Sunday, December 6, 2015

all aboard the polar express!

We have made another tradition (isn't Christmas full of them?) of going to ride the Polar Express train every year.  
We have gone every year since Andrew was probably 3 years old.  This was him on his first ride.
Then this was the first year we took Kerigan
They were so little!
I'm so glad Andrew is getting older but still enjoys it!
This year my friend Angie brought little man Parker along!  Could he be any cuter?  Seriously.
Andrew just loves this little guy!
The kids getting ready to board!  Yes we love matching them in pajamas!
This year they had reserved seats for us in the warm train car- yay!  And they turned the seats around so we would all face each other.
Sweet friends
This was last year!  I can't get over how much Piper has changed!
Piper just loves Andrew (and he loves her!) but she was playing hard to get here!  Ha!
Andrew was trying to talk her into something...
This was them last year- I have always loved this picture!
My two sweet kids ready to ride!
All aboard!
Everyone was saying what a good picture this is and it should be in a frame.  I couldn't help but go back to this old blast from the past...
I just love the gazing in wonder out the window pictures.  Beyond precious.  Andrew has loved trains pretty much since he was born.  They will always be special to him and us!
They give the kids programs to color and with words for singing Christmas carols!
Arriving at the "North Pole!"
Two sweet boys!
They always bring around cookies and hot chocolate, just like in the movie!
This is real life!  Ha!
Santa comes on the train!  He gives all the kids a bell, like in the book.  We have saved each bell from all the years we've ridden.
This is what Andrew used to do with his bell!  Ha!
He's changed quite a bit hasn't he?  My big boy!
On the way back there is a leader "elf" that always leads Christmas carols.  She asks kids to come up and sing with her and so Andrew went up and sang!  I was so proud of him!  He did a great job!
Then the girls took a turn, they were a little more shy!
What is the fascination with writing on the windows??
A girl and her daddy
I'm pretty sure she would tell you that her daddy is her favorite person in the world. #daddysgirl
And my sweet boy #mamasboy
Love these two!
And that's the end of another year aboard the Polar Express!

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