I was doing the laundry this afternoon when I heard Nolan talking to the Christmas tree. I got closer only to find that this little super hero of mine was taking off the ornaments and telling them where they should go instead. He was literally re-arranging the tree! It was the cutest thing. Well .. until he started putting the candy cane ornament in his mouth. Don’t you just love this age? He makes every day a blessing.
Ugh. Now that song is stuck in my head. Oh well. A few weeks ago (see how behind I am at life?) we went shopping for the perfect Christmas tree to grace the Cross household this year. It was Nolan’s first time, so everything about it was exciting.
Earlier in the day we had Colton’s birthday party and one of his best friends gave him this superman shirt. It comes with fake muscles and a cape. Needless to say, it’s what he wanted to wear to the Christmas tree lot. We’re picking our battles over here, so we let this one go. It sure did look cute on him though.Except for the bolt of energy it gave him in thinking he could ‘fly’ through the trees. Also … how old does Kelsey look lately? Time needs slow down a bit.
Only 2 more days until Christmas!!! I can hardly wait.
First off, let’s applaud a company that still says “Christmas” in all of their holiday marketing messaging. My company canned that a long time ago (such a shame!). Not only was the Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess the perfect event to kick off the holiday season, but the kids really, really (really!) enjoyed it.
This resort is so nostalgic to me because when I was little, before we moved to Scottsdale, my parents used to take us to Arizona for vacation and we always stayed at the Princess. I don’t remember much, except for the fact that Rawhide used to be nearby and this resort had an amazing pool. Well, fast forward to last night when I got to walk around this property with my kids. It was kind of surreal to watch Ryan take the kids around this resort. I imagine that’s what my dad did with me and my brothers years ago.
Anyway … back to the event.
The resort put on quite a show! There was a carousel, a gazillion Christmas lights, a huge Christmas tree, a projector that turned the side of the building into a giant gingerbread house, an Elf in costume (that Colton proudly said, “Mom, look .. a farmer!), fire pits for s’mores, a petting zoo, a train and ice skating!
Here are a few photos from our night.
Caught these two sitting by the fire … Colton is stuffing his face with a s’more. That’s my boy!
Watching Ryan with these two kids was the best part of my night. They wanted to ice skate so bad but we had to get Nolan home to bed. Next time, kiddos. If you get the chance, you should check out Christmas at the Princess. It’s a great holiday event for kids.
It was a tie over who was dressed cuter the other day. Sabrina picked up Kelsey for a Starbucks date and we had to laugh because they were dressed so much alike. Tan boots. Check. Grey top. Check. Adorable. Check. Check.
Kelsey’s skirt, top and headband are from H&M and her boots from Gap. I just couldn’t help myself … naturally, I made them pose before they left for their coffee/ chocolate milk date.
He wanted nothing to do with Santa and actually streeeeeeeeeetched himself so far so he could reach me and his dad, standing by. Meanwhile, she was all smiles and ready to pose as soon as she saw the camera. Kelsey’s almost 4 and Colton is just over 1 years old in these photos. Feeling blessed.
See pics from 2011, 2010. Last year Colton was only 2 weeks old so you know why there’s not a photo of us. We were exhausted.