One of our very favorite traditions is riding the Polar Express train with our good friends! I was looking forward to Harper’s first ride (last year we left her home because she was a month old:)), but she was under the weather. :( Next year, baby girl!
Hudson waving hi to friends:
A little pre-train dancing:
They always have a pre-show before the ride. In the past the show has been VERY long and VERY cheesy. This year, it was surprisingly short! And not nearly as cheesy (depending on who you ask…).
After the not-nearly-as-cheesy-but-with-random-British-accents show, we walked through the “snow” to board the train!
Hudson was itching to ride with his friends, so I snapped a shot of him and Trent while I could.
Hudson was obsessed with the end of Jackson’s hat:
Not sure what Jenny was negotiating here:
Another change – in the past there has been a woman over the loudspeaker singing Christmas carols and telling a story, which you couldn’t really ever hear. This year, we had this American Idol wannabe (who I think was 12):
The conductor came by to punch our tickets:
No way we were getting a family shot:
Then it was time for the big man himself!
Everyone got a bell this year!
An attempt at a group shot:
Santa was sweet and trying to appease this picture loving mommy:
We also got coupons for a free hot chocolate! Perfect end to a wonderful night!