Saturday, November 24, 2012

The day after Thanksgiving we have our opening celebrations on Main Street.  It kicks off with a parade of all the characters at 1:30.  Katy and I and the girls went. We had great parking and were able to watch the parade from the Gazebo. 

I wasn't in the best position to take photos though.  Probably would have been better to be on the street for this.  File that away for next year.  Anyway....I had every bit as much fun as the grands did. 

I think there are over 30 characters who participate in the traditions.  It was cold and we (Katy and I) got tired so we only got to see the few that I took photos of.

Each character gives out cards for the kids to collect. This is Mac Santa.

Here is Kayla excited to get her first card from "Reindeer Flight Instructor"  Maddie is petting the "real" reindeer.  Ha.  As the lady was telling her story...Maddie said...."That reindeer is not real.. is it?"    The lady said.."Oh yes....of course it is real."  Maddie loved pretending it was.

Jack Frost telling them he is the one that puts frost on their windows.  Kayla looks a little confused.

The Sugar Plum Fairy had a cute story to tell.  I don't know how these characters tell these stories all day long and stay in character so well.  I am pretty sure I would slip up here and there.  All that  My throat would be so sore.  They do a great job.

The Ice Queen

They liked playing in the flower garden for awhile.  

This was my favorite part.  Maddie meets Santa's Mail Carrier.

She tells her to make sure she gives Mr Scrooge a big hug because he really loves hugs.  

She patiently waits for him to finish talking to these people.

Then she runs up and hugs him.  
He starts screaming..."What are you doing?!?!"   
We all died laughing....including Maddie. 

Then he asked he to tell him "Who put her up to that."

She snitched that it was the Mail Carrier.  

We will have to go back another day.  It was so much fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Poor Turkeys.

The girls are going to spend the next two days with me because they are off school this week.  I will try and get them involved in some of the food preparation.  I hope to put them in charge of the decorations, like making paper turkeys, etc.  As usual....I know I will make too much food.  I have a cheesecake, apple pie and pumpkin pie to make tomorrow.  Wednesday I will make mashed potatoes ahead of time that can bake, and the sweet potatoes.  Turkey, dressing, and salad will be on Thursday.  I am still dieting and none of this food really tempts me.  I have tried to eat regular meals a couple of times when we have gone out to eat....and it just does not have the same meaning it once did.  Drinking a shake is just as good for me.  I just hope that by my 62nd birthday I have a normal weight range and lower blood pressure.  I will be very happy.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever