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Happy Christmas! 


Let me tell you what we did over the weekend.


We went to the Bank of America headquarters to see the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra.  Apparently this is a Charlotte “thing” – Leonard and his animatronic orchestra give free daily performances of Christmas songs throughout the holidays. I thought Henry would enjoy it.


It was a hit with the other kiddos.  They all stood REALLY close to the bears and danced to their songs…


Meanwhile, my brave boy wouldn’t move from my lap or the safety zone of the stroller!  I think he was super scared of the bears. They were kind of creepy…


BUST!!! Maybe next year, he will think they are cool.


Claire slept through the whole thing in her Ergo.  Hah.  This is currently a running theme in her life – she sleeps all the time (I am not complaining). 


Afterwards, we went and got pizza.  Henry was excited for that.  So was I!  Claire stayed asleep, obviously.


The bears weren’t fun, but Henry loved driving a broken car video game. He did it foreeeeever, and we had to drag him away.  Toddler are awesome.


Other than that outing, we’ve been laying pretty low – but now we’re doing something REALLY exciting.  I can’t wait to tell you about our big Christmas surprise!  <3 <3 <3


Happy Holidays from my family to yours.  <3



  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 25, 2014, 7:53 am

    Happy Holidays to you, as well!

    I definitely can’t blame the kid…talk about creepy bears!

  • Becky December 25, 2014, 4:12 pm

    The downtown mall in Milwaukee has that exact same bear orchestra …name and all. My 2 year old found it entertaining but did not want to be too close either. Can’t wait to hear the big surprise 🙂

  • Samantha / the Mama Notes blog December 25, 2014, 4:57 pm

    she is just too sweet sleeping! I loved our ergo!

  • Amanda December 26, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Merry belated Christmas! I can’t blame Hery, they’d have scared me too. It’s a cute idea though.

  • Nancy December 26, 2014, 3:25 pm

    A surprise!!!! I can’t wait!

  • Sagan December 26, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Yep, I’m with Henry – those bears are a liiiiitttle on the creepy side 😉 Neat idea, though!

    Looks like you had a really nice little outing.

  • Traci December 28, 2014, 3:40 am

    Merry Christmas! I think the bears are adorable, but I could see how they’d be scary/creepy. :]

  • Courtney! December 28, 2014, 6:58 pm

    I’m with Henry. Animatronic animals are terrifying. Even today, you couldn’t pay me to peek under the curtain at Chuck E Cheese.

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