Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Christmas Tradition

For the past three years The Southlands Tree Lighting ceremony and Christmas parade has been one of our favorite holiday traditions! It gets better every year for Nolan as he enjoys the costumes, professional ice skaters, marching bands, and Christmas cheer more and more! And luckily this year it was a bit warmer than in the past! We still had to get bundled up, but the temperature was actually bearable!

Heath was so bundled up he could barely move!

Waiting for the parade to start. How come Nolan looks SO TALL in this picture?

Nolan absolutely adores his Daddy!

This guy was pretty amazing! He juggled and rolled on this ball for the entire length of the parade!

You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!

Nolan waited the whole parade for the firetrucks! The horn was INCREDIBLY loud! It scared Heath, and made me jump- Nolan wasn't phased by it!

And then came Santa! Nolan asked to sit on his lap! We had to tell him, "not tonight". So when it comes time to really do it, let's hope this year goes better than in years past! He has already been telling me what he will ask Santa for AND what Heath should ask for as well! He's got Heath's list all planned out!

Out of the stroller for the tree lighting ceremony!

There it is...a gorgeous, real, Colorado tree!
And can you believe that exactly one year ago, the morning after the tree lighting ceremony I gave birth to this adorable bundle of love?!


thesloothaaks said...

Such a fun tradition!! I just said today how Trey is getting so tall -- maybe he and Nolan are both going through growth spurts! They are getting to be SUCH big boys!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Heath Tyler!
We love you!
Grandma & Grandpa