Sunday, December 28, 2014

12.6.14 {Christmas Parade}

To finish off our St. Nick's Day celebrations, we headed down to the town park for their annual Christmas light parade & tree lighting.
It was 70 degrees out when we got our tree.
We were rolling our sleeves up by the time we had it loaded on top of the Jeep.
But, once the sun went down, it was an entirely different story.
We were FREEZING!!
Luckily we brought Norah blankets to snuggle up under, but you could tell she was still pretty chilly waiting for the 5k to end and the parade to begin, but when it did, she was all smiles!
She loved waiving to all of the floats & was thrilled to see Olaf and the local Girl Scouts singing along to Let It Go.
Santa rode in on a boat to end the parade & we scurried over to Santa's Village with the crowd for the opportunity to have her picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
But, first, we grabbed some hot cocoa & snacks to watch the tree lighting.
We were not expecting fireworks to go off directly in front of us.
Poor Norah was terrified & in tears.
She loved the fireworks on the 4th of July, out in the distance, but when they were 20 feet in front of us, it was a completely different story.
So, we decided that we would save our visit with Santa for another day & we headed home.
Maybe next year will go smoother and she can enjoy the freshly made snow & sledding, too.

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