Monday, December 31, 2012

Trimming the tree and decking the halls!



Larry's produce tree!

On our way home from Reno, we stopped by Larry's to pick up our 2012 tree! We don't mess around anymore ;). It was crowded and trees were flying onto roofs, but I jumped on one as they started to hang it and knew it would be symmetrical by the way it was wrapped up. Done! The kids and I took a creepy picture, and we were off!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Polar Express, Part 2

The train was in the mountains, and was super fun! There were decorations galore, Christmas music, a ton of families, and so much Christmas cheer!! The train ride is based in the book, the polar express (and have you seem the movie with Tom hanks?) including hot chocolate an dcookies, singing, and a personal visit with Santa himself! Forgive my awful photos:


Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Polar Express, Part 1

We got tickets to the polar express in Carson City, Nevada this year! I'm pretty sure we purchased the tickets on a 100+* day over the summer - it seemed so early for a Christmas event, but spaces on the trains were already super limited! As a Christmas present for my folks, we got two more for them and made hotel reservations for the weekend. We stayed in Reno (do you know how much jack loves Reno?!? Restaurants! Arcades! Site-seeing! Casino breakfasts!). Add in a train ride to see Santa, and it promised to be a great time :).
Staying in a hotel is always a tad fun and a tad scary - I'm always worried about how the kids will sleep.
They did so well this trip!
We are super sanitary - maddy on the floor with jack's rain boots.
Check out her first little pair of jeans!
So happy!
We snuggled up in our footed pajamas and took the drive out to see Santa: