Thursday, November 27, 2008

On Thankfulness...

This past weekend we went on a family trip to experience "The Polar Express" at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ.  The popular Christmas story is recreated including: singing waiters, cookies and hot chocolate, a bizillion kids and parents in their pajamas, a train ride to the North Pole and a visit from Santa who gives each child a gift of a reindeer bell. 

We also visited Sedona, AZ on the way and on Monday we toured Sunset Crater National Monument and Wupatki (early Indian dwelling ruins). We hiked on volcanic cinder cones and lava fields. We explored incredible dwellings with artifacts and pottery from the 1100's.  

On the drive home I asked everyone to share their favorite thing on the trip that they were most thankful for:

Lil' Expert (8 year old) was most thankful for the hike we did to the volcano crater. 

Brown-eyed girl (3 year old) was most thankful for her bell she received from Santa.

Lil' Red (1 year old) was most thankful to dance with the singing waitresses on the train trip.  

Big Expert (Daddy) liked checking out the Indian dwellings.  

I (mommy) was happy to be away from home for a couple of days and enjoy the family time.  

and last but not least... 

Storytellin' Boy (5 year old) was most thankful for getting to jump on the beds in our hotel room.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family

StorytellinMama and the Gang

*Photos from our trip to come in future posts.


Joyce said...

Wow! The entire trip sounds just wonderful. There was something special for each member of the family to tuck away into their heart treasures. :)

Momisodes said...

What a fun time! One of my favorite things about family trips was jumping on hotel beds :)

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving

The Wine Commonsewer said...

From I ain't thankful for nothin' to jumping on the hotel beds

Me and the kids are falling off the beds LOL.

Elle said...

sounds like a great trip - so glad you could go and all enjoy the many experiences and sights.

CC said...

That looks like so much fun!!!! My son would love to take a trip like that. Maybe one day... ;)