First of all, let it be said that there are no original ideas from my little noggin represented in our afternoon. Thank you Pinterest and Facebook, and creative mothers everywhere.
Polar Express is a BIG DEAL at our house. I think the girls have watched at least parts of it everyday. They love the train and the kids and the 'Hot Chocolate' song and the carribou! Just in the last day or so, they really like 'Santy Cwaus' too!
Our Elf has been showing up sporadically this December - he helps us talk about Santa Claus and naughty and nice and being good even when Momma isn't watching.
Today, Elf showed up with Tickets for the Minivan Express!!
The girls immediately recognized that they were tickets, and we were headed to the Choo Choo train!
Daddy was the Conductor and was yelling "All Aboard!!".
After getting buckled in, they had to show their tickets to get punched (fake style - turns out there is NOT a hole punch in this house. Trust me.)
And then they got their refreshment! Hot Chocolate! (Kate says Chocolat very French-like - adorable!)
Here, they are 'cheers-ing' their Hot Chocolates!
We headed out and looked at Christmas lights. They loved it! They were so excited about Chesapeake's trees and the houses with Santas and reindeer! There were shouts of 'Merry Christmas!' and 'Awesome!'
But Jack was there too. He put up with our fun and games for a while...and then he didn't anymore. The ride home was loud and the Hot Chocolate ruined their supper, but this little outing is definitely on our Christmas Traditions list.
The Conductor's Wife