Aleck is absolutely fascinated with trains. His favorite show right now is The Polar Express. A couple of weeks ago, we went to Grapevine to ride the North Pole Express. Before boarding the train, we sang Christmas carols. During the train ride, Santa walked through our car wishing all the kids a Merry Christmas. Aleck wasn't too sure what to think about Santa, but at least he didn't cry. We had a great time and this may become a holiday tradition.
Last week, Tom and Aleck rode a small train that went around Grapevine Mills Mall. Aleck had a blast and kept waving his ticket in the air and yelling "my ticket" to the conductor telling him he needed to punch his ticket, like they do in the movie Polar Express. He yelled "all aboard" when it was time to start the ride. In the middle of the ride, Aleck jumped up and yelled, "I've got to stop the train", just like the little boy on the Polar Express.
Aleck, your zest for life is contagious and I am so blessed to see life through your eyes. I love you, little man.