James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Add Cosmo and Santa to the list...

Last night we met up with some friends for the Riverwoods tree lighting celebration.
The event boasted free carriage rides, hot apple cider, cookies, live music, and of course, Santa.

Is it just me, or are the Christmas celebrations kicking off earlier and earlier each year?
Poor Thanksgiving.

Anyway, we made it just in time for the big light reveal, which was actually pretty impressive.

There were a lot of things Lola loved about the night.

01.  Hanging out with Livy and Adam (and Sawyer, who had to go home early)

02. The glow necklace that I almost stole from her, because I really, really like glow necklaces too.

03. The creepy Winnie the Pooh mask provided by Radio Disney

Unfortunately, there were several things -- or rather, characters -- that struck terror into her very soul.

01. Cosmo the Cougar.  This mascot complex is growing stronger by the day.
Let it be know that I feel really guilty about laughing...

02. Santa.  I really can't say I blame her on this one though...
Reece couldn't have pulled himself from her death grip if he tried.

 James, on the other hand, was happy for the cushy, warm seat.
It was definitely an upgrade from the umbrella stroller.

After Santa, the kids decided they'd had enough holiday cheer.
We invaded Bajios, ate pellet ice and discussed important things like sociopaths and breastfeeding.
Just a typical Ivins/Wiseman evening.

And thus the holiday madness begins...


Lindsay said...

The picture with Cosmo the Cougar, best photo ever!! I feel bad for Lola, but still best picture ever.