North Pole Express 2013

Back in August I saw a post go up on Facebook for the Essex Steam Train North Pole Express tickets. They’d only been on sale for like 20 minutes and the page was blowing up with people who couldn’t get on the specific train they wanted because they were already sold out. So I made a snap judgement, crossed my fingers that my husband would get first-half leave, and threw down a bunch of dollars for four tickets.

I would recommend it. Maybe not for a 3 year old, although Caroline loved it, but definitely for kids a little older who still believe in Santa. It was pretty magical, especially when our elf (every train car gets their own elf) found out it was Caroline’s birthday and had everyone sing Happy Birthday to her. I only managed to choke back about 85% of my tears, because magic.

And now here are a bazillion pictures:

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Matching pajamas because I win at parenting

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Snack before we board

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THESE FACES.

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TOTALLY WORTH THE TICKET PRICE

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Looking at the North Pole

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Dancing in the aisles

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I wasn’t sure we were ever going to get Caroline off the train – she LOVED her elf

Merry, merry Christmas to my Christmas-celebrating friends! I hope you all have a lovely holiday full of magic and family and memories and cookies.

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5 Responses to “North Pole Express 2013”

  1. Raincheckmom says:

    Magical!!!
    Now I’m shedding Christmas tears…

  2. Sarah says:

    OMG, the matching jammies! Want. Where did you find those? And TFT huggy pic is pretty much the direst ever. I love your kids.
    Sarah recently posted… Our Week in iPhone Photos: 12/15-12/21

  3. Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens says:

    Matching jammies for the win. :)

  4. Susan says:

    I love the love your children have for each other. I read a research report once that linked the relationship siblings had as adults back to the love shared as children. Your children will be friends for life! What a wonderful gift you’ve given them by fostering that love now.

  5. Christa says:

    I’m super psyched to do this… in about two-three years when I’m not going to have to bring a baby along.
    Christa recently posted… A Bloggy Christmas Card from Us to You

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