Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Train Surprise!

A few weeks ago, we were asked if we wanted to join our friends on the Santa Train. Uh, yea we do! Tickets were purchased and we decided to keep it a secret until today. In hindsight, the day after a big Apple Cup party may not have made for the best timing because it meant we had a crabby, whiney AND super excited 4 year old on our hands. For anyone who has had a kid, you know we were in for one heck of an adventure.
I didn't think to capture his face when we told him the news but let's just say there was dancing and yelling involved. By all of us!

We boarded at the North Bend Train station and headed to the Train Depot on the other side of town, where Santa was waiting for us. The rain was pouring on us but it didn't stop these kids from enjoying a train ride!

Look at our little man fight back his tears when he didn't get a window seat.
We ended up distracting him by drawing on the windows.

And checking out the scenery

After a short train ride, we waited in line to see Santa! The kids did a great job keeping themselves entertained as the rain just coming down on us.
There was a coloring table.

And dancing in line.

Before we knew it, the moment had arrived!

p.s. Alexander asked for puzzles.

Once we left Santa's workshop, we enjoyed cookies and cocoa.
In a tiny, little train car.

At least one of us enjoyed ourselves in that little car.
While one of us pretended to enjoy himself.

Finally, we boarded the train for the final ride back.
Addie and Alexander were total goofballs.

Right now, the little guy is sacked out.

We had a great holiday weekend and are sad to see it come to an end.
Thank goodness Christmas break is only three weeks away!

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