Saturday, December 1, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas--2018 Georgetown Stroll

It's an annual tradition for our family to attend the Georgetown Stroll each December.  It's a wonderful way to welcome the Christmas season.  Usually we attend the parade on Saturday morning, followed by a visit to the stroll. However, this year we decided to attend after the Big 12 Championship Game (which was extra big this year since a lot was on the line for Oklahoma).  We were extremely excited that Oklahoma was able to avenge their one loss of the year to Texas.  After we watched OU win (Boomer Sooner!) we headed to the stroll. 
Surprisingly, the line wasn't too long for this HUGE inflatable slide.  So after our meal at the new Georgetown location of Greenhouse craft food, we stood in line for the slide.

Apparently it wasn't quite exciting enough for Luke, so he decided to add a big jump at the end.

Luke was excited to play these inflatable sports games, which happened to have no line!

Look how close he came to threading the needle with that football!

The kids enjoyed designing ornaments for free.

Abbey said "Hello" to the Texas Stars Hockey mascot.

And she said "hi" to a HUGE nutcracker.
 Our favorite part of the Georgetown Stroll each year is the Bethlehem Village.  A local church transforms this part of the stroll into a village that was similar to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.  There is even a live nativity, with real animals. 

Learning about how they dyed fabrics back then.

Learning how they turned wheatberries into flour.

grinding the wheat.

getting some snacks at the market.

This part of the village is so precious.  The sweet volunteers make a "baby Jesus" doll while telling the children about the story of Jesus.

After watching the live nativity, we headed out of the Bethlehem village and wasted no time getting to the Home Depot tent.  Abbey was extremely excited about this and had been talking about it since the second she saw a child wearing the Home Depot apron shortly after we arrived to the stroll.  They let the kids choose from several different projects.  Luke chose to make an airplane and Abbey chose to build a race car.   Luke was excited to do the whole thing on his own with no assistance.   

The finished product.
It was fun to be there while the sun set--we got to see all the beautiful lights come on.

Drew grabbed the camera and got a photo of me--to prove I do exist.

Family selfie under the twinkly lights.

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