Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Tradition!

In the last few years, every Christmastime we've created the tradition of our kids putting together Gingerbread House kits with the family. This year, I opted to try for a Train instead. My son, being almost 18 and unenthusiastic, went to bed. Spoilsport! My daughter and I then proceeded to make The Christmas Train. Or, as my daughter dubbed it, the "S.S. Cow Killer".

Here's us figuring out where all the pieces go. We have the caboose already "glued" together and setting up, some Christmas ribbon holding it together.

Next we put together the main part of the Engine. Later we realized we used the wrong sides for it, and it's short, but that's okay because we decided this is a train for Santa's elves, so it needs to be smaller.

 Getting the Engine roof decorated.

Working on all the decorations, now that we let the main parts set up a bit.

 The back of the caboose. NO COWS ALLOWED!

The completed train! Complete with the cow it hit on the way to the North Pole.

I had to explain to Megan what a "cow catcher" on a train was for, it seemed only fitting we make use of it. Merry Christmas all!

ps. no actual cows were harmed in the making of this.