Saturday, December 8, 2012

Santa Train 2012

We boarded the VRE Santa Train this year with a lot of excitement and anticipation.  Would Santa be the driver?  Would Santa have already received the letters and know what they each wanted for Christmas morning?  Was this really Santa or a Santa helper because Santa was actually making toys and traveling from the North Pole?  Non-stop chatter and questions and general train noises and horn tooting occurred.  So we did what any good parents would do to get a little peace and quiet, we fed them.  They loved having a train picnic lunch and gobbled it all up in no time.  Then the train started moving and this was all we saw....
The boys were in heaven and Sweet Pea kept saying "Santa Train whoo whoo" over and over.  An "elf" came through and passed out candy canes which the kids promptly turned over to me because they have corn in them (with no complaining, they are just used to it at this point) and another elf brought paper train conductor hats, crayons and coloring books.  The hats they put on, the coloring stuff they handed to me and started staring back out the window. 

Then Santa started coming through our train.  You could feel the excitement rolling off of all 3 kids.  It was contagious.  For a few moments, I felt like Santa was coming to ask me what I wanted for Christmas. 

Sweet Pea started saying "All done Santa" over and over the closer he came to her so I passed her off to Papa Bear so that she didn't cry and just focused on the boys.
Little Man quickly told Santa that he wanted a nerf gun and Mrs. Claus, bless her heart, said "Oh Jackson, Santa knows all about your nerf gun".  Then Peanut in his loud Peanut voice announced that he wanted to Mickey Mouse Rocket Ship.  Santa understood exactly what he said and repeated it back to him saying "Oh Logan, you want a rocket ship"  Peanut then said. "Yes, I love you Santa".  My heart melted into a mushy pile of goo at hearing my boy speak his wants so very clearly to Santa.  They took pictures and the boys went back to looking out the window.
Sweet Pea Santa Style

Little Man kept pretending to take tickets and be the conductor

Stuffing his mouth, but we can pretend he is blowing kisses


We sat at the back of the train car and Peanut enjoyed opening and closing the joining door.  His door obsession continues.

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