The lead up to Christmas was pretty great this year - both boys were very excited and would tell anyone that would listen that they wanted "Thomas Sky Jump" for Christmas. Lucky for Santa their passion never wavered!
As a kid my grandma always took us shopping to buy small gifts for our family from "us". We each took a kid shopping for the other so they got to give a present too. When I told Isaac where we were going he was pumped because he assumed we were going to buy "Thomas Sky jump" since that was all Jimmy wanted... :)
Santa and his elves brought Thomas Sky Jump to our house fully assembled but left the box for the boys (James really was concerned about seeing the box!)
We woke up Christmas morning to the box being pushed down the hallyway into our bedroom followed by, "It's here! We got THOMAS Sky Jump!!!!!"
(Never realizing the box was empty!)
Both boys were thrilled and while Thomas doesn't successfully "jump" the ice valley EVERY time - it is still awesome and something to cheer about!
Isaac was still in awe that it was here!
Here is the tower - the trains make their way on the track to the tower and then are carried up to the top to take the plunge down to the jump and (hopefully) land in the shoot.
I would say Thomas is about 60% successful (with fresh batteries of course) - but again the boys don't really seem to care!
Also - I would urge you to buy stock in batteries based on our house alone --- yikes!
The boys were excited to give their gifts to each other too.
James bought Isaac Lightning McQueen playdoh.
(which is continually crumbled all over the floor --- TG for the wood floors!)
It was all we could do to keep Isaac from telling Jimmy what we bought that first day so I had to hide it and wrap it alone so he wouldn't remember!
Isaac bought James Spiderman bowling
(which works awesome in our wooden floor hallway - the walls are the bumpers!)
Still a little dumbfounded...!
I think based on Isaac's face the train just landed successfully!