome, however, was when we would take it away from her, just to try to get it higher(!), she would cry and yell really loud, “I WANNA FLY THE KITE!!! DADA! I WANNA FLY THE KITE PLEASE!!!!” Poor girl just let her excitement get in the way of understanding that he was only just trying to help her.
There wasn’t too much sun. Had there been, it would’ve been a lot warmer, and once the sun stopped showing it’s face for good, we had to put a little bit heavier jacket on her. And then a few minutes later a mess of kids started coming out of the building next to the park, which was also when we realized that the building was a school. Olivia was SO happy to see all of the kids. She kept saying, “Yook, guys! Yook!! Hi everybody!!!” She really loves all people. We let her walk across the field, but when Dominic went to get her because she was going too far, she cried a little and said, “I wanna go to school, Dada.” A few more years, kid.
We started to make our way back toward the train, made a few stops at some of the shops along the way and then at 3:55, we boarded the train back to La Grange. Olivia was so tired, she started to slowly drift off on the train…and when we got in the car, she instantly passed out.
You know it was a good day when your toddler passes out that quickly. In fact, it was such a good day for her that she has since asked me almost every hour if we can go out and fly the kite again. Gotta love her persistence, I suppose.