This year over the Thanksgiving holiday, we did something extra special. We took a train ride on the POLAR EXPRESS!
So here ya go...lots and lots of pics!! It really was an amazing experience. One that I'm sure we will do again when the little one is old enough to know what's going on.
We drove all the way to Palestine, TX and spent the night so we had plenty of time. We went early that day and got a good look at the train in the day light and did some shopping in the gift shop since we knew it would be dark and kinda crazy that night.
So we went check in our room and grab a bite to eat and changed Z into his PJs. All the kids (and some adults) wore their PJs, just like in the book and movie.
Then we got there early and patiently waited for the train to arrive.
Soon after that, the train slowed and dimmed the lights. They began to play the song "Believe" over the intercom and announced "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...we have arrived at the north pole!" We looked out the window and saw a wonderful north pole lights display with Santa's house snug in the middle and Santa and Mrs. Claus stood outside waving to us. I have to admit, I got choked up at that point. It was so amazing. All i could thing of was what Z must be thinking and feeling. He was star struck!
So as the train got moving again on our way back home, they announced that Santa had boarded the train! Z went crazy! So excited!
Then during more Christmas songs, one of the "cooks" grabbed Z and started dancing with him. He was such a sport!