It still amuses us both that what shuts schools and streets down here in New Mexico wouldn’t even be a delay in Ohio and probably considered a dusting in Vermont. Having said that, we’ll take what we can get when we can get it! For one of us, it was the first time ever seeing snow, while the other two got to see it for the first time again through his eyes. 😀
We were pretty excited to get a snowfall so Xion could experience the white stuff for himself.
Sadly, we didn’t have suitable snow clothes for the little guy so there was no rolling around in it to make snow angels. We did, however, bring the snow directly to him. Yeah, we are cool parents, we know. 😉
Rio Rancho had their first ever Winterfest over the weekend, so we decided to check out all the fun. They kicked everything off with ice skating but we passed on that since, well, Xion can’t even walk yet. 😉 We made it just in time to see the parade that was underway.
While you can’t see it all that great in this picture, it was really impressive how many luminarias they had set up for the event. Over 10,000 were aflame.
We headed over to the city center to see if we could meet Santa and have some hot apple cider. We saw fireworks in the sky on our walk over. The line was pretty crazy to see Santa, but Xion did get to meet his pal, Elmo, in person. He wasn’t sure what to think.
These are photos from the evening we just like despite them being dark, blurry, or otherwise imperfect. We are pretty sure that’s what makes them so perfect after all.
We decided to cap the night with a dinner at one of Woz’s favorite restaurants, Flying Star. Xion decided he had other plans.
The first Flint family holly day season is off to a magical start. Next stop, Santa Fe. 😀