Thursday, December 9, 2010

The North Pole Express

Avery really enjoys the movie Polar Express so on Monday when we started telling her we were going to ride it and see Santa... I'm not sure she believed us. We waited to start telling her until Monday because otherwise it feels like it will never come & she talks about it all day. We learned that earlier this year when we told her about a trip to Disneyland months in advance. Pretty sure she thought we were crazy and this Disneyland place was a hoax.
But the second she saw the train she was thrilled!! It was so magical for her-- she loved singing songs, ringing her bell necklace & clenched her tickets the entire ride.

Even though Quincey is not a fan of Santa... she had so much fun & enjoyed the cookies, as you can see by the evidence on her cheeks. She also loved seeing the cows and horses out the window. It really was a beautiful ride.


Once again, Lola slept through all the fun. We were in the back by the heater so Collin was sweating to death but Lola was quite cozy.

Then the moment she was waiting for! Our car wasn't that full so Santa spent a lot of time with each child. He got down and talked to them, it was so sweet.
Even though he had an obviously fake beard & sounded very young... she couldn't tell at all.
He was Santa Claus to her.
Can't wait to add these photos to my December Daily album today and catch up on that.

DISCOUNT TICKETS: If you are local in Utah and want to ride The North Pole Express I have a discount for you!! $5 off coach tickets on December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 Call 435-654-5601 and use the secret code: Utah Bloggers then Dear Lizzy.
Go during the day so you can see out the window the whole ride or at least at 5, like we did, so you can see out the window the first half.

23 comments:

Rosie said...

We were on the North Pole on Monday as well! My little 6 year old totally loved it! He looked out the window across Deer Creek Resevoir and said "look at the lights Mom, that's the Elves Village" I melted into a big puddle right there!!

I so missed being inspired by all of you at Spark 2 this year. Hope there will be a 3!

Sara Ancich said...

Magical pictures.

Laurie said...

What sweet photos! Sound like it was fun, Avery's face talking to Santa is just precious...

Julie said...

Wow - that's one of the coolest things! Wish we had one here.

Sheila said...

Pure Christmas Magic! I hope she remembers it always. What did she think about it? What was her favorite part?

Julie said...

Such a very precious time for your family. Thanks so much for sharing as it really gives you the sense of what the magic of Christmas is all about. Seen thru the eyes of your children.

chari-o said...

I can totally imagine the girls, especially Avery, on the train...Just soaking it all in. Both of them are so sweet!

Ann Marie said...

Personally I'm loving the fact that you can show up for something in your cozy pajamas ..... works for me!

Lora Oliver said...

I love this post and those pictures almost made me cry! They are wonderful. I, too, am a HUGE fan of Polar Express and Santa. These will make a fabulous LO.

Johansen Family said...

Thise pictures are so sweet! What a great memory for your girls!

Asha said...

We have one where we live and it's so much fun. We did it this year again but ours was at night and the pictures came out not great. We get actual gold tickets and the conductor hole punches them. Fun.

Karmele said...

Adorable pics!!!

Jane said...

What MEMORIES! My kids and I LOVE LOVE the Polar Express! I cry every time! I can STILL hear the bells!!!!

Libby said...

What a wonderful event for you and your family! Great photos and memories to share.

elsie said...

lovely pictures, what a fun Christmastime activity! wish I lived nearby!! xo

TeachingInHeels said...

I just heard about this a few weeks ago. It is such a wonderful holiday treat for the little ones.

Hope you, little baby Lola and the family are doing well...

elenagrace said...

Miracle on 34th street??? :)
The black and white photo is a classic!

I love that they truly BELIEVE!!
so sweet!

Merry Christmas

Mayara said...

querida Lizzy, sou mayara, moro no Brazil. A algum tempo encontrei seu blog e desde então todos os dias nao deixo de ver.
Suas criações são lindas, textos muito agradaveis de ler e fotos maravilhosas. Parabens pela familia linda e pela chegada da pequena LOLA.

dear Lizzy, I'm Mayara, I live in Brazil. At some time I found your blog and since then every day I still see.
His creations are beautiful, very pleasant to read text and wonderful photos. Congratulations for the beautiful family and the arrival of little Lola.

Ants said...

Your daughters (and whole family) is too cute.

Anonymous said...

It's those moments when you see the magic in your childrens eyes, that makes your heart soar and smile...along with the cookie crumbs! Each time I see pictures of your sweet family, I just smile and remember those very moments I had with my girls & boys. Thanks for making me smile Lizzy & Collin.

Oleg said...

Это ваша дочка?

letter {A} studio said...

It's so fun that you took your girls on the Polar Express! We are taking our kids for the first time this year (in Williams, AZ) and I hear that it's nothing short of pure magic. We can't wait to see Santa!

Michelle said...

Oh Liz this is so cool!!! It is pure magic like someone said!!! I wish they had this by me. We were going to go see the Santa train, but there was a blizzard.. and 2 ft. of snow. We didn't go anywhere. Beautiful photos!! Your new little one is adorable!!