The boys and I - actually the kids and I - visited the Ballantyne Resort to see their gingerbread house display. (I'm so used to saying the "the boys and I" and since Annalyse is usually asleep when we're out and about it still feels like just "the boys and I.")
Before going in, I told the boys we were going into a nice place where there were mostly adults and that this wasn't a place for little boys to be loud or silly. I asked them to please use indoor voices (impossible task #1) and to walk close to me by the stroller (impossible task #2).
We entered the sliding doors and were greeted by an enormous Christmas tree, dim lights, and elegant furniture. Grady Lee, in a bare whisper, said "Mom! This place sure is special and clean!" I had a good laugh about that... I guess I don't take him to too many "fancy" places.
The gingerbread houses were amazing. A.MAZING! Such detail and creativity in each display.
Like usual, Annalyse slept and missed all the fun. No worries, we'll be back next year and by then she'll be an antsy, toddling one-year old anxious to touch everything.
Aahhh... holiday fun. Just a few days left to make the most of the fun, Christmasy things!