Christmas Train.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last night we went to the Christmas Train at the Irvine Park Railroad. Irvine Park is a regional park near our house that has all kinds of fun stuff for families to do - bike rentals, paddle boat rentals, train rides, pony rides, hiking, etc. We took our family photos last year at Irvine Park.

I also went for a walk around the park and took a trip to the Orange County Zoo (inside the park) with my friend Kim and her daughter, Lily, back in August. But what I most want to do is to go back when it gets warmer and do some of the other activities, especially the bike rental! I'm sure I would regret it immediately because it is probably a lot of work, but doesn't it look so fun??

The event that we went to was the Christmas train that they have during the holidays. I first learned about it when we went to the Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park back in October. They light the whole park with lights and decorate the train and have Christmas-y activities for the kids. When I heard about it, I knew I wanted to go. I bought tickets for the train for last night and when we got there, I was surprised to see it so empty for a Friday. That being said, I didn't complain! We walked right up to quite a few activities including cookie decorating. We were also able to board the train earlier than our allotted time. Overall, it was a fun night! I am a sucker for the beautiful lights and loved seeing the place so festive and decorated.

Mom...who is this guy??? 

Mason actually did pretty good with Santa. It was his second experience with him though I don't think he even knew what was going on last year. He was ok with him at first, look at him confused, look at us confused, and then started crying. I secretly wanted to get a picture of him bawling, sitting on Santa's lap but instead Seth went to get him. #momoftheyear

We had such a good time and hope to see the train and Santa again next year!