SeaWorld does Christmas really, really well. Walking through the park, it just feels like Christmas time. There are lots of live musical acts, great food, and entertaining shows. The fireworks at the end of the night are a special treat too. And it’s truly a Christmas celebration, avoiding the politically correct “happy holidays” nonsense.
These two elves interact with kids and pose for photos. They’re one of many characters encountered while walking the park streets this time of year.Tweet
Quite the change from our spooky Halloween decorations, our house is now lit up for the Christmas season. We don’t go crazy with lights, but still put on a decent display. New this year are bright purple LED lights underneath our front yard tree, which has animated dripping icicle lights in it that look fantastic. We need more of them!Tweet
We got ourselves one fine lookin’ tree this year. But really, what Christmas tree isn’t great? After the branches fall a bit, we’ll decorate it with all kinds of shiny and sparkly things and wait for it to be packed with presents on Christmas morning. And I’m sure at some point our cat will end up sleeping underneath it.Tweet
As a result of doing this daily photo thing, I now know that my birthday is the 332nd day of the year. And this year I turned 31. Feels just like 30. And 29. And 28. And 12 for that matter. I wonder if I’ll still feel the same when I’m 80. Probably.
Michelle got me a bunch of great gifts for my birthday, including a “Toy Story” Sid T-shirt, Zelda Skyward Sword for Wii, Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS, Frankenstein and Dracula Universal Monsters figures, LEGO Black Pearl kit, Dr. Facilier WDCC piece, and a giant (and surprisingly sharp) Shredder statue/figure. And yesterday’s purchase of the Rocksmith video game was also an early birthday present of sorts. Good stuff!Tweet