Ahhh, the Prairie Lights of Grand Prairie, TX…gotta love ‘em. Its an annual Steece tradition. Here are some pics from earlier in December with Papa and cousin Carter. We had a blast! (please note: you are driving less than 1 mph, so yes- the children are allowed to roam around the “cabin”…and BOY did they love it!)
Ethan getting a head start on that learner’s permit
Cousin Carter having an interesting conversation with Frosty the Snowman…finished with a sweet little wave.
Andrew trying to “assist” with the driving of the burb
Ummm..okay…now we have 3 out of 4 quads IN the DRIVER’S seat. (ha. this is what I feel like on any given day…get it? the KIDS are in the driver’s seat?…nevermind)
Awwww…. gummy smiles. Me and Drew.
the “Tweedles” (as Auntie Gen likes to refer to E & A)
Hmmm..okay, not gonna lie. This one’s a toughie. I’m gonna take a stab at it and say Andrew on the left, Ethan on the right. (yep, I was right—I went back and looked at the other pictures)
Having SO much fun! Sweet Carter LOVED looking at all of the lights! Especially sitting in Papa’s lap!
The kid’s favorite light scene: the "Abombidomidabido Snowman” (as we like to call ‘em)
Time to get out and ride the free rides! (Yes, this little light tour is pretty dern cool. You DFW peeps should make the trek out to Grand Prairie sometime during December…groovy set up). Joe being a nerd…as usual. God love him. (Ben left, Ethan right)
Sweet Savi and her rooster?
Drew havin’ fun!
Back in the ‘ole burb to finish out the lights. Love Ethan staring at me in the side mirror.
Savi’s sweet smile
Cooooold wind in our face…but well worth it.
Oooooooo….the tunnel of lights!
So, it has kinda become our annual Steece family tradition to do the Grand Prairie Lights again on NYE- as a family. It is a drastic change to how Joe and I used to spend New Years Eve (a short pause for reflection……sigh)---but SO special to enjoy it with our kiddos. (AND because NO ONE, and I mean, NO. ONE. goes to the lights on NYE- so we practically have the place all to ourselves!) We brought Uncle Col, Aunt Ashley, and cousin Carter along for the ride as well!
This picture is from NYE morning. We were getting ready to run errands with the kids and Sav says, “Mama! We match! Let’s take a picture!”…so cute. So we did. Love her.
Leaving our house to hit the Lights! Drew, Me, Sav (and her triple chin- lol), Ben, Joe, and E-bud.
Quads taking over the cockpit again! (Ben leading the way)
Ridin’ the carousel! Woo hoo!!! (in between funnel cake consumption and Holiday Light Shows in the tent)
Collinsky and Carter-man
Crazy-A-Joe and his Crazy-A-faces. (I do believe that this picture is almost identical to the previous carousel ride a month prior). NERD. (love you hunny!)
(In case you were wondering, Joe & I were in bed by 11pm…and barely made it to midnight- while falling asleep to “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the ‘ole DVD player- Joe’s favorite)
Ben, Joe, Andrew, Suz, Sav, Ethan, Collin, Carter, and Ashley
Hope you all had a safe, exciting (or relaxing) New Years celebration as well! Here’s hoping for a year filled with love & laughter…and for a fresh start/new beginning to re-focus & re-prioritize the things that are most important in our lives.
Blessings for 2011,