Friday, December 05, 2008

Grapevine Christmas Parade

Thursday night, my Mom, Dad, Mother-In-Law, Ella and myself went to the Grapevine Christmas Parade. I can not tell you how much I heart Grapevine! It is like a small town tucked into a large city. It's the best of both worlds and I love it. If I could choose a place to live at this point in our lives, it would definitely be Grapevine.

Here are some pics. It was SO COLD, which made the mood even more Christmasy.

Ella spent the majority of the time on Granddad's shoulders! Prime parade watching spot.

Ella waived for an hour straight at every float. She has the little princess wave down.

Ella started to get a little cold on Granddad's shoulders, so this Mama got some snuggle time.

Grandma got some snuggle time too!

Ella flipped out when Santa came by! In fact, every time another float stopped in front of us, Ella would scream, "No, we want Santa!" I'm glad they couldn't hear her on the float or it might have hurt their feelings. :-)

This is Ella's 3rd Christmas and she is BY FAR more excited about it than the past 2 years. It makes it a million times more fun.

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Murrell Family said...

Looks so fun! I'm sad we didn't get to go with you...we need some Christmas cheer to start the holidays off!

Smith Family said...

Janelle, how much fun! We are about to do the same thing in Frisco and Campbell can't wait. Does Ella get the whole Santa thing? Campbell is just counting down the days. Your pictures are too cute.

Holly said...

I love that Ella will keep on her cold-weather clothing. Ours have always peeled it off way too soon.

I love Grapevine, too! In fact the Bass Pro Shop Embassey suites is our favorite hotel. Chris can spend all day in BPS and I can go to the mall :)

Your scarf is so cute!
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, Janelle.

Becca said...

I am so jealous! We didn't get to go to the parade this year! It is always so much festive fun!

Amanda said...

Oh how fun! I miss Grapevine!

Mindy said...

Looks like an awesome parade!
Our's wasn't quite so electric....


MamaCass said...

Tobey is excited this year too although I can't seem to convince him that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday and not his birthday. Grapevine IS a fun little city. I would move there in a heartbeat.

Helen said...

So the 3rd one is the magic one, huh? Can't wait to see more pics, looks like she's already having a great month!