For the last 4 years we've been visiting the Gaylord Texan at Christmas time to check out the decorations and get our fill of Christmas spirit. The place is AMAZING and the decor is out of control. There's also a big ICE exhibit, but we haven't tackled that yet since we're not sure our kids are at the best ages to really appreciate it. As of right now walking around, checking out the trains and getting giant cookies satisfies them ;)
One of the first things you see when you walk in is a big train display. It typically takes us at least 10 minutes to get past this point ;)
Luke and Haha in 2011...
Mason in 2012...
Luke in 2013...
Mason in 2014...
And Griffin Joy soaking it in this year!
Sometimes I catch myself having a hard time believing that these three little hineys are mine!
Another special spot for us is this sleigh. Look at my babies grow!!!
(so disappointing it wasn't the regular red sleigh that year! hahaha)
Look at how thrilled Luke is :) hahaha
And in typical Mason fashion...
There go my peeps! ;)
We attempted a pic - look how great it turned out :) hahaha
Santa wasn't there, but his chair was open!
Then the best part of the day... the cookies!
We always joke that they're bigger than their heads. It's true!
They attempt to finish their cookies, but we typically pack up more than half to take home.
Kitty needs cookie too!
By this point they were getting tired and were ready to go!
Right down the road from the Gaylord is Bass Pro Shops and they typically have cute things set up for the kids so we stopped in to check it out. The greeter suggested we take a pic of G up on the steer :)
They have the CUTEST Christmas carousel and since we were there on a weekday there was hardly anyone else there. It's free which makes it even more fun :)
We played a few games and checked out Santa's Wonderland and then it was time to head home.
Can you spy Mason??? :)
This was about 5 minutes after puling out of the parking lot. This is what I wanted to be doing as well!
We haven't ever been to the Gaylord at night, but that's on the calendar for this month. It's so much fun during the day, but we can't wait to experience the magic when it's all lit up at night!
Happy Wednesday, Friends!