Dec 28, 2013

Celebration in the Oaks, Part 1

One of our favorite holiday traditions is participating in the Celebration in the Oaks 2 Mile Run and then taking in the lights and rides in City Park afterward.  Unfortunately, this year the race was scheduled for the same time as our family Christmas party, so we had to skip it.  Lucky for us Celebration in the Oaks continues through the new year, so a few nights after Christmas when the weather was nice we set out for City Park...
Me and my three little angels...

Here we are with the famous Mr. Bingle! We seriously had to wait in line to take this picture...
One of our favorite things to do at Celebration in the Oaks is ride the carousel.  If you have seen the movie Now You See Me, there is a fantastic scene near the end that was filmed on this carousel.  It also happens to be the carousel where Stella hosted her 4th birthday party.  But on this night it was the carousel that happened to be closed for repairs, so we posed in front of it making sad faces.  Maybe I went a little too pitiful on my sad face...

Next stop was Storyland, where Stella played Rapunzel in King Cole's castle...


So did Cille.  Doesn't Daddy make a handsome Flynn Rider?  You should see him do "the smolder."  That's how he got me in the first place...
"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe...
...She had so many children she didn't know what to do...
...She gave them some broth without any bread, and pulled most of the hair right out of her head."
Cille Beck had a little lamb...
Is that a lamb or a pack mule?

No wonder Jack and Jill fell down the hill...their slide was MUCH too steep!  Unfortunately, Watts loved it, but I had to accompany him on each trip down.  I was wearing boots with absolutely no traction, so it was a wild ride for both of us...several times...until I could distract him...


The five little pigs.  Little known part of the story, Stella made her house out of pillows and Cille made her house out of sheets...

We got photobombed with Pinocchio...
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?  WE ARE!!!

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