Monday, November 23, 2009

Polar Express!

Saturday night we went to Newport RI to go on the Polar Express. It was so much fun. It exceeded my expectations by far and I think we will do it every year until we move. It was a 90 min train ride to the "north pole". It was long enough that it didn't feel like everything was pack on top of each other, and I loved that we had a table to ourselves (since it ran out of the Newport dinner train station). The train was decorated beautifully inside and everyone was so nice!

The boys waiting for the train.
After we got to our seats. They played a reading of the book Polar Express the whole ride. In between scenes they would play Christmas carols.
Landon got this puppy with his jammies. We named him Olive (the other reindeer).
They gave everyone hot cocoa and cookies.
Mrs. Claus came around to all of the kids before Santa came on.
The kids had a choice of getting Christmas tattoos...we let him. I've never let him have one before. lol.
Yes, we are "that" family. Don't judge.
Justin picked out the jammies, and I love them! They are so comfy!
Me & my love.
Once we got to the North Pole, Santa came on. He sat down with each of the kids and asked what they wanted.
It's so fun that this year Landon is asking for things. It's the first year that he has decided what he wants. So he told Santa that he wants a submarine.
Then Santa gave him a Christmas bell. It was so cute.
After Santa left and the train ride was coming to an end, we all sang Christmas carols.
Landon's Grandma Tine bought him a train set before we left. He looks so cute in the little hat!
His train set. He's so funny.
We will be going back for sure. I looked into all of the Polar Express rides around here and I'm glad we picked this one. Not only was it a little cheaper but from reading the websites it was a lot better. The other ones you would have sat in normal train seats, not tables. Making it hard for a small family to enjoy together.
Check it out if you ever get the chance!


Anonymous said...

i was going to say, a friend of mine commented about "5 lines of lights in a field isn't enough to convince even a 2 yr old that it's the north pole" and was pretty disappointed.
i'm guessing yours was much better. lol