Whew! What a busy weekend last weekend was! We had so much stuff going on...Saturday afternoon was the Rockport Christmas Parade, my birthday dinner and cake and ice cream at my mom's in Rockport, then back home to Newburgh to let Hershey Bell out, then back off to Chandler for the hot chocolate/cookies and Santa night at the HoHoHome in Chandler, off to get supper, then back home to decorate Gavin's little tree before heading to bed. Then Sunday it was church at 11 in Evansville, grab lunch to go and then head to the Boonville Parade to ride in the WOW float, then immediately off to downtown Evansville to an Iceman Hockey game at the Ford Center, then we had to go to Rockport to take Gavin back home, and then it was back to Newburgh for us to go home. We were busy, busy, busy and had lots of travel time in between too!
Like I mentioned above, we started the day off at the Rockport Christmas Parade. We can view that blog entry here. After the parade, we went to my mom's for my homemade chicken and dumplings birthday dinner, and then cake and ice cream that Beth got me for my birthday :). I didn't take many pictures at moms, there was too much going on. I did manage to take a picture of my yummy cake and then a picture of Gavin in a Santa hat and of course he wanted to take one of me in the Santa hat too.
We went to the HoHoHome in Chandler for their hot chocolate/cookies night. You could also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, but the line was very long and I knew once we got up there, chances are Gavin wouldn't of wanted anything to do with them so we skipped that part. We did meet up with some neighbors, who are also old friends from church, there. I had told their oldest son Josh about it a few days prior, so it was nice to know someone there. I also ran into one of my co-workers there. Gavin didn't want to have his picture taken at all that night, but Josh and Jayden sure did!
If you notice the crookedness of this picture, I'm sure you'll be able to tell who took it ;)
I had already told Gavin Saturday night when we got home we would decorate the little tree I put in his room. He was all too excited to get home and get it up. He didn't even want to change into his jammies or eat supper before we got started. I have this one little ornament that is a cat and a dog clinging to each other and both have an umbrella, one says "it's raining cats" and the other says "it's raining dogs". Gavin found it the other day and loved it and loved playing with it. He's concentrating so hard at getting those umbrellas in the cat and dog's paws so he can hang that ornament up.
This tree originally was on a plant stand and I thought by sitting it on the ground the ornaments might make it all over the tree instead of just at the bottom where he would of been able to reach. I was wrong, all the ornaments only made it to the top of the tree. LOL!! Aunt Stace had to fix it some once we were done.
Sunday morning it was off to church and on our way I look in my rear view mirror to check on Gavin and here is what I see! LOL! That kid is not right!
After church, it was off to the Boonville Christmas Parade to ride in the WOW float! We've done this for a few years and always enjoy seeing all the people, passing out candy, and waving and telling everyone Merry Christmas or "Merry Histmas" as Gavin calls it! I think my little monkey looks so cute in my reindeer hat that this year Santa is gonna bring him his own hat ;)
|A girl from work saw us in the parade and took this photo of us. She said her phone is messed up hence the blue photo. Hee! Thanks Cara!|
After the parade it was straight off to the Iceman Hockey Game. Shawn and I had been once before and thought it was fun. We learned that Sunday was family night and that Shawn's brother and some friends were going so Shawn wanted to go. We didn't get to sit with them because of our tickets, but we saw them when we were coming in and then we saw them in their seats. Our seats at this game were the 3rd row so we were practically sitting out in the ice. While the seats were nice, you couldn't see alot of the game, so I definitely enjoy sitting up higher for the hockey games. And poor Gavin, even though I thought he could see, when I looked at some of the pictures he had taken with the little camera, all he could see was the back of people's heads :( We all had a good time, despite the 25 trips to the bathroom for the little guy. I even had one maneuver that involved the going up to the bathroom with Gavin and coming back down to our seats with Gavin, a large coke, a container of nachos and 3 hot dogs with ketchup! I'm a rock star according to Shawn, cause it was tough on him just taking Gavin to the bathroom and coming back down with just Gavin. LOL!!
Here is Shawn's brother Steve and wife Christa with her parents, Mike and Betty, and then some of their friends from church, Paula and Wes. Paula and Wes made it up on the Kiss Cam, but didn't realize what it was. It was funny to see their faces once they realized they were up there.
O'Neill....you suck! I know we heard that every two minutes of the game. Funny thing is next month we are going to a hockey game again and they are playing the same team. We will be ready to chant it with them this time!
And on Shawn's trip to the bathroom with Gavin, on their way back down, one of the announcers was in our section giving stuff away and I look up on the screen and see Shawn and Gavin trying to maneuver back down to our seats.
On the way home. Gavin was zonked out about 20 minutes after we got in the car. We must of really tuckered him out! I know he had a good weekend and we always have a good time when we have him. This little boy truly has Aunt Stacey's heart!