In watching Aidan play with his cars and trucks I am amazed at how he plays. For example, he put rocks into a skid loader and dumped them from the bucket of the loader into a dump truck! This is not something that we see frequently and it amazed me that he was able to play with the toys in a way that mimics how they are actually used. It also kills me to listen to the sound effects that he uses when playing with his trucks. His sound effects include everything from honking to crashing and engine noises. While watching movies, he is completely oblivious to everything except for any locomotives that may be in the picture: cars, trucks, trains and even tractors. When riding in the car, he watches out the window like a hawk and points out all of the vehicles he finds interesting. He even encourages Randy to speed up and pass certain semis and trucks so that he can get a better look.
Recently, while playing with a large box of cars and trucks at Grammy Aunt Linda's, Aidan lined all of the cars and trucks up according to size and type. He had a line each of race cars, trucks, semi's and tractors and all arranged from smallest to largest. Of course he also still loves to play with his train table and all of his trains and to watch the trains that drive by our house daily. It absolutely melts my heart when he looks at me and asks, "Mommy, you play trucks with me?" I love that boy!