Sunday, November 25, 2012

Let There Be Light.

Our friends invited us out tonight (or more aptly probably, they mentioned they were going and we invited ourselves) to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the St. Regis hotel in Dana Point. They've been taking Lexi since she was a tiny bean and promised a nice evening, and man, the St. Regis certainly delivered. And as always, the company was great too.

They have a fancy sand sculpture in the front lobby

They also had a chocolate sculpture, which smelled deeeelightful

Almost as good as the delicious hot chocolate I got to drink

And the cookie that Ellie scarfed as we were taking photos

The girls had a good time, and there was thankfully a lot of space for them to run around and play while waiting for the tree to be lit

Then there was plenty of oohing and aahing and even a little clapping from the girls

Santa and his elves were also there. I asked Ellie if she wanted to see him. SURPRISE, she did not

She did however, allow one more family photo (her and that dang hand. She still hasn't cut her two year molars. I also suspect she may have been hungry.)

We even got the girls and their mamas (and a hint of Smelly Cat over Ellie's shoulder)

It was nice that it was an early-ish event (the lighting happened at 5:30.) And since we opted NOT to wait in the astronomically long Santa line, we were free to go grab dinner and be home with time to spare for bath time and an early bed time. I can't believe Thanksgiving break is over and it's back to regular life tomorrow. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BEGINS! Hopefully I'll have a working kitchen by then, blergh.

Also, I love these candy cane palm trees, from our walk back to the car (we also opted not to stand in the insanely long valet line.)

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