Friday, December 21, 2012

Opryland Hotel & School Party

 After our Santa adventure at Basspro we had promised Charli to a night at Opryland Hotel to see the lights. When I visit this hotel, it still never ceases to amaze me that it was underwater during the floods. It is such a beautiful building and they whipped it right back into shape, so quickly.

But $20 + taxes to view their lights and walk my legs off was a bit ridiculous - all while carrying a diaper bag and taking turns of Bryar.

Best thing of our walking in circles adventure had to be this beautiful mirror. Bad thing is it costs $9,000 so Curtis shot it down pretty quickly. But he did buy Charli and I something from this store for Christmas.

I was really hoping that we could of made more of trip to Opryland but it was late and we were all very tired so we exited out pretty quickly. After searching for our door exit for 15 minutes..lesson learned to look at signs a tad bit better.

Sunday night when we returned from our trip to Nashville, Bryar very quickly came down with croup. Thankfully, on Tuesday since I was not able to keep kids since Bryar is contagious Curtis was home to watch him and I went to Charli's Christmas party for her classroom.

I was so surprised when I walked in and could see this jolly old man sitting in the front of the room. He was great looking and was able to stay for the entire party. He read the Night Before Christmas, and The Christmas Gift. He honestly read them outloud wonderfully and seemed so "real" except for his green binder that he pulled out a time or two.

 He let each kids come sit on his lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Charli picked to tell him that she wanted a horse. Yikes...

Before I left from the party, Charli's teacher told me about a card that she had made for Curtis and I. She said that it was "truly a treasure" and reminded me how sweet Charli is. I did infact make Charli ride the bus home from school so she could give her bus driver a Christmas gift. They are sometimes not thought of as much as other staff. But I remember how much I loved my bus driver as a kid, and hope that Charli's just as great as he was to my sister and I.

Curtis and I read her card together, and I cried like a baby...

"Dear Mommy and Daddy,
I hope we ge lots of presents, Gunner too. I have the best Mommy and I have the best Daddy and the best brother and the best dog. I have every thing I want.
Love, Charli"


Jamie said...

Awe, that letter is adorable!

Brian & Ashley said...

Love Charli Beth's letter to Santa!

Kenj said...

You have the cutest kids.. they are going to be such great people in this world. All due to the parenting they receive! Have a very merry christmas and new year!

Erin said...

Cute.. you look so good!!!

Tales from the Trails said...

Such a precious family. I hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!

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