Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's the Most Magical Time of the Year

It is that time of year again.  One of my favorite things about this time of year is getting out my Christmas Village.  My mom gets me a piece from the Dept. 56 Snow Village every year.  This year, I had so many things that I had to get Nathan cut me out a large piece of wood to put it all on.  Nolan is obsessed with it.  He wants us to hold him up all the time so that he can look at it.  He really likes the carousel and watching the horses go around.  It also plays Christmas music.

Village with the lights on

Close up of some of the village

The village with the living room lights off

We went with Nathan's parents to the Ice exhibit at a local upscale hotel.  It is really  fascinating.  Everything is made out of ice and they keep it at 9 degrees.  Some of the ice is colored.  They give everyone a blue parka as you go through the winter wonderland.  

The family.  We really wanted the picture-taking to go fast because it was so cold.

At the entrance.