Property Value

When my husband and I bought our house almost four years ago, I worried about this in our backyard.

Now, we have a fenced in backyard, and the train is really a bit farther off than it looks, so I wasn’t worried so much about the safety of our future children. I was worried about the sound of the whistle, the rumble of the cars, and the potentially negative impact of its proximity should we ever resell the house.  
Well, it turns out my worries were unfounded.  I absolutely love our house, and my husband and I really never even notice when the train goes whizzing by on the tracks.
But somebody does…

…and so does his brother.

The far off rumbling of the train will stop my little guys in their tracks (pun intended) and bring them toddling – fists “choo-choo-ing” in the air – directly to the one window in the house with the best view. 
It doesn’t matter if we are playing with the most cherished toy of the day…and eating a freshly baked cookie…and Elmo is singing on the TV.  

We stop for the train.

And, I guess in a way, that makes our property, well, invaluable. 😉


  1. Priceless!

  2. Aww, just gorgeous :)

  3. perfect perspective!!!

  4. Cute :) Thanks for stopping by my “Pear” Up blog hop. Hope to see you soon!

  5. Hey there! I found your cute blog via the blog hop and just added myself to your followers! Also I wanted to invite you to come enter a fabulous Steve Madden giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!

  6. Just stopped by to say Hi,found you on the hop from I Heart Pears Blog Hop. I follow as Kathy B. I am a grandmother to twin boys almost 2 yrs old. Your little ones are so cute!! Come visit me sometime.
    Happy Summer,
    Kathy B.

  7. Hi!

    I’m Shar! New follower from the pear up blog hop! Come visit me over at:

    Aw! They are SO cute!

    xoxo -Shar

  8. Hi, coming via the jellybean journals! Love this cute story!! Hope you will visit e when you get a chance!

  9. So cute, found you via the blog hop:) My boys would SO love this!!!!! Hope you stop by our site,!


  10. Cute! My baby just loves pulling herself up on the bed to grab at the windowsill and peek outside. It’s her favorite a.m. activity. Thanks for linking up with {Monday Mom Musings} today. It’s so great to have you join us, Holli.

  11. Aaah! I love this. I have a big smile on my face. This is ridiculously cute. We don’t have a train in our backyard, but my daughter loves to look out the back door. Your photos reminded me so much of this photo that I posted on my blog not too long ago:
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to checking out more of your posts. I found your blog through the Mommy Brain Mixer, and I’m now following you. Take care! :)

  12. This is SO precious!! Talk about little boy heaven. I’m super happy that you linked up to the Mommy-Brain Mixer this week, friend! I hope to see you again next week! :)

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