Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Polar Express

I know of the book.  And the movie.  But, now so many towns are doing a Polar Express for kids and families.  Such a neat idea.  Some are through the local park districts, but the one we did is for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and raised funds for the local one (Will County).

We watched the movie on Friday night to get ready and surprised the older girls with a special trip on Saturday morning.  My parents got tickets for all four kids and the four adults, but since Rowena and Charlie were still sick, Grammie stayed home with them.

We started at the local train station.  We arrived an hour or so before departure and participated in the fun activities there...

Face Painting

Mini Golf and Ring Toss


Enjoying the Harris Lion, Hot Cocoa and the local train organization's hats

Then we boarded the train...

The elves read the book The Polar Express

And we sang Christmas carols and received chocolate coins

When we arrived at the North Pole we went for lunch

And saw Santa

Then went to Santa's Workshop (the Fire Department)

And we got to check out the gear, fire trucks, and talk to the firemen about their jobs

Then we headed back toward the train station

And headed back home with more Christmas Carols.

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