It's finally December and we've had a few flurries of snow which can only mean that Christmas is right around the corner! This past weekend we took Parker out on our first Christmas family tradition to see the Christmas lights in downtown Rochester. Each year the businesses on Main Street are lit up with LED lights and it's really neat to see. Kris and I usually go out and walk to see the lights but this year we stayed in the cozy heated car and drove up and down the street. Parker absolutely loves looking at lights but she was taking a nap in her carseat the entire time :)
We also took Parker to see Santa this past weekend. The mall that we took her to for her pictures with Santa has a great system--you make reservations on a first come first serve basis and don't have to wait in line! We got there at 9:00am and were scheduled to see Santa at 11:15am so we strolled around the mall and got some Christmas shopping done. Parker absolutely loved the mall (I see many mother-daughter shopping trips in our future!) and all the noise from the music and people really muffled the sound when she screamed really loud :) Other than one loud cry, she was an angel baby the entire time, even when she sat on Santa's lap! Kris and I were sure that she would freak out the minute that she saw Santa but she would not take her eyes off of him! It was the cutest thing. We joked with Santa that he could just hold Parker all day rather than seeing all the other kids since she was being so good. So next time Parker is fussy we will just head over to the mall to see Santa again ;)
This is right when Kris sat Parker down on Santa's lap. I think she was surprised to see who was holding her!
Parker is starting to smile at Santa here! He was probably telling her that she is on the "Nice List."
Parker looks so tiny in comparison to Santa!