The main reason for this mini-vacation was to take the girls on a trip to the North Pole aboard the Polar Express. So, Saturday we left Scottsdale and drove to Williams, AZ (about 2 hours away).
We tried to get the girls to pose together by the railway sign:
We had a dinner buffet before the train and a breakfast buffet after. It was yummy and well worth the cost.
Grandma and Grandpa had sent new jammies for all the kids to wear! Don't they look cute all together?
We were so lucky to be together and to occupy 4 benches so the kids could move around a bit as they pleased.
Harper had a good time. She obviously didn't understand the train part, story, or Santa. But she just likes being with her cousins. And she LOVED the cookies.
Shyla spent the majority of the ride to the North Pole looking for it out the window.
O.M.G. My girls hugging across the bench!
Me and Stevie - with no kids on our laps. Weird.
Santa came and gave each child a bell. Harper tried, repeatedly, to eat hers. Shyla wanted a candy cane instead.
Sunday morning, after breakfast and a Western Gun-Fight that the girls were both indifferent to, we packed up for the 4.5 hour drive home.
Overall it was a great trip. We enjoyed the Polar Express and think we will do it again in a few years.
PS - aren't these just the cutest feet you've ever seen?