Friday, December 29, 2017

The Polar Express 2017

The Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Hampton house this year and we took full advantage of every bit of it! The Polar Express is something we always look forward to, and this year we decided to get everyone in on the fun- all three sets of grandparents, my sister and Lucy. We were just missing Hank's sister and her wife, but maybe next year! The Polar Express runs out of Williams, which is about an hour and a half drive from our house. Our family's ranch is up that way, so we made a weekend out of it. There wasn't any snow yet (sad!), but it still felt SO Christmas-y and special.

I'm pretty sure there are Polar Express trains all over the country, so if you're interested definitely check it out where you are. The one here follows lots of details in the book, and they also do a reading of the book on the train, so bringing your own copy is key. The whole experience is so special, and each year it's just as fun because the kids love it so much. I sometimes think about the fact that Henry is 7- I'm not sure how many more "magic" years we have, so I'll take all I can get. 

Another thing I wanted to include in this post is a bit about how we travel with Olive. I get a ton of questions about the items we use and love, so I snapped a few photos at the ranch to share. We always take along our 4moms Breeze (see photos below!)- it's the very best portable crib/pack-n-play we've used over the past 7 years and literally a "breeze" to travel with, open and close, etc. I shared a post about it with a very tiny Charlie here, and I highly recommend it for every parent. You can use it in the beginning thanks to the bassinet feature, and then later for all sorts of things- for containing a moving baby while you cook dinner, sleeping away from home...the list goes on. Check it out here- it's well worth it in my opinion and something that will totally hold up kid after kid.

We also always bring our Owlet with us, and we've found this GoPro case to be perfect for traveling with it. It's a hard case and perfectly holds the Owlet sock, cords, and everything else, as well as our monitor and our travel white noise machine (a must-have!). I have a baby product update coming soon, and I'll be including more on the Owlet there too, so let me know if you have any questions.


My hat (Topshop sold out- similar here)
My thermal top (love this so much)
My jacket
My jeans (BEST ever)
Olive's hat (sold out but from Zara)
Baby carrier

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