Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lighting of the Square

Tonight, we took Lilly and Reid to the Lighting of the Square. There were over 400,000 Christmas lights on the square. We were there when they officially lit them up for the season. Then, after they flipped the grand switch, there was a parade. We got there a little early to get a good parking spot, walk around, and then find a good spot to watch the parade. Check, check, and check--missions were accomplished.
We also were like parade tourists--we got Lilly this light thing (the thing she is holding) that had lights that ran up and down it. It kept her pretty entertained (and her Daddy, too). She also got some cotton candy (again, so did Daddy). I kept imagining us in New York with the I heart New York shirts and hats with the Statue of Liberty on them, but we just wanted her to get the whole parade experience!!
Having a good time just waiting for the parade to begin.
This is how Reid enjoyed the parade...asleep in the baby harness.
Best seat in the house!! This is how Lilly watched the parade. Since the whole thing started at least 30 minutes late, Lilly got tired of the stroller. It was worth the wait, though! (I LOVE this photo!!)
This was Lilly's expression when they turned the lights on--PRICELESS!
This was one of the MANY "puppets" that were in the parade. They also had some of the monsters from "Where the Wild Things Are".
This dragon blew mist that looked like smoke. All in all, the parade was pretty good. Lilly loved it and really enjoyed getting to practice her waving skills. It was chilly, but not freezing.
Here is a picture...we were starving so we didn't get pictures of all of it, but it is pretty awesome!
Here are some pictures of Lilly enjoying her Goldfish Crackers in a Frisbee. Haha. I love this girl.
On another good note, everything in our house is now fixed! I am no longer hating laundry....God is funny like that! Papa Mike and DeDe came by on their way home from Branson today (no pictures-oops) so we got to visit with them. Tomorrow, we are doing Thanksgiving with some of our family--eventful weekend! I hope you all are having a great weekend!


Cori said...

How fun!!! We are taking Katie in a couple of weeks to see the lights!

Anonymous said...

The lighting of the square looks so neat! Sounds like fun!! I am sure Lilly loved it. Yeah for cotton candy too! It's yummy. I love the picture of Reid and you...That is really precious. You look so pretty. And he is just adorable sleeping on Mommy. Have a great week!

The Coleman Family said...

Oh how fun! We need to do that too! Happy Thanksgiving to you!