December 10, 2010

All aboard! Next stop - the North Pole!

Polar Express Steam Train Rides

All Aboard” says the conductor, as your train ride begins. Families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with a reading of
The Polar Express and hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train.
Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will board the train and visit everyone and each child will receive the "First Gift of Christmas,"  just like in the story. 
Sing Christmas carols as you return to the depot.

Courtney, Brooke, Myriam, Sami,  Grandma Linda and I all got on our
Santa sweatshirts (they were my Grandma Jean's) and our Pj bottom's on and volunteered.

Oh my gosh... this was so much fun..

There were 2 rail car's that soon became full of people
in thier Pajama's and slippers.
And some in crazy hats.
One family all dressed in matching bathrobes.



 The girls are dressed up in chef coats to serve
 hot cocoa and cookies to all the passengers.

There was a reading of the Polar Express story book.

Then we sang on our way to the North Pole.
Everyone had a song sheet and everyone sang.

Soon came the North Pole and you know who...

If you look close there is Santa

He boarded the train and rode back to the station with us.
He gave each of the passenger's a bell.
We sang songs on the way back.
 In our car I got them all to do the wave. LOL
They loved it and did it a couple of times.
Santa sat with each of the kids so mom's and dad's could get pictures.

 Look it's a couple of  Rudolph's
And of course all the elf's got their pictures taken with Santa.
Sami was putting the chef's coats away so she and I got ours alone.

I can't believe how fun this was and totally got more into the Christmas spirit.
Love seeing all the families together and dressed up and enjoying the holiday season.
Watching the kids with Santa was the best.
 Seeing the belief in their eyes.

This is now going to be a new tradition in our family to volunteer each year.