Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Holly Jolly Weekend

 We jam packed as much Christmas into 3 days as we possibly could this last weekend. We have been laying low these last several weekend. Between feeling down and out Jack and I both getting really sick and just getting a tooth pulled (me) I just haven't felt much in the Christmas spirit. I really wanted to change that so this weekend we were as holly and jolly as anyone could imagine!

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?


Samantha from said...

Adorable pictures! Looks like a great time!

Jen said...

What an awesome weekend, I love all of the festive things you did. :)

Lori Nelson said...

Looks like a good time was had by al!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

He's such a cutie! It looks like you had a fun weekend! XOXO

Amy DeVito said...

What a fun weekend! So many fun & festive things! :)

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