Wednesday, December 19, 2012

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -- Merry Christmas!

We are so very close! Christmas is in less than a week, and I for one am one excited parent to see W's face when Santa indeed brings his requested Bash, Dash, and Ferdinand!

We kept another Christmas season tradition as we met friends for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting.

Not only does each year bring more excitement but we feel more and more like locals too as we know just how to navigate the evening and run into various friends along the way.

We learn a few lessons too. For example, next year we'll arrive early enough for The Sheriff to get inside the giant snow globe for a picture, yes, but also because he was itching to throw some of the white stuff into the air!

He did play a few of the games, and by the end of the night we managed to find a coveted glow stick necklace AND a handheld glow stick as well.

And it wasn't long before the night darkened, excitement heightened, and Santa arrived! This year, accompanied by Mrs. Clause, he had his own float led by Frosty jamming out to a drum line beat from the high school where I taught several years ago.


And after a few quick words, it was countdown time.


Whoa! 


On our way out we found a "snow" machine and another bit of Christmas magic!




6 comments:

Meg O. said...

Wow! That looks so much fun! I didn't even know that something like this existed around here!

the workaholic momma said...

YAY!!! How fun!!!! I am so excited to see Addie's face on Christmas morning...this year has been so much fun now that she kind of gets it all:)

Natalie said...

Awww looks like a great time!

Elizabeth said...

I love these memories you are making for him!!

hi. Im Faith. said...

well doesn't that look like fun! we go to our local christmas tree lighting too but they don't have floats! love that pic of you and W! priceless!

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

Love the look on both of y'alls faces in that last photo!