Have you had your seasonal dose of Christmas spirit?
I've had several.
One of which might as well have been wrapped in paper and tied with a big bow...because it is the best gift I will receive this year.
We went out to eat and look at Christmas lights.
And in the distance heard a train.
A Polar Express train to be exact.
And with that we revealed the surprise, changed the boys into new Christmas p.j.'s and climbed aboard.
A ride FILLED with Christmas magic.
Tickets please, tickets.
All the sugar cookies and hot chocolate you could ever want.
We read the book. Listened to the music. Sang carols.
One of the funniest parts of the ride was when we passed santa's toy shop. The elves were taking a break and doing jumps, cartwheels and handstands. Aven turned to us and said,"They need to get back to work!"
Cracked up the whole cart.
We drove thru a beautiful display of Christmas lights...and then...the grand finale.
The big man.
The first gifts of Christmas were passed out.
And then repeatedly thrown to the ground by this little guy.
We stepped off the train with bellies full of cocoa and cookies and hearts filled with Christmas excitement....and then...
..it started to snow.
It was fake snow.
But to them it was as real as...well...the ride they had just taken to the North Pole.
And as far as I'm concerned...that's as real as it gets. :)