Friday, December 20, 2013

Tis The Season

With Thanksgiving falling later in the calendar this year and an ice storm knocking out a prime holiday weekend, the Christmas season has felt a little rushed for 2013.  We've had a ball enjoying Palmer's awareness of Christmas and have attempted to teach him as much as his little brain can handle.

First stop: Frosty the Snowman, the musical.  Nana and Aunt Amanda joined us for the production and Palmer has had so much fun pointing out every "Frosty" snowman he has seen around town since the show.

Later in the weekend, I was given the opportunity to check out Grapevine's North Pole Express for a write-up in the Dallas Moms Blog here.

Of course, this was a hit for our train-loving son.  I've been reading The Polar Express to Palmer for awhile, so he was all geared up in his pjs for a train ride complete with "hot cocoa".
Palmer hasn't yet nailed the "big smile" WITH his eyes open yet....
Another favorite tradition is our neighborhood's Christmas block party.  As expected, the blow-out is over the top with Clydesdales pulling a hay ride, pony rides, a petting zoo, a band, and Santa.

And of course, the highlight is always the lighting of our favorite neighbor's house:
We did a dry-run of visiting Santa at the neighborhood party.  
Dry-run=success!  Palmer marched up and before even sitting on Santa's lap said, "Hi.  I would like a race car!"

Lastly, Grampi and Grammi planned a special trip to the Gaylord to take in all of the Christmas decorations.  
Palmer was quick to tell me all about the fun ice slide he and Grampi slid down at the resort:
Thru the eyes of a child, this season is even more of a joy.


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