Thursday, December 6, 2012

Getting in the Spirit

We're trying to get in the Christmas spirit.  We've decked the halls (or mantle and tree), we've sang Jingle Bells at least once a's just that it's still 80 degrees here.  And it's hard to get in the spirit when you're sweating.

One thing that helps is seeing Santa in a parade.  Yep, he came down just for the City of Richardson.  We're kind of a big deal.  Knox and his buddies had a great time watching all of the "floats," cars and emergency vehicles.  He had his hand to his ear half the time waiting to hear a siren:

Everytime we saw one I politely screamed for the officer to continue using his sirens for a bit longer.  All of the kids, Knox included, thanked me.

There were large groups (read: every boy scout troop in a 15 mile radius), small groups (The Richardson Comic book club.  Yes, there is one.  Yes, they were frightening), and of course the cheerleaders.  I was mean and made every group of girls do a cheer that went in front of us.  I mean, they are there for our entertainment, right?  Again, the kids thanked me.

Knox had three faves:

1) The police cars

2) the Drumline.  We joke that if he's in the band, he has to be in the drumline.  Isn't that guy in the left of the picture totally Knox?  What a little guy!

3) The firetrucks.

We had a great time, but he was pooped after it was over.  It lasted well over 1.5 hours.  Seriously.

After naps and a fun birthday party for Mr. Hamilton, we headed to meet the Wrights for our annual Santa Extravaganza.  We put our names on Santa's list and headed to Gloria's for drinks while we waited.  Genius.

Knox loves the girls.  They play with him and give him attention...his dream!  We finally met Santa, and Knox asked for a "HUGE" monster truck.  We'll see if Buddy the Elf (our elf on the shelf) clarifies exactly which one and helps to make it.

How cute is he?  

We headed back to Gloria's for some fuel, then headed to La Duni's dessert shack for some yummy cappuccino's and ice cream for the littles.  Delish.  

Afterwards, we took some pics around the giant Christmas tree and played hide and seek with the kids until we needed to get the little man to sleep.

The girls posed in all of their pics, so Knox joined in.

I'd say he got the hang of it.

We had so much fun, and can't wait for the rest of the crazy month.  I've said it so many times, but it's truly special seeing all of this from his perspective.  Blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, that picture of him posing is just too funny (and too cute)!