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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas is Coming: Day 1

I admit it, I get a little bit excited about Christmas.  I like to claim that Christmas is really for the kids and that what I do is to "make it just right for them", but in reality I enjoy it at least as much as they do.  So, I'm going to try and post something every day to show how I...I mean WE...get ready for and celebrate Christmas.
I was going to start off with our search for a Christmas tree (which actually happened a few days ago), but instead I thought I'd share about something spontaneous we did.

I will confess that I had forgotten that today was the day our little town held their "Main Street Memories" Christmas Event, highlighted by a parade.  I forgot to take the kids last year, and would have forgotten again this year (I'm a terrible mother and almost ruined Christmas before it started), except for a reminder from a kind sister-in-law.  I came home from a birthday party, made my little announcement, and a whirlwind of mittens, coats and hats began to fly.  

Ideally, a Christmas parade should take place on a day that looks like this:
Ours did not.
Instead, as we arrived downtown it began to mist, and then drizzle.
Due to the weather, we got a prime spot on the curb with the added bonus of a storefront awning to keep the worst of the rain off of our heads.
The air may have been filled with raindrops instead of snowflakes, but the atmosphere was still quite festive.
We clapped, waved, made jokes about the weather with other spectators, and collected bucketfuls of candy canes.
Snow or no snow, the Christmas Parade was a lot of fun, and a great way to get us into the holiday mood.
Except for Cam.  He just got into the napping mood.
Merry Christmas Everyone!


~ Tandis ~ said...

You're the queen of wild adventures. Good job!
Merry Christmas. :)

Jessica said...

Good old Cam. What a mellow trooper.