We have seen the most glorious, record breaking weather in New Jersey. It has been 60 degrees for the last 3 days. It's been magical. I could live with out the cold and the snow forever! I swear I should live not more north than the Carolinas!
Friday night after work we packed into the car and went to see a local light, drive through light show. It was fantastic. I sat with Jack in the back seat and he couldn't take his eyes off the lights. I heard lots of "Trees, Lights, Snowman, Santa" It was so great. He clapped his hands and smiled as bright as he could! After the drive through show they hosted an indoor winter wonderland filled with fake falling snow, Santa, crafts and a s'mores station. Jack had a blast! He didn't like Santa as you can tell from the picture below but he loved the manger scene.
|At the craft station Jack got to decorate a Santa hat. |
More like mommy did it and he demanded food because he was sitting at a table.
|This was his reaction when we told him he couldn't dance with the dance school!|
On Saturday we celebrated the birthday of our close friend's son. After the party and the hours drive home from PA we decided to take advantage of the 60 degree night and take a family walk, with out coats! I think this was my favorite part of the entire weekend. It was just the 3 of us. It was calm and quiet. We talked and admired our neighbor's Christmas lights. We topped off the night with some red wine and A Gift Wrapped Christmas. Thank you Lifetime Christmas movies!
On Sunday we had another glorious weather day. We decided to try a little something different. Jack has not really enjoyed the usual Christmas Santa events. They seem to scare him. I thought visiting a live animal nativity would be something right up his alley. We went to an adorable farm called Farmstead Estate where they had the most adorable animals to feed and pet. Jack was totally in his element. He, WE, all had such a great time. We topped off our weekend with another 60+ degree family walk.
|He must dance! Where ever there is music he dances away!|
|Our new friends the pigmy goats|
|Hannah and Domino the sweetest lamas I have ever met!|
|Feeding our new friends.|
|Pepper the chinchilla|
|I'm in love!|
All and all this was one of the most perfect family weekends we have shared in a long time.
Have you done any fun Christmas activities?
Does your toddler hate Santa as much as Jack seems to?