Snowflakes actually fell, and sort of stuck to the already-wet ground, on Thanksgiving night. Then we went to a Christmas parade, shopped a craft fair and toured a Christmas lights display while in and around Highland, Ill., where my brother-in-law John and sister-in-law Christine live. We spent Friday and Saturday there.
Cate, of course, enjoyed being with her 6-month-old cousin Mae Rose.
We bundled up for a nighttime Christmas parade that turned out to be one of the best parades I’ve seen. And I’ve seen a lot of parades. This parade included a fire-breathing dragon, fake snow from a float, several lit-up floats and Santa on a traveling rooftop.
Cate has seen enough parades to know what to do. Wave. And collect candy.
Cate rode a camel, which was one of the activities at Our Lady of the Snows, which also included Christmas lights that told the story of Jesus’ birth. Ben wanted to ride too …