December 7, 2010

A visit with Santa and a trip to the gardens...

Last week, we had Chris's cousin in town and we ventured to Frederik Meijer Gardens to see Santa, tour the Christmas trees from around the world, and enjoy the railroad garden. If you listen closely to the video, you'll hear Josie ask Santa for Buzz Lightyear and a Batman & Robin batcave. Care to take any guesses on what Santa (and/or a special Aunt) might be bringing this year?



I've included a few of our favorite pictures from the evening.


I think Emma was in shock or a tad bit embarrassed by Josie's toy requests...hee hee.





We are so blessed to have the gardens and sculpture park just minutes from our home. I could go visit every day. It's so beautiful.

Next up, a crafting project that required needle & thread....AND I actually enjoyed it!

10 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous night and sweet Santa too! Great pictures! I especially love the last one!

Anonymous said...

Emma is a such a good big sister!! I love that Josie is so very earnest in her conversation with Santa. Merry Christmas to all.
Sherry

Sarah said...

seeing the Christmas trees at the Gardens is one of my favorite things to do! I usually go between Christmas and New Years with my girls...I will take any bit of multiculturalism I can find : )

Sarah and Jack said...

That pink elephant is AWESOME. I assume the antique ornaments are on a "german" tree? Beautiful. I wonder how they keep them from being broken by a million people!

Heather said...

Josie is so adorable, and Emma is such a sweet big sister! Very cute post!

PandaMom said...

Great family pic and I LOVE the one where the girls are both looking at the camera with Santa....so CUTE!!

Life in Rehab said...

That's a HUGE day out! And what shining little faces- yours included.

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a neat place! You are so lucky! BeautifuL!! So funny that she asked Santa for those -- but good to know, right! Cute photos! You have such an adorable family!

Janet

Lee said...

Wonderful pictures! Love the video. I love Meijer Gardens-it is a magical place that I keep visiting!
Thanks for sharing!

Karin said...

Wow...how beautiful! Such cute pics of the girls with Santa. :)