Connor is so into trains and we knew he would probably enjoy riding on one. The perfect opportunity came when our friends, the MacAskill's, invited us to go to Durango with them and ride the "Polar Express." If you don't know what that is, there is a famous children's book called "The Polar Express" and many of the small towns with a train do themed rides during the Christmas season that follow the book.
As you can imagine, it was a little crazy, with hundreds of kids and their parents all waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for the train to arrive, but overall it was super fun and Connor LOVED seeing the choo-choo so up close. It is a memory we will always cherish.
It was also fun to be in Durango. I have soooo many pictures I want to share that I am going to have to do them in sections:) I hope you enjoy, and that you and your family are having as much fun as we are getting in the Spirit of Christmas!!!
On our way to Durango, snuggling with blankies.
At the train station.
Connor and Chris, waiting for the train.
The MacAskill family!
Connor on the train!
Santa, giving out jingle bells.
Connor and his reaction to Santa. He would not
even look in Santa's direction!!
Mommy and Connor on the train.
Connor being silly at the hotel with the ice bucket
We went to the Parade of Lights this weekend with our friends Tony, Nicole, and Ella. It was so fun... not too cold and the kids LOVED it! We were all bundled and drank hot apple cider; a perfect holiday outing:)
We recently found out that Chris's freshman college roommate, and his wife and son, live right here in our little town! Small world! And their little guy, Nick, is just a month younger than Connor! We've been able to get together with them a few times which has been great. Nick and Connor are truly two peas in a pod. We were so happy to find another little boy who is as wild and crazy and busy and silly as Connor. They play so well together and really wear each other out!! Here they are at the Olive Garden...
Connor, tasting crayon...
And the huge mess they left. The picture does it no justice!
We had a very quiet Thanksgiving this year at our house. Some friends came over and I made my first turkey! It was ok, but I think we both missed the big family celebrations, and oh ya, having our Mom's do all the work... maybe next year:)
Me and Christopher...
Here it is. The turkey turned out quite well if I might say so myself;)
My husband and I have been married for seven years. We have an amazing little boy who is three and a sweet baby girl, she just turned one. You will notice I refer to them as The Boy (or C) and Baby Girl in my blog:) We live in Western Colorado. My husband is a Physical Therapist and I get to be home with our kids. We thank God for His blessings on our lives every day!