Thursday, December 5, 2013


A mom at school told me about the Gingerbread Village display at the Sheraton Hotel downtown.  I dug deep for some energy so that I could take all three kids there right after Blake got out of school.  We ended up doing a lot of exploring and had a bunch of fun.

Heading downtown.
After learning the ropes of a parking garage, we finally got inside.
Excited to be so close.
The gingerbread village was themed "Nursery Rhymes" this year:

Jack and the Beanstalk
London Bridge Is Falling Down (Front)
London Bridge Is Falling Down (Back)
Hickory Dickory Dock
I Saw A Ship A Sailing (Side)
I Saw A Ship A Sailing (Front)
There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe (Front)
There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe (Back)
Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle (Detail)
Since we were off to a good start, I thought I would walk a few blocks to check out what Macy's had to offer:

A Mini Donuts Booth???  Um, YES.  Could not pass that one up.
My son said, "Forget the donuts.  They have a merry-go-round."

Tickets purchased.

Macy's famous star all lit up:

Along with the merry-go-round tickets came entrance to the giant Snow Globe.  Kind of weird if you ask me.  You stand in line and are only granted a total of 2 minutes in there.  I think this will be the closest I ever get to one of those rooms where money blows up and swirls all around me (like on game shows).  I love the pictures since I rarely get a picture of Reade in candid happiness.  The boys kept pelting Piper with that fake, plastic-y snow.  I didn't notice because I was taking pictures, but when our time was up, I looked down and Piper was a mini abominable snowman.  No wonder the kids look so happy.  Naughties.

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