Tuesday, December 08, 2009

All Aboard...

The day before Thanksgiving we loaded up the family and headed up North to Williams, AZ. For those of you who don't know, Williams has a Polar Express train depot and for a small fee will transport you and your children all the way up to the North Pole. We were served cookies and hot chocolate by adorable waiters. As we ate and sipped our goodies we listened as the book was read to us. And before you could say ALL ABOARD we were at the North Pole. Buildings with twinkling lights housed what looked like little elves busily making toys. And of course there was Santa's Sleigh loaded with a huge bag of toys just waiting to be delivered. As the train stopped and started to go back in the direction we came the kids noticed Santa wasn't in his sleigh anymore! That's because he had decided to jump aboard. So while we waited for Santa to make his way to our car we all sang Christmas carols. And finally...SANTA... complete with a real beard, rosy cheeks and of course magic bells taken straight from his sleigh for each of the kids. For the next several minutes all we heard was "mom, dad can you hear it ringing"? And we would reply "no, I don't think I can hear it". And their response would be..."well all you have to say is I believe, and then you will hear it ringing". And so we would say I believe and sure enough we would hear the bell! As we deboarded the train we were each handed a little ticket that had the word BELIEVE on it. Madelyn and Jackson loved it enough to make us want to take them again next year. Hope you enjoy the pictures....







5 comments:

Becky said...

What a fun experience! I bet your kids just loved it. I love their red hair, by the way.

Angie said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is the cutest thing I have ever read. I didn't know such a thing existed. How fun, my kids would DIE. Those are some GREAT pictures of all of you. You are all too dang cute.





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Angie said...

I would love to go on that ride. Too much fun!

Lexi said...

How totally fun! You're such good parents. I want to see those kids!

Emma Jo said...

My sister and her family out there in NV do that very train ride! It sounds amazing, like so much fun!