Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tis the Season!

Bring on the layers!
Well, it's finally here...  The most wonderful time of the year.  If I could put my arms down (Bundled-up Randy reference from A Christmas Story) I would practically be able to smell the turkey and taste the sweet cranberry sauce on my tongue.  It's snowing (yay!) and cold enough for that same tongue of mine to freeze to a metal flag pole, but don't worry, ...I'm not planning on being Double Dog Dared anytime soon.

I'm planning a few holiday things here at Double the Giggles (yay, again!), but before diving in (if I have actual time to dive in), I wanted to share a few (blurry) pictures from last weekend's Light Up the Boulevard parade in our town.

Kudos to the troopers that chose to participate in the Reindeer Run; a 1-mile run held before the parade.  The only incentive to run was receiving a light-up Rudolph nose, which I saw earlier that day at a store for $3 cheaper than it was to register in the race.   It was cooooold.  Way to cold to run (but if you ask non-athletic me, 75 degrees is too cold to run, too.)  After the small handful of brave runners went by, the parade started.  Again, it was super cold and the small dusting of snow was swirling and twirling around on the street beneath our feet.  The boys were bundled up for the Yukon and never even realized how cold it was that night.  We all had an absolute blast at the holiday festivities, despite my numb face and fingers (hey, *someone* had to take all the iphone pics, right?)
Dressed for the Yukon
Who brought the crab to the parade? (He was mad that I kept trying to take his picture.)
This is pretty much what the entire parade looked like.  Lights, friendly rosy-cheeked faces and blustering snow. 
The boys stared in wonder throughout the entire parade.  ...or, um, maybe they were just frozen in place?
I was super exited to see Santa at the tail end of the parade!  Perhaps even more
excited than two little 4 year olds I know!
This was our first time at this parade, but the second year it was held in our town.  We all had so much fun and will definitely go again next year!  What holiday events/traditions do you participate in with your family year after year?

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