we headed to Christmas on the sqare at 5. matt went to work that morning, but came home early, partly because everyone else did, and partly because he wasn't feeling well. and since laney's been congested, he kept her home that night too. it was 32°, so we bundled tight! i must be on a grey kick, cause addie's got a new grey coat, and last years grey gloves, hat, and scarf. then she found the shades so her eyes wouldn't get cold.
after the carriage ride i'm pretty sure i had frost bite on my ballet flat wearing tootsies, so we checked out the cars and the silent auction, and then it was time for santa to ride into town and light the tree. we all lined the streets to see santa ride in after the fire trucks.
we decided to go to salsas to celebrate with our college student who i got 0 pictures of. in my defense, she was with ryan all day, but then she did meet us at salsas, so that was nice. lex and chris had been promising the little girls a sleepover since lex got home, so last night they finally made good on it. i snuck down to get a picture. now, if i was a good mom, i would have looked at the picture and seen that poor frankie was completely uncovered, but i didn't actually notice that until i went to bed, at 3:30. by that point i figured she'd probably moved and was fine, so no use going back down. ;)
it was a good black friday!