Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Horses, bears, and gingerbread




boy on carousel — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
We went downtown with some friends to ride the holiday carousel
and partake in ogling festoonery.

family on carousel — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
One set of said friends!
{Many of these pictures are Shannon's, by the by.
I'll credit them by linking them to her site.}

family — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays

balloon man making animals — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays

balloon sword — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Nothing says the holidays are here like a balloon sword.

huge menorah — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Happy Hanukkah!

blue painted Hanukkah trees — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays

teddy bear suite — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
We visited the hotel with the famous Teddy Bear Suite …

 — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
… where we got to witness a blatant display of naughty-list sexism.

Miners Landing gingerbread house — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
I did like this edible replica of one of Mikko's favorite waterfront haunts.

baby pointing at gingerbread house display case — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Alrik was also a fan.

toddler in front of teddy bears — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays

girl and toddler boy holding hands — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Aw!

boy and girl running down the sidewalk — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Then it was time to run to another hotel to see the gingerbread houses on display.
Well, some of us ran. Most of us walked.

Brothers Grimm gingerbread house — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Brothers Grimm castle

Brothers Grimm fairy tales list — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
How many of these fairy tales have you read?
If you want to brush up, might I suggest my favorite translation and
recommend you start with "Hans My Hedgehog"?
HI-larious (and not listed here — oversight, I'm sure).

Aladdin — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Aladdin and the sultan's palace

Little Mermaid — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Little Mermaid (and keep in mind this is all edible!)

Beauty and the Beast — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Beauty and the Beast

Narnia — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Step through the wardrobe into Narnia and meet with Father Christmas.

Alice in Wonderland — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
New-school Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland and White Rabbit — Christmas downtown Seattle meetup holidays
Vintage Alice and the White Rabbit.

I have to say I think it's amusing that this sweet-toothed display is
sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation … 
and that they give you a candy cane when you enter.

Then the boys and I were set loose to figure out our bus ride home
with altered routes and without a smartphone handy.
And we did. Yea!



You'll also love photos of Chilly Days over at Natural Parents Network! How chilly is it where you are?


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10 comments:

stevebethere said...

What a nice set of photos now i want a ride on it too :-)

Have a fantabulosa Christmas

Julie Maloney said...

What great memories to capture and share! Happy Holidays!

Joella said...

Oh wow, what fun! Those are some seriously impressive gingerbread creations!

And...um...maybe the candy canes were sugar-free? :x

Shannon Hillinger said...

@Joella, nope, but they did have calorie information printed on the package.

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks like a fun place.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/12/wordless-wednesday-running-through.html

Anna W said...

Awww... so precious! I can't imagine taking a bite out of the Gingerbread house, though, and messing it up.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Anna W: I do wonder if they ever actually get eaten!

Diana Chastain said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the top carousel picture and the baby wearing. The new school Alice in Wonderland, I believe, is from the one with Johnny Depp. Thanks for sharing! :)

http://mrsdchastain.blogspot.com

Emilee Roberts said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! I love all the pictures!

Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...

what a fun looking place to visit for the holidays! Looks like it took a balloon to finally coach a smile out of Mikko. Nice weather for looking at everything too.
Have a wonderful Christmas & Hanuka Season!

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