Too many holiday activities and not enough time to post about it seems to be the theme this month. Not that I'm complaining. We're only a week into December and we've already had so much festive fun.
This weekend we went to a nearby train station to watch the holiday train roll through. Santa, Mrs. Clause, and some other holiday characters walked around the platform saying hi to all the kids and handing out candy canes while carolers sang. My favorite part of the whole thing was when the train departed and the last car was blasting snow into the air. It was a fun way to add a little extra festiveness to our weekend, especially for a certain train-obsessed boy.
We're doing our best to remember to keep up with our advent calendar, but I'd be lying if I said we don't routinely have to do three days worth at a time:
On Black Friday we busted out Ez's mini tree and some felt ornaments so he could go to town decorating. Declan was totally in the holiday spirit too and just loves being included in anything big brother is doing.
A week ago we went downtown to check out Christmas in the Park, which is a really fun little area that has an ice skating rink, a ton of decorated Christmas trees, Santa Clause, hot chocolate, and some small carnival rides. Nothing will put you in the holiday spirit like being surrounded by hundreds of Christmas trees. And ever since Ez got his own mini tree he's been obsessed with all things tree and ornament related. I can already tell this year will be the best Christmas ever. Not only will it be Declan's first Christmas, but Ez is more in tune with what's going on. Holidays with kids are the best.
We also got our tree and slowly decorated over the course of the weekend, which you've probably already noticed on Instagram, but I'll save that for another post. Hope you had a merry weekend as well!