Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Wonderfest 2009

It's that time of year again. We went on our annual trip to Winter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier in Chicago. The first hour that we were there, Tia cried more than she smiled. She just couldn't figure out why she had to wait in line for each of the rides (she is royalty after all!). Once we figured out a plan, where D.R. would go on the ride with them, and I would run off to the next ride to stand in line for them, then things began to go a little better.

Here are some pictures from the day...

Mini Ferris Wheel

Our favorite, the Dragon Ride

The decorations alone are phenomenal, and worth the price of admission!

The kids were not at all happy with having to pose for a picture in front of the tree with Daddy. They just wanted to run and play!

The most exciting part of the day was when Tia got called up on stage to help with a performance. She was so proud and took her role seriously. I think she's a natural on the stage!


After the stage performance, and lunch, Tia kept asking if we could go to "her" hotel. We had stayed at the same place in September, so it was fresh in her memory. All she could think about was getting back there. I guess to a 4 year old, a nice hotel is a lot better than a winter festival! We did have a nice morning though. It's our family tradition. I always wanted to start one of those!

1 comment:

Nilu said...

Wow...BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

Glad to see Tia transformed! She's definitely not the shy girl anymore.