On Sunday afternoon as we were driving home from seeing Santa (picture to come), all our neighbors were out in the drive enjoying the falling snow. They invited us to come out too and we had every intention of doing so after we changed clothes, but Ellie decided she wanted none of it. Nothing was going to get her out of her new favorite purple dress and out into the cold.
When I went back outside about 20 minutes later to tell them we weren’t coming out, Heidi invited us to go with her and Logan to Swanson’s Nursery to meet the reindeer and get hot chocolate.
This proved to be a big enough incentive to get Ellie changed and outside.
Swanson’s is all decked out for Christmas and we couldn’t resist some holiday festivities. Part of the draw this time of year is the three reindeer, one camel (I had forgotten how big they are!), one miniature donkey, and a big train display (with an Egypt/Raiders of the Lost Ark theme??). Although we were really cold, it was a great little excursion.