polar express pajamas

I made another pair of Oliver & S Bedtime Story Pajamas, this time in a killer stripe and polka dot combo, that screamed “PJS” to me the moment I laid eyes on them.

The pattern worked up even faster the second time around, which was great considering I was working under a tight deadline. In addition to needing these jams, I made them specifically for the Mt. Hood Rail Road Polar Express train ride that we went on over the weekend.

We surprised him with a copy of the book the evening before, and when we woke up from his nap the next day, we put him in his new pajamas (clearly still half-asleep), and off we went to ride the Polar Express.

Each child was given a golden ticket,

and a conductor came by to punch it.

The chefs made us hot chocolate and cookies (we brought our own gluten-free), we sang Christmas carols, and then stopped at the North Pole to let Santa and his elves aboard.

Santa stopped and chatted with each and every child. It was truly magical. When we pulled up to the train station on the way back, it was snowing! And kept snowing for the majority of the ride home.

I hope you are having so much fun celebrating this holiday season, and most of all, making time to rest and relax with your loved ones. It is too easy for me to be in Manic Whirlwind Mode the closer we get to Christmas Day, but all I have to do is stop at look at the above picture, or watch my son’s eyes light up every time we plug-in the Christmas lights, to remember to stop and savor the moment.

Happy Holidays!

Pattern: Oliver & S Bedtime Story Pajamas (my 26-month old son wears a size 3T)

Striped Flannel: Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Children at Play Racer Stripes in Aqua

Polka Dot Flannel: Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Children at Play Dot to Dot in Aqua

Pattern and fabric purchased at Fabric Depot (Portland locals – all 40% off).

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