Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Day of Fun

Saturday was a rare December free day.  We had nothing on the calendar which was glorious.  We woke  up and decided to hit the road for a day of fun!  First stop was the Chic fil a in the mall for breakfast with Santa.  We have done this the last couple of years and it is great!  They have several characters that wonder around for pictures while you eat.  It is great to meet Santa for free with no line!

 We had to laugh at the Anna and Elsa.  They looked nothing like the real Anna and Elsa.  Kate really didn't want her picture with them (after all she has met the real ones) but she was nice to them and took a picture.
 Next stop was at our local toy store, Southerland Station, for their Christmas open house.  They also had some fun characters out to meet and the kids enjoyed checking out all of the toys.

 We were all still having fun and in the Christmas mood so we decided to go to the Christmas parade.  We had some time to kill before it started so we went to the Tinsel Trail in Big Spring Park.  Different families and organizations decorate trees in the park.  There are 100's of trees and they are all really pretty.  We enjoyed picking our our favorites.

 We still needed to kill some more time so we went to a craft show.  Yes, a craft show.  It was a first for our family.  Kids were not too excited but we survived.  Actually we ran into my college roommate's parents which was neat.  Got caught up with them.  Then it was off to the parade.  It turned really cold while we were watching but it was still fun.

 It has been 20 years since we had been to the Huntsville Christmas parade (since Matt and I were in the band and marched in it).  Needless to say we really weren't missing much in that time.  It is pretty basic with lots of boy scouts and dance troupes.  But the kids seemed to enjoy it and we had fun together as a family.
It was a great way to spend a Saturday during such a busy time of the year.  Love our little family and that we can have fun just being together!