Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Polar Express!!!

The day after Thanksgiving we headed up to Flagstaff to go to the Polar Express! Grandma and Grandpa Clayton were able to come with us!! We walked around and looked at the trains and lights while we waited to board...


We even found the bum that lives on top of the train in the movie!! Dad told Sophie to go stand next to the bum for a picture. She looked at him and said "whats a bum?" Haha but she complied a little nervously...



Lydia fell asleep on the drive over and was really cranky when we got there. But when they passed out hot chocolate and cookies she was cured!





They read the story the Polar Express and the conductor came around and punched our tickets...



We went through a time warp tunnel and saw the North Pole! Santa was standing in his sliegh waving. Lydia was so excited she kept saying "There's Santa Mom!!"



But when we backed up to head back and see the North Pole again santa was gone....they announced he had boarded the train! I wish I had gotten a picture of Sophies face she was beyond shocked. He came by to everyone and gave them a special bell. He leaned down to Lydia and asked her if she wanted a bell. She screamed "No!" and curled up in the fetal position. santa was nice enough though to give her one anyway.





We sang Christmas songs on the way back. It was so much fun and sophie was the perfect age for it. she really got into it. It was definatley worth the trip. after we got off the train we went to see Santa. Sophie was so concerned he wouldnt know what she wanted for Christmas so she was relieved when he got to tell him herself. Luckily Lydia let me hold her next to Santa but their was no way she was sitting on his lap...



We spent the night in Flagstaff. The girls enjoyed the hotels warm swimming pool. Then on saturday we headed to Phoenix and went to the Temple. We stayed to see the Christmas lights...




The girls loved the empty stage and performed several times for us...

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Then we went home and the girls helped us set up the Christmas tree.  
 


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