Saturday, December 4, 2010

A flurry of activity . . . but no snow.

On the contrary, we've had really beautiful weather this week.  Good thing too because Grandma Gasser came to visit from Michigan and it's pretty cold up there so it was nice for her to have a break!  But with only 4 days to spend together, we have been busy!
 We spent a day in Grapevine, Texas which is apparently the Christmas capitol of Texas and I have to say it just might be the Christmas capitol  of a lot more than that!  Every single store had a decorated Christmas tree outside and decorations inside.  Every single little park or square was decked out -- this one with various little houses featuring carolers, elves, polar bears . . . all things winter and Christmas.

 We had a great time browsing cute little shops and admiring Christmas decor.  In fact, we liked it so much that the next day we went back at night for the Christmas parade!  It was packed!  And actually really warm too.  I wish I had some better pictures of the lights and the floats but unless you have a darn good camera (which I don't -- not THAT good), those night pictures just don't come out.  But it was spectacular.
 Yesterday we went to the zoo -- yes in shirtsleeves.  I'm not trying to brag really, it's been quite the adjustment for me and so far I am loving it!  Megan actually fed the birds and got the biggest kick out of them eating the seeds off her stick.

 After this one bird pecked her clean, she tried giving the stick to other birds but they weren't fooled.  They knew there was nothing left.
 So we fed some fish instead . . .
 Made sure to pet the goats . . . 
 Took a ride on the monorail (with Abby going for the camera) -- and where were the ZOO animals you ask?
 Well here's one.  This giraffe really wanted Megan's leaf . . .
 But he couldn't have it.
 Of course we lions, gorillas, zebras, elephants -- all the good stuff, and not just on the carousel.  You've probably seen all of those things and don't need me to prove it to you with pictures.  But we had a good time.

 Abby is doing fabulous in the movement department -- still going backwards though -- but loving it just like she loves pretty much everything else in life.
 And we spent time wrestling and flying with Grandpa.  I think that Megan is winning.

We're a little sad to see them go tomorrow but really very grateful that they are able to come and visit us.  Especially at this time of year.  It has really started our holiday season off right!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

im jealous! so good to see all of you together. enjoy the warm winter, cause youre in for a hot summer sistah! hahaha!