Even though we have to resort to fake snow to feel like it’s winter, Hollywood sure knows how to celebrate the season!
I took Adele up to Universal CityWalk this weekend to see the giant tree and meet the big man in Red!
(Let me back up a sec to let you know this is our SECOND time up here this week. We tried to see Santa a few days prior, but somebody (ahem, me!) forgot to put the chip in the camera! Oy. We enjoyed that night anyways by being there in time to see the nightly snowfall there! That was cool.)
Anyways, fast forward to today. In the morning, we did a Gymboree class that was really fun and awesome. Adele had a blast and then promptly passed out in the car when it was over. She slept for THREE hours in her carseat. Long enough for me to trek across town, go to the mall (to shop for gifts AND try on clothes myself!), go home, drive to Universal, park, get Starbucks, walk around and STILL wait around for her to wake up for another 20 minutes or so!
When Adele woke up, I changed her into a red dress (which was actually EJ’s (Irving’s sister) when she was little!
Adele woke up all happy and was calling the tree ornaments ‘apples’. She was in a great mood, so I stepped in line and introduced her to Santa. She was not impressed. I sat her on his lap… and thus resulted in this:
Best Santa photo ever. Of course I felt bad for her, but I was also super excited that my child now joins the ranks of millions who have had traumatizing Santa experiences. It’s a right of passage, right? That photo was worth every penny of the $23 they charged me. (By the way, it was FREE the other night we were there… except somebody forgot the camera chip, remember?) But it was worth it for the above photo, am I right?!
As soon as I swooped in to save her from Santa, she was back in good spirits again. And HUNGRY!
We wandered around Citywalk a little longer (taking all of the photos you see in this post).
Back at home, I snapped a few more, because I couldn’t resist how adorable she looked today.
Side note: In the photo below, Adele was looking at the swaying chandelier that I hit with my head while standing on a chair taking this picture. HAHA
And because everyone loves comparison photo, here’s last year’s too!
Happy Holidays, everyone!