Oh my goodness, December was a crazy month. We had some riled up hyper boys! A few months ago, I booked tickets on the Heber City, North Pole Express. It’s a train that takes people to the North Pole. I bought tickets for December 21st, Ledger’s last day of school before break began, and we kept it a secret from the boys.The night before, I gave the kids our annual Christmas book, this year it was, The Polar Express. We read it, and traced the kids hands in the front cover and wrote their ages, (This is a fun tradition if you are looking for one). It was a hit with the boys.
The next night, we put the boys in pj’s and told them to jump in the car because we had a surprise for them. Ledger kept trying to guess where we were headed the entire drive, and when we finally arrived, and explained what we were about to do, the boys were ecstatic! Celebrating holidays with kids is literally one of the best things in life.
We climbed on board the train, where there were elves and a hot cocoa chef waiting for us. We sang songs and answered riddles with everyone on the train car. We were served hot cocoa and cookies from Mrs. Clause. When the train pulled up to the North Pole, and the boys saw Santa waving at them, they literally started screaming! Oh, it was magical! Santa came on board and gave everyone a bell, (Just like the book) and the boys were star struck.
It was the perfect way to kickoff Christmas break! The boys are still talking about.