Gotta love Zoo Lights! We enjoyed the lights on Monday and it turned out to be a perfect night with no rain. Mollie, Sophia's cousin came with us to enjoy some girl time.
Aren't they cute?! Sophia wouldn't go in the cave with me at first, so Mollie humored me and even posed for a picture:)
The girls liked playing on the playground and Mollie got stuck in her own spider web, haha!
TJ spoiled them and bought them a penguin light-up glow stick. They played with those all night and into the next day, so I guess it was worth it:)
I loved this tree!
We ended our night with the carousel ride. They were all smiles the whole time:)
After Zoo Lights, Mollie spent the night with us. These two girls talked all night and played so well together (it gave me a glimpse of future sleep overs with girls). Sophia had to have the air mattresses next to each other for her slumber party.
The only 2 girls on the Brown side (so far) have to stick together!!!
The weekend after Thanksgiving we have a tradition to go get our Christmas tree at good ol' Bacon's Tree Farm. We took TJ's clunker dunk (haha) truck, which he was very proud of. We decided to bundle Sophia up in her snow gear and boots to stay warm and so she wouldn't get all muddy.
Sophia thought this was a good size tree... I am so picky (just like my mom) about my tree. It has to be a Noble and it seems like we're always the last ones to cut one down. After about an hour search, we found it! It was about 10 ft tall, green, healthy, and smelled so good. Sophia was a trooper, but hungry and needed a nap by then...check out her face!
TJ doing the man thing. I even helped carry it out (probably not the best idea, ha!).
One happy family with a great tree in the back of the truck! I love this picture because TJ looks like a true hill-billy, hahaha!
Sophia was SOO excited to put up her little tree! She picked out pink glittery stocking ornaments and we already had the blue balls. Isn't it a beauty?
TA DA!!!!! (Don't look too closely at the top, we hadn't trimmed it yet).
It makes me so happy when I look at our tree. We've had many nights reading books, playing with the train, and visiting at night sitting by our tree:)
The day before Thanksgiving we went to a Christmas show called, "Forgotten Carols" at Ben Royal Hall in Seattle with some of my family and TJ's parents. We took the ferry over and had dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. Sophia's favorite is the brown butter and mazithra!
Here's the group shot! We were waiting to go in...
Once we got in, we had to wait some more to go to our seats, so we were entertained by some classic Seattle drama through the window...1 man that couldn't stand up, 4 police cars, etc. We found our seats and sat next to TJ's parents...
Sophia sat really well. She held her hands over her ears for awhile because she thought it was loud.
Our story began our senior year of high school when we started dating. After high school, I went off to college and we did the long distant thing with lots of visits, speeding tickets (TJ) and long phone calls. In September 2005 we got married and in January 2008 we were blessed with a beautiful girl, Sophia!