November 26, 2007

Raleigh Christmas Parade

James, Mom, Grandma, and I took Aidan to the Raleigh Christmas Parade. It was a really chilly morning so we brought hot drinks and blankets. We got there really early to get good seats and grabbed a coffee while we waited for the Parade to start!

Downtown Raleigh

Waiting for the Parade to start!
There were some great floats!
Aidan made some new friends too!

And saw Santa for the first time!
We had a great time!

Aidan hanging out with his Great Grandma at the mall.
Mom and Grandma enjoying some homemade Cosmo's.
Papa and I enjoying them too!
Aidan loves to visit with his Great Grandparents.

We put up our tree really early this year. After the parade we couldn't wait. Here is James reading the directions on our new tree. Aidan is about to take off...
Last year James and I bought our first "family" Christmas tree. We had just moved to Raleigh and got a great deal with the after Christmas sale! Before that we used a tree that I bought in college. It was so sad. It looked like the tree from Charlie Brown's Christmas. It would hardly hold up an ornament. It became a family joke. We are so excited about our new tree. It is prelit and I think 7 1/2 feet tall. We are starting our family tradition this year and getting out our decorations the week of Thanksgiving. James is like a little kid, and seriously has been talking about decorating for weeks now!
Long day! Is it time to open presents yet???

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