Sidebar: We saw Santa at the mall a few days ago, and I asked the kids if they wanted to sit on his lap or get a photo taken or tell him what they wanted for Christmas. They said no. Connor informed me that he is too old for such things. He said, "Come on, Mom, I am almost ten!"
Anyways, we saw the lights. The whole family went. It was an evening full of holiday magic.
Photos, to wit:
But first, let me take a selfie with this Christmas agave tree.
Lex, hanging out with his friend, a violin-playing toad dressed as Santa.
This is our *official* family photo. It was taken by a person who was working there, wearing a badge that read, "Ask Me to Take Your Photo." Seriously. I don't know how qualified she was for her job. But we look great in front of that waterfall, no?
Lex, in the wild blue holiday yonder.
Here's that Melodious Toadious guy again. He seems suspect honestly. But, I suppose he can't get far with those lights tangled up in his feet.
I like this Nativity Scene.
Here is our second attempt at an *official* family photo. It worked out much better. Connor is a little ninja.
This one is almost all of us. Some of us were missing and completely done being a part of *official* family photos. And that's all right. We were there to have fun, and we did.
'Tis the Season, Y'all.