a Parade, a Surprise, and a Party

A Parade

While Byron was studying this morning for finals, my friend Christine and I took Connor and her little girl Jordan to the Chapel Hill Christmas Parade. What a great time! We made a whole adventure of it by taking the bus first since we knew parking would be an issue. The kids loved that. We didn't know what to expect crowd wise since this was our first time to the parade and were pleasantly surprised to find low crowds and a festive atmosphere. (It seemed maybe most people in Chapel Hill were participating in the parade.):) We got great seats on a stone wall and the kids were totally mesmerized for the first 30 min! Some of the highlights were some beaded necklaces, balloons, and Santa and his Reindeer to finish the festivities. The kids had a great time running around the open grass area, and most shocking of all...Christine and I actually got to have a lively conversation! A Christmas Miracle!:) We finished the morning with lunch at a Deli and a little more playing. Byron was so sad he had to miss and we're hoping we can all go together next year.

A Surprise

While Connor and I were gone at the parade, some friends of ours, the Maxwells, brought over their son Harrison's car garage for Connor. Can we say early Christmas? When Byron was getting Connor up from his nap I heard him tell Connor he had a "surprise" for him. Connor was so thrilled and kept on calling it his "prize".:) Thank you, thank you Maxwell's for giving this to Connor; it's really a gift for all of us!

A Party

Tonight was our ward Christmas Party and it was such a fun time! I was a little concerned how Connor would do because I knew the night was based around musical performances and I didn't think Connor would be into appreciating all the music offered. I was very surprised and pleased to see Connor entertaining himself with the leftover cups and pop caps from the drink table. He and his best bud Jaxton had a great time stacking, hording, and spinning the caps. Good job boys!

What a Saturday! I'm pooped!:)


Ash & Jon said...

I love Connor's hair in the top picture! Very GQ!!! :-)

Blackner Family said...

What a fun day!! So glad you guys are loving your ward up there! No surprise knowing what great people you guys are!! We were just saying the other day (Janene, Mischele, Ali and I) how we loved how you were truly happy all the time!!

Kristi said...

I love you guys too!

melissa said...

Thank you! Thank you for taking the car garage off our hands! Glad he likes it.