So on December 1, on the tenth anniversary of Frank's passing, my mom brought all of her kids and all of her grandchildren to go on The Polar Express!!! It seemed appropriate for us all to be together and talking about what Frank would be saying/thinking about all these ladies!
Before the big event, I let Scarlett watch the movie a few times because she wasn't familiar with the story and the book is just a bit too long. By the time it was time to go, she was all pumped up to go to the North Pole!
It was a really great experience for all the little ones, but I think Camdyn, 9, was a little too old. They literally drove the train down the railway, stopped and said, "There's the North Pole," then drove back. It was a total of one hour and pretty torturous for the adults, but the excitement on the kids' faces made it all worth it, cheesy as it sounds!
There was Christmas music playing after they finished reading The Polar Express and they served hot cocoa! Santa even came along for a ride on the way back! Perfect!
Of course, I have millions of pictures!
|All of us!|
|Blurry, but all of us!|
|SANTA! ('s biscuits!)|
|Love their faces!|
|One side of the train: Scarlett, me, Max, Poppy! (Sorry Clunies!)|
|The other side: Molly, Alyssa, Mum, Camdyn|
|An outside view of the train!|