We're in the middle of a drought in Abilene,
while some other parts of the country are getting pummeled with snow. We haven't had any precipitation in quite a while, and while I know that snow comes with its own set of problems, I can't help thinking about last year when we had a White Christmas.
ANYWAY, as part of the season's activities, we bundled up the little boy, and went to the Christmas Parade downtown.
I spent most of the time keepin' the stroller a'goin', because little boy wanted to keep a'movin' movin' movin, so I didn't really stop to take many photos
After the parade, the crowd usually piles into the Civic Center for the Lighting of the City Christmas Tree and to listen to the orchestra play.
After a couple of minutes, though, we had to duck into the next room, a huge multi-purpose hall, because the little boy was trying to tell us loudly that he had had enough of being strapped in and carried about. He was ready to romp!
Well, as was with every year, there was a performance by cheerleaders in there, and a small crowd had gathered to watch them do their flips and tumbles etc.
AND there was ample room for Jaxon to run to his heart's content.
We went by the Civic Center again last week, as the annual HEB Feast of Sharing was hosted there. This year, apparently, 7500 people were served food provided by HEB.
After filling our bellies with yummy food, we joined in the fun in the Children's Area, a part of the shindig that we never knew existed before - but then we didn't have Jaxon before this either.