Around Christmas time Mike and I always try to do some of the same things every year. Typically we always go to NYC to see the tree, we also go to Turtle Back Zoo to see the lights. This year however we didn’t do either of those things and to be honest I missed doing them. I told Mike that I want to make sure moving forward we do go yearly because I missed it so much.
While we did not do those things we did do some new things. The first new thing we did was take a ride on The Polar Express. I snagged the tickets back in June for us and the Mama Tribe! Crazy how far in advance you have to get them. I was looking forward to this as I have heard such good things about it but if I am being honest I was not impressed with it. Of course all the kids had a good time and that is all that matters!
Mike and I both said that while we are glad that we did it this past year moving forward we probably won’t do it again.
Another thing we did this year for the first time was go to Storybook Land. I had snagged tickets for that when they were running a buy one get one sale and we decided to check out their Christmas Lights Spectacular and it was great! Mike and I both said that we want to do that again! The girls got to go on some rides and we all went on the train that went around the park together. #babybigtruck even went on her first rollercoaster ride with Mike.
The final new thing we managed to sneak in was going on the North Pole Express and we LOVED it. Mom snagged tickets for this for all of us and sadly she had a medical emergency and wasn’t able to make it. Ray however did get to go with us and he even enjoyed himself. The girls even enjoyed seeing Santa and Mrs. Clause which was a HUGE improvement from early in the season when we went to see Santa at the mall.
So again while we didn’t do the traditional things we usually do we did enjoy the new things we tried and we will probably continue to do Storybook Land and the North Pole Express this year along with going to NYC.