Friday, July 7, 2017

Christmas in July - ICE! and Santa Claus

One of our favorite Christmas traditions with Connor is to go to ICE! at Opryland and to see Santa Claus at the Bass Pro Shop (don't judge - we live in TN).

This year's theme for ICE! was Rudolph!



We had fun being silly as we explored all of the sculptures.




It's really neat how colorful and well done everything is in ICE!


After we finished, we made our way over to the mall to go see Santa. I know this was probably our last year to pull this off. To be honest, I think Connor already knew how the magic of Santa works by this past Christmas, but I appreciated being able to get another family photo like this.


While this wasn't the same day as our ICE! and Santa excursion, I love this photo of Tucker curled up on me with the tree behind him. I insist on us hanging out more downstairs during December so we can enjoy the tree.


I also get a kick out of this photo of when Adam insisted on putting a tiny Santa hat on the cat!


For those who have been keeping up, my Grandma passed on December 2. All of these activities took place right after she passed away. It was definitely a bittersweet time of balancing trying to engage in family holiday activities while mourning the loss. I'm glad that we still did some of our favorite things with Connor. I know Grandma would have wanted it that way.

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