This Christmas we were finally able to go to Old City Park's Candlelight Christmas. Each year that I've been living back in Dallas, something has come up to where I wasn't able to go, since they only do it one weekend of the season. I have such great memories of going to it as a young child- caroling, hot cider, sleigh rides, etc. and was so excited we could go this year. It's changed A LOT- like now it's called Dallas Heritage Village. And the sleigh rides are now country tractor hay rides. But it was still so fun and charming. They had the whole park lit by candlelight, had carolers, dancers, bonfires and all of the buildings were decorated for Christmas. Luna had a lot of fun and enjoyed watching the carolers in the Old School, the women spinning wool and the sheep and of course her favorite thing was drinking hot chocolate! (it's all over her mouth in the pic below).
We also of course did one of my favorites, driving around to look at Christmas lights! There used to be this house I loved going to as a child off Forest and Marsh, where the owners had amazing lights out front, complete with mechanical moving things. Everyone used to get out of their cars and walk around this house to see it all and we have a lot of pics of us as kids going each year. I miss houses like that, but my favorite one now is in our old neighborhood, in a house off Newell Avenue. The owner, Liz, is a professional artist and works year round on her decorations. Luna LOVED this house... We also drove to Armstrong, Beverly and Lakeside drive and then the Hunter's Glenn house that does every holiday (we DCAD'd this house and it is worth 16million, well that is what it is appraised at, who knows how much it's really worth-point being that they can certainly afford these extravagant lights!!).
On Wednesday, Todd took the day off to go to Northpark to see the trains and do some Christmas shopping. Walking around Northpark is another fun holiday tradition I had as a child and remember the Scrooge puppet show that they still have at NP. Another thing I miss is the 12 days of Christmas they had there and wish they still did it. But they now have a cute Gingerbread puppet show too that Luna loved!
And to add to even more Christmas activities, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension had a living nativity event on Friday night that we enjoyed going to complete with a petting zoo and hot chocolate. It was a lot of fun and it's a nice neighborhood church where one of Luna's playgroup friend's daddy is the priest there.
Our last holiday stop this weekend was not really a Christmas event, but our first trip to the new Science Museum called the Perot. It's really a cool building, but wish it was bigger like the original one at Fair Park.
We started this blog about 'nothing' a couple of years ago, but now it has turned into a blog about our precious daughter Luna, born on May 13, 2010! And then we welcomed baby Belle, 2 years later on May 23rd, 2012.