Happy Monday, Friends!!!
I am NOT happy that I'm not hanging out all day with my trio BUT I am excited to see my 100+ crazies at school. I'm sure they're going to be nothing but super enthused to be in Math class :) The good news is that we're in the final countdown to Christmas Break! WOO HOO!!!
When I created the "What's On" series I thought in December it would be fun to share what's on our calendars since December is typically packed with lots of fun. I'm always looking for fun ideas for our family - so I'm excited to read about yours!
As I was looking through my calendar for the month I got SUPER excited!!! It's packed with fun with friends and family and I can't wait for all the festivities.
First up on my list is The Gaylord Texan.
If you're unfamiliar, The Gaylord is a huge hotel in Grapevine that goes ALL OUT for Christmas. The kids love it, Dave and I love it and it is one of our favorite traditions. Here we are last year...
They have a big Ice exhibit, but we haven't ventured into that with our littles just yet. We pretty much just walk around, look at the trains, take a bunch of pictures and share the biggest, best, most awesome chocolate chip cookie of all time.
Another must for my boys is Bass Pro Shop :) hahaha
It's decorated and they have fun activities for kids and the kids love to sit on all the four-wheelers. Cheap entertainment :) Now please look at 20 month old Mason at Bass Pro. SO SWEET!
Last year we had our very first Jammie Cocoa Christmas and it's on the calendar for this year as well. It's a great, simple and memorable tradition that we can't wait to do every year.
Two of my very favorite parties of the year are coming up as well! Shay does an annual recipe exchange with a group of girls and it's a BLAST!!! She always goes all out and everyone brings a dish to share. There are prizes and smack talking and lots and lots of cream cheese :) It's the best. Our Sunday School Christmas party is another one of my favorite nights - no kids and lots of fun!
McKinney has a Parade of Lights every year and it's one of my favorite nights of the year. It's so "small town" and fun. Last year Luke rode on the MCA float and this year he's decided he wanted to be a spectator.
We're just hoping that this year is warmer than last year - it was FREEZING last year!
We have Breakfast With Santa at the country club in a couple of weekends and I can't wait to see how much the kids have changed since our pics last year. This is the Santa that we've taken Santa Pics with since Luke was 8 months old.
And something that was on the calendar that we crossed off this weekend was our downtown's "Home for the Holidays" celebration. The whole square is shut down and filled with holiday fun. Food, vendors, games, rides, a petting zoo, etc.
I wanted to take the boys picture in front of this cute little Christmas tree vignette that was set up... they had other ideas...
We gave each of the boys two tickets for rides/attractions and this year they picked totally different things. First up, Mason wanted to ride the "Frosty Train" - so he and I bought our tickets and hopped on!
Luke's first pic was the ferris wheel - which kind of shocked me considering he doesn't like heights.
It was REALLY windy and we were the first ones on which meant we had to wait at the very top for several minutes while they loaded everyone else on and he wasn't nervous at all. He wanted to sit REALLY close to me though :)
Griffin observed from the other side of the fence.
There was a giant inflatable snowglobe that Luke was really excited about. I went in with the kids, but G was NOT happy about being inside.
Mason's second pick was the bouncey slide...
... and then Luke picked the ice slide...
But sometimes even the outtakes are the cutest. hahaha
Whew. That was a lot to look at - but my blog calendar is just as busy as my personal one :) LOTS to cover! I hope that y'all had a fun and relaxing weekend and I can't wait to read about what's on everyone's calendars. Happy Monday, Friends!!!