Tuesday, December 3, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3 - Winter Wonderland!

On Saturday we had our first Christmas family outing! We headed north to Lake Forest for dinner at our favorite sushi place and then after dinner we made our way to Vernon Hills to check out their Winter Wonderland drive through light display. We tried doing this last year but it did not go so well. Ethan was so little, the line was 2 hours long, and he ended up having a crying fit so we had to turn around without seeing the display. We got to see a little of it as we drove home and it looked awesome, so we knew we had to try again this year. I'm so glad we did because it was amazing and Ethan loved it!

We had a great dinner as always and even Ethan got in on the fun as Daddy fed him "goldfish sushi" with his chopsticks!

After dinner we headed to Starbucks to get some hot chocolate and make our way to the Winter Wonderland light display. I sat in back with Ethan so I could take him out of his car seat once we got inside the grounds.

As we got on the grounds I took Ethan out so he could see all of the lights. He loved it! They had all kinds of painted character cut outs that Ethan loved. He peered out the window to take everything in. It's so amazing to experience things like this with Ethan. To see the wonder in his eyes and hear the excitement in his voice just makes me so full of joy!

Standing by Dada and looking at the lights.

Sitting in the back with Mama

Ethan's favorite part, a choo choo!

The final display!

The lights were beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice. I'm so glad we were able to make it through this year. It was so much fun to see Ethan's reaction. I love that our little boy is in love with Christmas like we are! 

If you are around our area, you should definitely check out Winter Wonderland. Just make sure you get there when it opens if you go on a weekend, otherwise you will be sitting in your car for hours. 

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