It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.
I’ve gone out with the three girls before by myself many times. However, most of the time, it’s to the grocery store, the library, or a quick errand. It’s never been a full outing to an event. Well, I put on my big girl panties this weekend and did it! Mr. Serious was out of town for his best friend’s wedding, so, I headed to the sneak peak of Stone Mountain Christmas, which opened Saturday, November 9th; just me and the girls! When we pulled up, we all oohed and ahhhed at the lights. The place is amazing and so lit up! I have no doubt it could be seen from space!
I told the girls my expectations, got all loaded up with jackets and blankets and we were off!
This shall be the year of E being terrified of Santa, so I happily got in the picture!
The Snow Angel even came around greeting and talking to us…she even let N hold her magic wand. She was super excited about that.
Santa came by as well. I think they are going to be asking me to get the Christmas tree up pretty soon.
There is so much going on at Stone Mountain Christmas, and not to be outdone by themselves, this year Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster have joined in. We caught them at the Christmas parade through the Crossroads area. They are also at meet & greets t various times throughout the day where you can have your picture taken with them. The Snow Angel was big hit in the parade, too!
Of course Santa and the Mrs. were there as well! (We asked when we sat with him…we are all on the good list so far!) Mrs. Clause also reads Misteltales throughout the day and evening as well.
Another new and fun thing is the Sing-Along Christmas train. We were all singing and swaying and enjoying getting in the Christmas spirit. Especially important is the story of the very first Christmas at a stop on the live train show called “The Gift.” I really appreciate this special touch that they put on the train ride and that they explain the meaning of Christmas in a very family-friendly way.
Some of the other activities involve shows, movies, and a cabaret. There is tons to keep you busy. The girls’ second favorite was writing letters to Santa and decorating their own cookies. Wow, those were some creations for sure.
Our evening was ended with the Snow Angel Fireworks Finale as the Snow Angel flew overhead, instructed us to say “Let it snow!” and then made it snow on us!
And, we wrapped the evening with fireworks to send us off on our way.
I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t rely on them driving, because they all looked like this when I got home.
This was our first time at Stone Mountain Christmas and we will definitely go back. There was so much to see and do that we have to head back to see the rest of it.
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