Thursday, December 23, 2010

What is it about Christmas and Trains?

I was just wondering how trains got to be part of the Christmas tradition. Is it because of books like the Polar Express? Or did a model trainset used to be the most wished-for toy of children everywhere? Anyway, at Jerry's work Christmas party recently there was a cute train for the kids to ride. The operator seriously was insisting Lo Lo ride all by himself--um, he would climb out the window in about 2 seconds. Finally she consented to let me ride, but seemed pretty concerned about my weight. heh.
Lo Lo is wearing the Santa hat given him by his Hong Kong Grandma. And also note the ball in his hands, which he kept stealing from friend Claire. The kids all got to pick toys, and Lo Lo really wanted to pick a ball, but we forced him to choose something different because we already have 10 balls at home. I kind of felt guilty about it after seeing how much he wanted Claire's ball!

And here I am sneaking in some more Hong Kong trip photos--bwa ha ha--and you thought I was done! Ocean Park has a train ride for the kids. While we stood in line for it, Lo got pretty excited. He tried to climb through the fence to go jump on board the train before it was our turn.


When we finally got to ride it, he seemed to enjoy himself. Thanks Henry for having the awesome camera that could take these photos--it was actually totally dark and after sundown, but somehow the lights from the ride and other park street lamps were sufficient for the camera to pick up some great color!



When we made him get out of the train, that Lo was pretty sad and threw a mini tantrum wanting to ride again. If the line wasn't so long we might have tried it...but it will be good to leave something to look forward to for the next trip.





6 comments:

Becca said...

You got me thinking- What do trains have to do with Christmas- so I looked up some sites. I liked this article on it better than any others I found with a super quick search.
http://www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/trains_n_christmas/trains_n_christmas.htm
VERY CUTE pics and Merry Christmas!

Valerie said...

Wow, these are magical photos --way cute of Lo Lo and his dad and mum! I can see why my jury duty acquaintance, Joy, who is from Taishan and her husband, Hong Kong, likes Ocean Park better than Disney-Hong Kong. Today, Lillie Peery took her children on the Polar Express ride up at Horseshoe Bend!

Valerie said...

Just noticed your Chinese jacket --very nice!

Garylism's Blog said...

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Garylism's Blog said...

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Valerie said...

Nice article, Becca!