Well we kicked off the holiday weekend right! After turkey day, it was time for some shopping....
Black Friday 2014!
Amy, Erin, Anne, and I have been going every year for the last few years. This year Anne was sick (boo) so we made her face to bring her along. We took pictures along the way so she was always with us in spirit. If you have Facebook, be sure to check out the video I made. WE waited until 12:30 am to go. That way it's actually Black Friday and there are no lines! WE went to the big stores too and walked right up to the register. The only place we had to wait in line was Menards go figure. We scored some good deals and had fun!
That night, after a nap, we headed downtown Joliet for the holiday lights parade. The kids wore their snowsuits. It was fun though. Everything was all decked out for the holidays and the kids got lots of candy.
Well Miss Evie had a little bit of a pout because her legs were tired so she had to sit on the curb for a bit.
There were a couple of marching bands that came by with lights on their instruments. Pretty cool.
Then we saw Santa himself in the parade. The kids waved at him and he waved back.
On our way back to the car, we saw some ice sculptures. They were pretty cool. The kids had to take turns sitting in the sleigh.
They even had fireworks!
On Saturday night, we headed to downtown Plainfield for some more holiday festivities. We went to the lighting of the Nativity scene downtown at the church. They also had carriage rides but the line was too long.
But we did manage to catch up with Anna and Elsa!
They sang some songs for us and the girls were in awe.
We got to take our picture with them.
And they even gave us their autograph!
Then when we left, they gave us this! How cute is that?
Downtown Plainfield is decorated so festive. I love it!
Oh, and we even went to Gourmet Junction to see Santa and get our pic. We also got hot chocolate.
It was a fabulous weekend! I'm pooped but this is what the holiday does to you and I wouldn't change it one bit. I love this time of year and can't wait for all kinds of more holiday festivities!