Monday, December 7, 2009

two years in a row is a tradition, right?

we joined the beckers for the annual phoenix festival of lights and had a fabulous time... those beckers make it hard to NOT have a good time with them. we went to their house first for some hot chocolate and treats, then bundled up for the freezing (yes, even for us thin-skinned arizonians it was about 35 degrees) weather to watch the parade.

(look how pretty fawn is?? there are many things that are unfair in this world, and she is one of them.)

we actually busted out the winter coats for this event.

here's leah in hers:

caleb in his:

ben and i in ours:

i figured i'd document it because it's probably the one night we'll actually use them this year. and i'm not bragging about this, it feels like such a waste to have to buy warm gear when we know we'll hardly get any use out of it. luckily caleb's on the slight side so he wore his from last year. but i'm pretty sure miss-double-chin will outgrow hers before the week is up. (and no, i'm not talking about myself. but thanks for asking.)

there were a couple of other families who joined us this year, and we had so much fun with all of them. i'm pretty sure caleb had the best time though, since all the kiddos his age were ladiessssss. he got his mojo on, and i had to remind him several times to leave the girlies alone so they could enjoy the parade.

"but mom! they think i'm funny! i'm making them laugh!" was his reply.
who is this? my 4 year old? good grief.

anyway, here are some more pictures for your enjoyment:

(warning: MAJOR double chin alert. isn't it awesome?
relax ben, i'm not talking about you.)

the big man in red with a bowl full of jelly brought up the rear in the final float and i yelled out to him what i wanted for christmas.

i made sure it was inaudible though, so that there wouldn't be any other listening ears leaning into cheat. (will let you know if santa delivers. :)

we had such a fun night and are eagerly awaiting to do it in 365 more days.
hooray for tradition!

PS-i just had to throw this in. anyone see a resemblance?? maybe less cute, more scarf? yeah they would be pretty much twins. "show me how the piggies eat!"


The Foster Bunch said...

Oh Lyndsi you know how to make me laugh. I would love to sqeeze on those adorable little cheeks. She is such a cutie. There is nothing cutier then chubby little babies. Great job on keeping with the tradiion, it looked like a lot of fun. Enjoy that weather because you could be freezing in the negatives with us. SO COLD!!!!

Fawn Becker said...

You made me blush ;) I am so glad you guys came again this year. OH and it is a full on tradition & my favorite one! I am serioulsy already excited for next year & to
see more of Caleb's funky dance moves!

Fawn Becker said...

oh and I forgot to tell you that night but I LOVED your peacoat--LOVED! I had a peacoat one & I left it in Fran's car & it was stolen :( Sad, Sad day. But, nonetheless, yours was FABULOUS!

Marci Ward said...

You babies! Out there in your winter gear in 35 degree weather....8-14 inches of snow coming our all are lightweights!
Glad you had fun. Love pictures and you better not give your daughter a complex about her chin:)

S and RA Beazer said...

There's something wrong with all these pictures, your light weight jackets. So Wrong, as i wrap up in a blanket trying to keep warm in this -2 weather. Glad you could have fun and enjoy.

Nicole said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of you and Ben!