The kids were just a little bit excited before we left ;-)
So far this winter has been really mild and warm, but today (of course) was the first COLD and WINDY day. That kind of weather goes with the Polar Express well enough, but we had to park a ways away and wait outside for a shuttle so that brought out spirits down a bit. These Southern kids just aren't used to the cold! Once we got on the train things perked right back up.
Asher wants to know the exact plan for everything, so he kept asking if we were going to the REAL north pole or if this was just pretend. We hate to crush his 6 year old-ness, but also don't want to lie to him, so we compromised by explaining that it was a real train ride, but that we wouldn't see the actual North Pole this time.
He was ok with that. :-)
Hadley, meanwhile, was completely worn out just getting on board and conked out a few minutes into the ride. Bless her heart!
We had hot cocoa and cookies, then Santa came by to visit everyone. Hadley was awake by this point, but wanted nothing to do with the big guy. Asher was excited though!
H stuck with this big guy instead. :-)
Such a fun start to the Christmas week!