I don't know what it is, but I'm really in the spirit of the season this year. Maybe it's my eager and inquisitive toddler inspiring me to really soak it all in. So, before Dec. 1st even hit, we headed out to our favorite local farm to celebrate the start of my favorite time of year.
I had our outfits planned (in Christmas Red, of course) and some wonderful friends along for the ride. We filled our bellies full of Kris Kringle's favorite meal (Mexican) and spent the evening together enjoying........costumed character's?
Ha! I was a little shocked when a parade of character's rounded the corner towards us. But, the look on Isla June's face was absolutely priceless.
She called Rudolph a "Deer".
Which is true.
I purchased her red romper specifically for the occasion.
She'll probably wear it next December too. :)
The two characters that Isla June did know were the ones she was most shy with.
Star struck, I guess.
I really wasn't sure what she was going to do when she saw this guy. But, she didn't even flinch.
This guy got some funny looks.....
Cookie Monster showed up last, so at this point large costumed characters were pretty everyday to her. He was huge. And his eyes wiggled around.
But, they gave each other jazz hands.
It was perfect.
And then we were off on a tractor ride through the field of.......lights! I don't know enough about my camera to have captured this event. But, it was beautiful. The full moon was a perfect backdrop.
Because it was the farm, we couldn't leave without feeding the goats ;)
I couldn't quite capture it, but that moon was amazing.
This was daddy's first time at the farm with the whole family!
(He was with me at the Mud Run, but little girl wasn't)
Toddlers and bounce houses? $2.00 well spent (borrowed from our sweet friends:) )
And some pretend ice skating.
We did a little chillin' with Minnie.
And then it was time to see the Big Guy....
|image by Moments Captured by Kelly Renee Photography|
This was about as close as she felt comfortable with him. All of the pictures where she was on his lap were not very cute. Little Girl was much happier showing of her lolly.
And, just like that, it was time to go.
See our past Thompson Farm adventures: