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Polar Express

Last night was Polar Express at our Historic Railpark. Basically, they partner with the library to give the kids a chance to hear the story while sitting on a train wearing Christmas pajamas like in the movie. For Eli it was a dream come true!

The above pictures were taken as we were going into the depot. Once inside there were toys trains, cookies, and "conductors" to entertain the kidos while they waited.

Eli talked about going to the "choo-choo" all day long. So, I loved his reaction when we finally got on the train...CLASSIC!! He's thinking "Are you kidding me?!"

Here's our little family waiting to hear the Christmas story.

Eli was so proud of his tickets.

Eli's behavior was drastically better than last year. He sat and listened like such a big boy. I think it may have been because I threatened him with not going to Chick-fil-A if he was bad.

One funny thing did happen. The man reading the book was dressed in a festive Christmas sweater, and was a little full around the middle. Sadly Eli started yelling, " It's Santa Clause. Look, Santa." Haha! I think I turned ten shades of red!

Luckily, the real Santa made an appearance. Of course Eli jumped right up in his lap and started rattling off his wish list. I blesses my heart to see him so excited about Christmas!

This was our last picture before heading to Chick-fil-A to exchange gifts with the Adkins family. I thought the conductors looked so cute, and added a festive feel to the evening.

I don't if you can see it, but Eli is holding a bell in this picture. I think he actually comprehended part of the story because the whole way to dinner he kept saying, "Momma, hear it? Eli still hears it." BE STILL MY just keep believing baby!!

For dinner we headed to Chick-fil-A to exchange gifts. The boys always eat well there, plus they wear themselves out a win win for everyone!


  1. That looks like it was SO much fun!! We are taking little bitty to Chattanooga this weekend to visit the Choo-Choo and the elf workshop. I'm SOOOO excited!! Christmas is so magical! xoxo Brooke


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