This is a very popular Northwest tradition. I am guessing most people start this tradition in better weather. For us, it was pouring rain on us the entire time. It was also pretty windy. Oh...and cold. Shaundar and I were pretty miserable.
But Desi had a blast. Here's some pics of him and his buds.
This picture was actually taken BEFORE the trainride.
Did I mention the crappy weather?
The boys downing some hot chocolate. Daddy was drinking Irish Coffee.
Santa came off as a total genius. Desi told him he wanted "Cars." Santa said, "You mean, like Lightning McQueen and Mader?" Desi was like, "OMG...TOTALLY like Lightning McQueen and Mader!"
After sitting on Santa's lap, Desi saw this stuffed Santa. He went running back to the big Santa to announce, "That's you, Santa!" Just in case Santa didn't notice the stuffed object in the corner looked remarkably similar.
Santa handed out candy canes after we boarded the train for the ride home.
We tried to get a picture of the kids in their Christmas sweaters, but they were too busy watching Elf.