Sunday, November 29, 2015

Polar Express Children’s Breakfast

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home NestIt’s a tradition now—my brother and SIL, and my husband and I, take all our grands on a Polar Express or Christmas train ride (depending on who’s sponsoring it), sometime before Christmas. We make a day of it, they wearing their cute plaid pajamas, and the adults may wear a reindeer nose or antlers…all in good fun for our babies.

Typically our chickadees spend the night with us, and we have a special breakfast to kick off the special day.

A couple of years ago UPS came to our door, delivering our very own Polar Express electric train! Mr. CHN had “heard” my heart’s desire :). Now we could start yet another beautiful tradition for our babies—a train for the Christmas tree!

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest

Now that we had the train, the theme for our breakfast was, of course, based on the book, THE POLAR EXPRESS.

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest While the chickadees were snug in their beds, Ata (that’s me!) in her kerchief in her apron was busy setting a magical table for their surprise the following morning! I used a soft, fuzzy blanket as the snow, with thoughts of the trip to the North Pole, through forests and mountains and wildlife. (The mountains and valleys were created with stacks of cookbooks hidden under the deep, deep snow.)

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest The train comes complete with a hobo and his campfire,

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest the conductor and the nameless boy, referred to as “Hero Boy” in reviews and book summaries, and…

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest a silver bell, which I am happy to report we ALL can hear!

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest When I was in high school I traveled to Europe with a group of friends, and one of the highlights was spending a couple of nights in a Swiss chalet in the mountains, where there was snow even though it was summer. It was my first experience with down comforters, which were an absolute necessity! At night we could see the tiny lights in the valley below, and that beautiful scene I believe will forever be etched in my mind. It was that memory that created the scene for our quiet, snowy village where the babies would have their breakfast.

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Conductors need a lantern…

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Baby Love Chickadee had made this “snowflake” ornament, so of course it was included in our snowy scene!

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest The menu consisted of yogurt parfaits, served in the footed holly-and-berries bowls, milk in the bottles Ata decorated and saved from a snowman table (that’s another post, someday…), and yes,

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home NestTRAIN pancakes, with whipped cream steam! (The pancake mold is part of a transportation package from Williams- Sonoma.)

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home NestSleepy travelers will soon be energized by the sugar high and the excitement of our adventure!

 

I hope this Polar Express breakfast inspires you to listen for the bell.

Polar Express Children's Table at Chickadee Home Nest  May you always hear it.

I still believe!

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28 comments:

  1. How special to have a Polar Express train for your little chickadees...magical and I can only imagine the memories they will forever cherish!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Oh Zuni...I just love this whole concept here. What wonderful memories for these precious little grands to have and cherish for a lifetime! You have simply delighted my child-like wonder today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Are you kidding me? You even had train-shaped pancakes? Zuni, in my next life I want to come back as your granddaughter! What a beautiful table. It's hard to know which memories will stick in their minds when they get older. I hope this one does! I love everything, even down to the smallest details. Is that red rick rack that you used to tie the bells on their plate? What a clever idea! Can't tell you how much I love the entire concept. Mic drop.

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  4. There are 3 little boys in my family who would absolutely love this. You are giving your grandchildren such a gift.

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  5. How fun! What a great way to increase the wonder of Christmas. Your breakfast table is perfect for your theme of the day. I know you and your grands had a fun time and will treasure those special memories forever! Thanks for sharing your wonderful and creative ideas. Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  6. What a fun tradition!! Wow! Thank you for stopping by Little Farmstead. :) ~julie

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  7. What a wonderful tradition for your family! The tablescape is amazing! I know your grandkids love it!

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  8. Wow! What a delightful theme for a Christmas centerpiece.....I love love love how you recreated the pretty scenery! Must have been so much fun for the children :) Beautiful job! Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

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  9. My dear Zuni, this is such a precious tradition! Your post warmed my heart, dear friend, and brought a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  10. I bet your grands don't know yet how LUCKY they are to have you!!! (They will someday though). This is FANTASTIC!!!! It made me feel like a kid again. You even had train pancakes! Love it!!

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  11. What a fun setting for breakfast! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. OMG dulce amiguita! What a wonderful tradition you kept for your grandchildren as well. The train story is great and yes, I too learned right at Summer time in Austria's Innsbruck to cover myself for the first time with a down comforter! My grandgirls would love such a beautiful train.
      Gracias mil por el bello comentario para mi Maxima Juliette. Everyday she's bigger and a little chubbier, as her mama has lots of milk, thank goodness!
      Lots of Christmas blessings for you pretty lady and your dear family.
      FABBY

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  12. I sure miss your posts! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  13. I'm sure missing you!!! Hope things are okay.
    Blessings,
    J

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