Friday, I finished our Christmas shopping. Whoo Hoo! It was a challenge, but I was determined to get it done. Katie and I came home dragging our feet. It's bad when your 3 year old ask you if it's okay to lay on the couch. Bless her heart!
Once we caught our breath and grabbed something to eat, we coated up again and went for a ride around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. I have to applaud our neighborhood for being in the festive mood this year than any other neighborhood. Doug told me that one of our parks, Sportsman's Lake, was having their "Winter Wonderland" displays again this year. Last year, it was real nice to drive around for Katie to look at all the lights. This year, they went above and beyond and I have to applaud them as well for a job well done. Yeah, they had lighting displays every where that were sponsored by local companies, but they added a "Mountain Tubing" adventure, train rides and the Colonial Horse and Buggy rides through out the park. As soon as I spotted the horses, I got excited for Katie. She didn't know what was going on, me parking. "Where we going mom?" she asked. I asked her if she wanted to look at the horses. She didn't know what to think of these huge white horses. Then, I asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. Her eyes lit up! I didn't have to ask twice because she crawled right up inside the buggy. Thankfully, they had blankets because it was 33 degrees that night. Shooo! I told her that we were riding in Cinderella's carriage. She got all excited and started giggling. We snuggled up while riding around the park. I told her that we were riding a one horse open sleigh like in the song "Jingle Bells". "No, mom" she interrupted me. "We're riding Cinderella's carriage." "Okay, if you like that idea better" I told her. The carriage driver turned around and smiled like he heard what she said. When we got back, the owners let us go up to the horse, Molly, to let us pet her. Katie was satisfied watching me pet Molly. By the time we got back in the car, I was ready to go home. Katie talked my ears off all the way home about riding in Cinderella's carriage to her castle. She asked me if we were going back the next day to see the horses again.
Today is Horton Christmas. I'll post pictures as soon as I can. Have a great Sunday!