This weekend was one Christmas shenanigan after another. It was long, exhausting, and a lot of fun.
Saturday, we started our weekend adventure with a tour of all the holiday hot spots in Center City. First, we hit Christmas Village in Love Park, where we browsed the booths and enjoyed puffed Nutella on a stick.
Then, we made our way to the Comcast building to catch the Comcast Holiday Spectacular show on their gigantic lobby wall. Quinn always enjoys this show.
And this year, Ruby enjoyed it too.
Downstairs, Chica from Sprout was there. So, Quinn sat in on that,
Then, we ran into one of many Santas we saw that day. Quinn refused to sit on this Santa’s lap. I can’t say I blame her.
After Comcast, we went to Macy’s to catch their Holiday Light show, but it wasn’t for another hour. So, we skipped it (and the crowds) and drove over to Franklin Square, where we caught the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. It wasn’t quite as spectacular as we had hoped. Probably because it wasn’t completely dark, we were freezing and kind of tired at this point. But it was still fun. Quinn did enjoy running around the Square and her hot chocolate. Oh, and of course, we saw Santa while we were there.
All-in-all, the day was fun. Quinn wasn’t quite as pleasant as she was last year when we did this same excursion, so it made it a little more challenging. Ruby slept the entire time, but still, lugging around a 2nd child is exhausting. I’m sure it will be easier next year when Ruby is walking. Ha!
Even with the fussing, the lugging of children/kid-related items and the freezing cold weather, it was still a great family day.
Sunday morning, our friends and neighbors were nice enough to invite us over so that the kids could make Christmas cookies.
They did such a great job. They loved doing it and didn’t even make that much of a mess. And no fights!
The kids were having a blast, Christmas carols were playing and the snow was beginning to fall outside. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Ruby enjoyed watching the big kids.
After the cookies were made, Jeremy and Ruby went inside to watch the Eagles game and Quinn and I went for a walk in the woods with Jackson and his parents. The snow really started coming down and we quickly got at least 3-4 inches. Perfect for a first snowfall.
Quinn attempted her first snow angel. Also, it’s a good thing I picked up a random 4T snow bib at a local consignment store last week.
After our walk, we came in, dried off, drank hot cocoa, and ate a snack. Quinn watched a movie on the laptop and Jeremy and I watched the end of the Eagles game while just enjoying a little bit of calm during our busy weekend. It lasted for about 15 minutes before Ruby woke up from her nap. Oh well.
And of course, after everyone finally went to sleep, I enjoyed the twinkling lights in the peace and quiet. Just me and Sydney the elf.