Christmas Activities!

Although we’ve been pretty occupied with finishing the school semester and finding a house/packing/moving, we were able to spend our weekend doing some fun Christmasey things, thanks to our awesome families!

On Saturday, after my mom and I ran a highly successful garage sale (the sale only made a combined total of around $150, but oh well!), we headed out to the Cone’s country house for some holiday fun.

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Auntie Em made some special vegan gingerbread cookies to decorate!

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Showing off the fruits of his labors πŸ™‚

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For a toddler, THIS is what it’s all about…

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Gregory loved this little train/music player. He pushed it over and over again, saying, ” ‘GAIN!” and “bye train!”

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Showing Dadda

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Delighted!

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Nana and Gregory making some pine-CONE ornaments!

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Finished and so proud!

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Decorating Nana and Poppa’s tree

After dinner at the Cone’s, we headed over to Vine Street, a Paso Robles’ tradition dating back long before I was a kid! I have great memories of participating in this event when I was super little, so it was neat to take my own kids! The whole thing is a lot bigger than I remember it though– 25,000+ participate every year!

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AJ was NOT COOL with how cold it was!

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G kept warm with an Ernie beanie πŸ™‚

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All of the neat Victorian houses are decorated oh-so-pretty!

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G’s favorite part was getting to pet the sheep. He was pretty zonked out during the live Nativity scene, or that probably would have been his favorite!

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And, of course, everyone’s favorite Vine Street event– Ebenezer Scrooge’s house! This guy has been doing his Ebenezer-thing for 20+ years now. 6 or 7 years ago, he sold the house to move to Oregon, but with one stipulation in the contract– that they let him come back every year to perform! Now THAT’S dedication!

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