Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It Was Magical!

It really was, gize. For our Christmas present this year, my mother in law bought tickets for the entire family to ride the train up to the "North Pole" and see Santa Claus. It was super fun. As an extra little bit of magic, it ended up snowing that day just for us. That did make it a little colder than I could handle but the North Pole wouldnot have been the same without snow. The drive up took forever since our van has bald tires and no traction control but we made it. See, I told you we made it. Here we are in front of the wrong train but ours did look exactly the same. Morgan opted to not wear a coat.


We couldn't find Jesse for our earlier photo shoot and by the time he got back to the train, the other kids had scattered off. Here is Jesse in front of the same wrong train.



Wini wanted to go up to the top of the train just like on the movie "Polar Express" and was very rudely told no but the consession lady. Tractor Grandma was trying unsuccessfully to console her.


Here is most of the group. It looks like a few people's entire body didn't make it though but at least we got the concession lady in the very back.




Santa, obviously.
It was too cold for the kids to stand in line to see Santa so the adults stood in line while the kids waited on the train. The picture is actually after we saw Santa but it was a good example of how they waited on the train.

My father in law and his twin brother, Santa, as requested my Santa.
It was tons of fun and something I definitely want to do every year. Thanks Leon and Janie for such a fun day.









12 comments:

Hot Pants said...

I couldn't tell which one was Leon and which one was Santa in that last picture. I'll have to bring Howie in here to figure it out for me. Looked like a fun time. I almost want to take my kids.

Cristin said...

My kids would have LOVED that especially BUB! Wish we were closer to the North Pole so we could just take a train.

Mary said...

Great pix. Wini told me that she talked to the real Santa, not the grandpa Santa!

Memzy said...

Another reason why Idaho is superior to other states.

Katie said...

Leon should find out what kind of product Santa is using on his beard. No offense Leon, but Santa's is so much smoother.

I am going to google this trip as soon as I finish commenting. It is better than described.

Jenny ESP said...

I wanna do that! (except for the freezing part)

Jennifer said...

I don't think that from the look on Tractor Grandma's face that she was trying too hard to console Wini... Poor littlel girl:(

Emily said...

How fun!

ManicMandee said...

Lucky! I've always wanted to do this. Glad you had fun.

Annie said...

That looks so much fun. I swear next year I'm going to bite the dollar/bullet and take my kid on that.

Landee said...

Oh my gosh.... a freakin' for realz Polar Express!! What will they think of next?

Btw, I just got done sweatin' with your, er, "christmas card." 'Tis truly one of the best "cards" I've ever seen. 'Twill be handed down from generation to generation. 'Twhat? Oh right, DVDs will be xtinkt. I'll figure something out.

Leon and Janie said...

I rarely check blogs...I'm glad I did! I agree the train ride was great fun! I'm so glad everyone could be there! I put a little video of the train ride on my blog at leonjaniesplace.blogspot.com if you are interested in seeing it.