Ever since I first heard about the “Polar Express Train” out of Grapevine, TX (the Christmas Capitol of Texas)…I dreamed about the day I could take my own children. This was waaaay before I was even pregnant!
I love love LOOOOOOVE the Polar Express and the quads have fallen in LOVE with the movie as well. We watch it at least once every other day (if not every day!)…so I knew they would get a huge kick out of this amazing experience.
Here is a little bit about it~
The children dress up in their warm pajamas… (S, B, A, E)
…and take a train ride on a vintage locomotive choo choo. (Joe and Ethan)
It was SOOOOOO awesome!
Here are pics from OUR 1st adventure on the magical North Pole Express:
Leaving our house in our jammies! (S, B, A, E)
Waiting for our train at the Christmas park!
In line for the Christmas show with Papa and Granna who came along for the ride…literally! (Ben, Ethan, Andrew, Savannah)
Chatting with one of Santa’s helpers
Waiting for the show to start…(A, S, E, B)
(Papa and Drew)
Can you find 3 of the 4 quads? (Ben is not big on public singing)
“ALL ABOAAAAAARD!” (Ben & Ethan climbing aboard)
Welcome to the North Pole Express! This was our jolly ‘ole conductor. (A, B, S, E)
Papa and Granna~ looking quite festive!
Little Miss Priss cannot contain her excitement!
Such a blast getting to experience this with the kids!..especially at this age where Christmas is such an exciting time!
Our train ride was PERFECT! We were scheduled for 4:30pm. Just enough light to be able to see outside as we left the station…
A gorgeous sunset…(notice Ethan sneaking in?)
and sparkling Christmas lights outside as we returned. (Ethan)
Oh yes---and we had a very special guest on board! “Look who’s coming, Savi!!!”
Our kids have NEVER met Santa…sad, right? Never done the Santa’s lap pics. (for my obsessive fear of germs with preemies). So we weren’t quite sure how they would react…
but they were mesmerized and greeted him with a friendly “Hello, Santa!”
“Daddy, daddy! I told Santa that I wanted a baby sister for Christmas!” (Sorry Sav, a baby-DOLL will have to suffice…that train has “left the station” if you know what I mean…heh heh)
Smiles all around…(me and Drew)
…don’t think these grins could be any bigger!
We returned to the beautiful Christmas lights at the train station (and the COOOOOOOLD winter’s night) B, A, E, S
Next: we bundled up, enjoyed making some ornament crafts, ate our weight in funnel cake, had some hot cocoa (of course!), and jumped in the bounce house until we couldn’t feel our feet.
The kids wanted a picture in front of one of the trains before we left. (S, B, E, A)
Seriously, one of the best nights as a family that we’ve ever had!
Hope your holiday season has been nothing short of magical so far! And if you live in Texas---you should DEFINITELY make your own family memories at the North Pole Express! Worth every penny.