Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rudolph Is The Line Leader

"Mom, did you know Rudolph is the line leader of the reindeers?"  Palmer told me that one day on the way home from school.  To Palmer, there are very few honors as important as the line leader, so that is a pretty big deal.

We've had such a fun Christmas season so far.  I worked hard to try to not crowd the holidays with too many special events as to overwhelm the kids.  I think I've somewhat managed, yet our life is typically packed and we still have done quite a bit.

Palmer was so incredibly excited to decorate for Christmas this year.  He was at a deer lease with Rick the day after Thanksgiving.  Rick asked if Palmer wanted to stay out there one more night.  Palmer said, "No.  Mom needs my help decorating for Christmas!"
(Yes, I know there isn't a stocking for Grace.  It's currently being knitted.  Everyone just calm down.

My helper was very much appreciated.  Hmmm...I wonder why so many ornaments are congregated on the lowest branch:
Blogging for Dallas Moms Blog has continued perks, including an early sneak peak at the beloved and amazing train exhibit at Northpark.  I loved having the place virtually to ourselves (and our blogger free admission!)
Holiday drink dates at Starbucks (Grace was super pumped):
The downtown Dallas Children's Parade is a fun event, but typically requires a lot of effort to get a good spot on the street for the parade.  We were over the moon when the Gannons invited us to their room at the Adolphus Hotel to watch the parade from the window.
Sweet Olivia loves babies and is so cute with Grace.
 Our perch overlooked the grandstand where the TV cameras were set up and we couldn't have loved it more.  It was perfect for Grace to get to play and stretch out and we all enjoyed being cozy indoors with our holiday snacks.
 Gannons, you realize once you go Adolphus, you can't go back, right??!??
 Flannel twins:
 Story break during the parade.  We were so glad Evie joined us since the Burrus' had to last-minute cancel with a sick kid.  However, I was terrified to be tasked with keeping that white dress clean...
 Budding photojournalist:
Lastly, our niece Elle's birthday is on Christmas Eve.  She had a fun outdoor ice skating birthday party last weekend.  Palmer isn't old enough to skate on his own, but wants to learn because he has an interest in hockey.
 Merry Christmas season from our motley crew to yours...

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