Sunday, December 19, 2010

tis the season!

neighborhood lights

ready for the Polar Express!

pretty excited little girl

conductor punching our tickets
best buds

here comes Santa Claus!

gingerbread house time

watching Santa parachute

This has been a crazy, fun weekend! Tis the season, right?

Friday night we headed out to see some Christmas lights. There is a neighborhood in Plano that does a great job of displaying lights. I have been wanting to check it out so we went to see what it was all about. Abby loved seeing all the lights and other fun Christmas blow ups and such.

Saturday morning we bundled up for the Polar Express Train ride with Santa! This has become a tradition and this is our second time to go with the Browns. There is a cute show before the train ride and Abby loved every minute. The conductor came through the train punching the children's tickets followed by a visit from Ms. Claus and then Santa himself! Abby was watching the whole time for him as she did not want him to sneak up behind her. Love this girl!

We headed home after eating some lunch and it was nap time. When Abby woke up we decorated a gingerbread house complete with Santa's sleigh. We had never done this before, and of course, Abs loved every minute...especially eating the candy. She was a pro at that!

Then it was time to bundle up again and head to Frisco to watch Santa parachute out of an airplane with a couple of elves and see more lights in the square! We also saw the hot air balloon glow. Bo was disappointed that they didn't go anywhere, but Abby didn't seem to mind.
We headed to dinner after that and then home. No wonder my feet were swollen by the time we finished our day!

What a blessing to spend time with my precious family all weekend long. We took Abby to Target today to pick out toys that we are going to take children at a local hospital this week. She really seemed to understand what we were doing as she filled the basket with toys for boys, girls, newborns and mom and dads too. She would say, "Oh! A little girl will love this!" and it was so precious to watch. She never once asked for anything. I am excited about taking them to a child and make them smile this Christmas.

We are loving this time with Abby celebrating the birthday of our Lord and King remembering the real reason for the season!


Mer said...

LOVE THIS POST! You got some great pics of the one of her and Bo!

mrs shortcake said...

What a cutie! Merry Christmas!