Saturday, December 19, 2009

Polar Express PJ Day

A day of highs and lows -

The day started with the children being greeted to the room looking a little " different". We had the two long tables end to end and chairs on either side. Like a train... ( follow me here.. )

On the table was a ticket to ride the Polar Express for each child. Once every one was here we started the movie on the wall from our LCD projector screen. The children sat on their train as they watched. When the scene started with the conductor punching tickets, our very own conductor arrived from upstairs ( Randy ) and punched the kids tickets. They were so excited and though the knew it was Randy.. the played along.

Movie restarts- plays to the hot chocolate scene:

Here comes Randy again dressed tapping his toes and singing "Hot Hot Hot Chocolate." In his hand was a tray filled with little cups of hot chocolate. Since we had not had breakfast we paused a but then to enjoy waffles , strawberries and whipped topping. YUM!

Movie Restarts to Reindeer Scene:

We made those awesome reindeer with our hands! We baked reindeer cookies and played the Reindeer hokey pokey. Randy also sat them in the dining room floor and sang Christmas songs with them and talk to them about guitars and mandolins.

Movie restarts to Ice Scene:

Ice skating with wax paper!

Movie restarts to end!

It was awesome to hear the kids cheer when the little boy was able to grab the train and get on and when Santa came on. Oh the innocence.

I took several videos.. for you to enjoy.

The highs were so high. The lows were so low. As soon as we got the children down for a rest the phone rang. My dad had a heart ache and passed away . I have great memories to hold to of my dad. He was a good man. I am sure he is in Heaven and preparing Christmas with our Father.

See you January 4th.


  1. It looks like you two put on a wonderful day for the kids.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Ms. Debbie my prayers and thoughts are with you as I know you are grieving the loss of your dad, may God give you strength and peace as only He can during this time.

    Looks like the kids had a great PJ day, I'll be chatting with you again soon.

    Merry Christmas

  3. Thanks for those precious pictures of the children - what a great day you all had and how much planning and work it must have been!

    I too want to express my thoughts regarding the loss of your dad. I lost my dad two years ago and there are times when something little makes me feel sad about not having him here anymore. But I know he is up in heaven and knowing my dad, he is right there hoping to have the chance to shake your dad's hand. I am sorry for you loss.

  4. Whitlee is still talking about Pajama Day. Thanks for working so hard to allow her to make beautiful memories with you guys.

  5. Ms Debbie,
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. How hard that must have been for you. You are in my thoughts.

    The kids did look like they had fun that day, and Randy fits the part of the conductor like no one else!! Great Job!!