Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Christmas parade

This year we missed our town parade because of yucky weather, and I had a baby shower to host. We were bound and determined to make it to the one in the town where Travis grew up. It was probably one of our coldest evenings yet, but we bundled the boys and ourselves up and off we went. We found a spot with some of Travis' old buddies and enjoyed the parade.

Carter was excited to see the lights, and get candy. I guess I'm just a huge sap but I absolutely love watching his eyes sparkle and watching the way he gets so excited over such little things. It amazes me that four years have passed by already. I remember Carter's first Christmas and the night we stood in the freezing (well, freezing for this Florida girl) cold to watch the parade. I had him bundled in three blankets, a sweater, a cap, you name it.
I enjoy doing things like this corny as they may be to some but it's the little memories that I love to watch develop. There's just something about spending times like this with family that make the holidays special. Tucker enjoyed the fireworks, the lights, the people, the food (would you have expected anything less from Bear?), and the sirens from the fire trucks. I'm sure next year our hands will be really busy trying to keep up with two running around!

You better watch out, you better not pout 'cause Santa Claus is coming to town!!!


Jessica said...

You are SO RIGHT. Christmas is totally different this year, as I'm making memories for my little one. It's so much more special somehow.

Abbi said...

so true! kennnedy is getting older and it's so sweet and special!!
love the pics of the parade! looks like a blast!

Anonymous said...

What great pictures!

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Stockpiling Mom said...

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Anonymous said...

I love parades! We have a couple just out of town where I live, in Las Vegas, NV. We travel 30 min each year just to see Santa's electric light parade that goes down main street in the small town of Boulder City. Funny we travel from LV to see lights?!