Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let the Season Begin!

We usually begin our celebration of the Christmas season by attending the Santa Claus Parade in Fredericton. Needless to say, we'll be missing that this year, but we also missed the parade in London last weekend, and found out about St. Thomas's version too late yesterday evening. However, I had heard that Toronto's Santa Claus Parade was going to be broadcast this afternoon, and I thought it would be fun to make an event of it at our house.

I checked the listings and discovered that the coverage would begin at 4:30. I spent much of the afternoon working on that wretched cabinet (see yesterday's post), but at 4:00 I got ready and headed out to pick up a few things to make our "Welcome Christmas" celebration special. I got home just as the parade was starting and set to work making a batch of natchos to have for supper while we watched the largest Christmas parade in the world. The kids loved it, and so did the mom and dad, and even though we weren't freezing on a sidewalk, we were making a memory.

In three days we'll be off to Indiana to celebrate American Thanksgiving with the Moores, which I know is the official beginning of the Christmas season south of the border. But I've decided that at our house it has already started! Welcome Christmas! Come and stay for awhile!


  1. Give Peter a hug for me! Hang in there with the cabinet. I'll be nice when it's done.

  2. Mmm... nachos and watching a parade indoors? Sounds awesome to me! have fun with Peter and Ellen. Say hello for us too.

  3. Mmmm. Nachos!

    I am allowing the kids to play one Christmas song every morning between now and December 1st. The excitement is mounting. We haven't seen a parade yet this year though - I think there is one coming up soon that they are in, but need to check dates.