Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Train

Last weekend, we took the kids on the Santa train. We did the Santa train last year but it was a different one. The one from last year, was a full sized train, which had hot chocolate, cookies and caroling. It took us to the "North Pole", where Santa came aboard and gave everyone candy canes. It was pretty cool but also pretty far from our house and pricey. This year, we decided to stick to something local. It was a pretty cold night for SoCal but it was fun to get all bundled up, as we don't get to do that often. The train ride was cold since it wasn't enclosed but they drop you off at the North Pole, where hot chocolate, popcorn and Santa awaits. Thank goodness that we had already seen Santa, as the line was really long and Gracie said she didn't want to visit with him again as he already knew what she wanted. Kyle was content because they had popcorn and that's all he cared about. It was a really fun night and I am really loving all the Christmas actitives we have been doing this season. Tomorrow, our Advent activity, has Gracie and I going to see the Nutcracker together, just a girl's day out. It should be a lot of fun and I can't wait to take her to her first ballet as I remember going as a child.

Speaking of Kyle. The poor guy is super sick right now. He has something called bronchiolitis, which makes him have a cough, that sounds like a seal. He has also had a fever since a couple night ago but that seems to have gone away. The little guy has to take 3 breathing treatments a day, until his cough goes away. I pray that it's gone by Monday or Tuesday or the doctor said I I would have to bring him back in. I am hope he gets better quickly as we have a busy week, filled with lots of Christmas things. His voice is also hoarse, so when he talks, he sounds like a little squeaky mouse. I hate seeing my little boy suffer like this, so please send thoughts and prayers our way.






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Family portrait






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The lights looked gorgeous






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Our little train







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Kyle and my sister-in-law


3 comments:

G's Momma said...

Great pix! I'm surprised there was a long line for Santa. I'd not seen that before. Anyway, looks like a good time was had by all.

susan

Karen said...

Love the family picture!

Mom of Three said...

It looks so beautiful! I love the family shot and can't wait to see you in a few days!!