This Christmas we took Brook to East Texas to ride on the Polar Express. She loves trains so we knew she would have fun. We made the 2.5 hour drive and she did great! On the way there we stopped at Bucee's to use the restroom and grab some snacks! This was Brook's first time to go to Bucee's so of course I had to take a pic! Brook picked out her favorite snack.......beef jerky. On the drive up we sang songs, ate beef jerky and played babies.
We got to Palestine early so we shopped and then checked into our hotel room early and just lounged around for a while. Our ride was not until 8:15 so we had time to kill! She kept asking us when she was going to get to ride the train and we kept telling her not until it was dark outside. Here she is with her daddy checking out the window to see if it was dark yet.
Finally it was time to go! Here we are waiting outside the train depot for the train. Once she heard the train whistle blow she kind of got scared. She would not take her hands off her ears.
Once we were on the train she started to get a little more comfortable. The story came on and then we got our hot chocolate and cookies. She was in shock when we pulled up to the North Pole and saw Santa outside of his house. She just started screamin "water babies, black booty, water babies, black booty." It was so cute. She totally thought Santa could hear her. And then Santa got on the train with us and she was sooooo excited......until he came to take a pic with her! She liked the elf much better!