Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santa Train



We had the best day ever. It started out by us surprising the kids. We have been telling them we were going to ride the Cogg Railroad up to Pikes Peak. It's a fun old-time railroad train that climbs up through the mountain and takes you to the top of the highest mountain in Colorado. That would be fun in itself, but what we didn't tell them was that it was a special "Santa Train", in that we didn't go all the way to the top. When we boarded the train, we were joined by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and tons of "Elves". We stopped about halfway up, got out at this nice clearing, and had some hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and his elves. Mrs. Claus was a bit delayed, so she wasn't in our family picture, but we got some pictures with her later when she sat down with us on our way back down the mountain.


It was so fun. There was lots of singing of Christmas songs, coloring, prizes, and as many pictures as you could take. What a great day.




(Keaton took this picture of us on the way down the mountain.)


But the fun didn't end there. After the train ride, we drove up into the mountains and cut down our own Christmas Tree! Well, Heath and the boys did. The girls stayed in the van because Kamy got carsick on the way and her clothes were all yucky and wet, and she didn't want to go out in the cold. So we sat in the smelly van for about an hour as the boys scouted out the perfect tree for us to have this year.

Nevertheless, we all had a great time. When we got home, we made dinner and then decorated the tree.



She still gives the best hugs in the world!

10 comments:

TheTennesseeWilliams said...

Ooooh thats so much fun! Wish they had something like that here for us to do, my kids would freak!

Julee said...

Wow, what a fabulous day. A real memory maker!

Sharon said...

i'm kinda jeleous na, that sounds like tons of fun. i love santas little smile- he's cute! and the kiddos look awesome just looking at im. really cute, and what a fun day!

kdaygirl said...

What a great fun time... Santa looks like he had fun too. Poor Kamyren, being carsick is no fun. Love all the pics!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderfull day!!
Love the pix!!

BrittanyLane said...

So how did you find the REAL Santa? That's either him, or a dang good helper...

Jenni said...

What a fun day!!! Lots of cute pics all around!!

Kim Watson said...

What a lot of fun! The kids will remember this outing for ever....cocoa & cookies with Santa...boy they must be talking about nothing else right now?
I LOVE the photo of Heath & Kamy...the depth of field though the tree branch is amazing!!

We are hoping to put our tree up next weekend when Cas comes for the Christmas hols. I am hoping to get pic's I can post then.
Hope you are all well & settled nicely into the new house.

I wanted to ask, if you ever heard from the wicked witch & her monkey's ever again? :o) :o)
Hugs to you all!
X

Rebekah said...

that looks like so much fun!!!I love the tree, and the santa looks so real. The only thing I would have to beg to differ is George giving the best hugs. I think Kristen would out hug her. In my opinion. :)

I'm Always Rite said...

Puking aside... What a fantastic day! :)