Sunday, December 16, 2012

All Aboard...

So like I've said before Tucker Loves trains!  The local railroad museum in town does a Christmas event called "The North Pole Express."  I first heard about this event last year and thought it sounded fun, so I made a little mental note to remember it for this year.  I called around the first of October and the event had already sold out!  I added our name to the waiting list, a little disappointed.  Surprisingly, they opened up a few extra cars and we were able to get tickets!  I was SO excited to take on Saturday night we made our way to board the North Pole Express.

We arrived pretty early, so Dustin was able to do a little photo session of our boy surrounded by his beloved "chop choos".


Tucker dressed in his Christmas PJ's along with all the other kiddos for The North Pole Express.  We boarded the train and took about a 20 minute ride to the North Pole.  The lights were dimmed on the train for the ride to the North Pole and Tucker held his own little candy cane glow stick while the story of the Polar Express played aloud.  Once we arrived at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus were there waiting.  They then boarded the train with us and made their way to visit all the passengers.  Santa's Elves also passed out cookies, chocolate milk, a santa key, and a train ornament to all the passengers while we waited :) 

Needless to say, our Tucker boy was not a fan of the Claus Family this you can tell from the pictures.  Once he was back in my arms though, he did want to touch Santa's beard!  Who can blame him is a pretty scary thing when you are his age to be handed to strangers like this in funny costumes with lots of facial hair!

Overall, it was great trip and Tucker enjoyed riding the "choo choo".  I am thankful for all of these fun holiday memories we are making as a excited for many more :)