Saturday, December 24, 2011

Garden Lights

One of the many displays at Garden d' Lights

There was so much to look at it,
I couldn't stop pointing!

One of the many floral exhibits

Mommy and Daddy
let me sit on their shoulders so I could get
the best view.
Mommy doesn't usually look this scary...
It's the lighting.

I definitely want to go again next year!
Garden d' Lights festival features over a half a million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a winter wonder land. This was our first time going as a family and we had a lot of fun. I LOVE Christmas lights so to be surrounded by them was absolute heaven for me. This will be another Christmas tradition in the Hoffman family!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread Village 2011

Daddy's coworkers built this one.
Over 1,000 pieces of gum were used!!!

We were supposed to be taking a family photo but
I was so enthralled with all the huge gingerbread houses
I couldn't look at the camera

Mommy's favorite

and here's Mommy's favorite at a different angle
And another angle of Mommy's favorite

This was MY favorite.
I wanted to touch it SO BAD!

Here it is in all its glory!
Ending the night being silly and eating two candy canes!
Each year local architecture firms partner with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake, and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays. This years theme was "Holiday Express".  I wanted to touch and eat the gingerbread houses SO bad, but Mommy gave me two mini candy canes instead....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Separation Anxiety?

Separation Anxiety or Temper Tantrum?!
 Hmmm, I wonder....;)

I am a pretty happy kid, but one thing I do NOT like is when Mommy leaves me in the car when she delivers meals to her meal ministry. Daddy snapped this photo of me last night. It's not a pretty picture, but I wanted to show you that sometimes I even have my moments.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snowflake Lane

SOooo excited to see Snowflake Lane!

I was in shock to see Frosty come to life. He gave me a High Five!

This pretty blond woman was over 9 feet tall.
She flirted with me and gave me a peppermint sucker!

Family Photo
So much was going on I had trouble smiling for the camera.
Mommy said I was  overstimulated...

Sucking on my peppermint sucker and hanging out with
Mr. Polar Bear

Peppermint drool all over my jacket...YeS!

Ending the night with a Starbucks water and standing on the
drummer boy's stage.

Last year when Mommy and Daddy took me to Snowflake Lane I was still a baby. This time I was able to walk around and enjoy all the fun entertainment. I was shocked to see it snowing and so many guys drumming Christmas songs. It was a really cool event and I look forward to going again next year!

Girl Time...

Auntie Becky showing me the tricks of the trade

Playing gently with girls' hair makes them relax

Cuddling and hanging out with two beautiful ladies
I woke up from my nap to find Mommy's former roommates and close friends, Amber and Becky hanging out in our living room. I cuddled with them and Becky showed me how to play with Amber's hair gently. She said she was giving me tips for when I'm older...Mommy was happy to see that I was learning how to be gentle and not pull hair.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Santa Claus

The lights kept changing color in Santa's workshop
 It was like magic
Hanging out in Santa workshop
I held the bears hand while waiting in line
Sharing some giggles with Santa!
I think I was sugar crashing when this picture was taken
peppermint sucker=sugar overload!!!

Mommy and Daddy took me to go see Santa Claus at the Bellevue Mall! I had a blast checking out Santa's workshop and hanging out with Santa. He was really cool and even tickled me! Afterwards he gave me a peppermint sucker and a plush teddy bear. I was pretty stoked.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dancing to Christmas Music

Dancing to music is one of my favorite things to do. Mommy recently introduced me to Christmas music, which I like a lot. Daddy took a couple videos of me showing off my dance moves so I thought I would share!

Decorating the Christmas Tree

I had my own way of decorating the Christmas Tree this year. 
It was a lot of fun!