Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve Eve

My family has a tradition of going to downtown Seattle on the day before Christmas Eve, or as we like to call it, Christmas Eve Eve. Andrew was already to go in his hat and mittens from Papa Robin and Grandma Dawn. And he is wearing a sweater that my grandma knit for me when I was a baby.
We met my family at the link light rail in Tukwila. Andrew loved seeing Nana and riding the train.
When we arrived in downtown we walked to the Cheesecake Factory, and found out it was a long wait. We put our name in and then headed to the Sheraton to look at the amazing gingerbread houses. This year they had a theme of Christmas movies, so each house was based off of a classic Christmas movie. We decided not to wait in the loooong line, and instead just walked by them. We didn't get a close look, but it was enough. It still wasn't time for us to go back to the Cheesecake Factory so we walked to the Convention Center, took a picture by the Christmas tree and then Andrew spotted the fountain. He loved the fountain. He kept saying "ooohhh". Of course Uncle Justin had fun watching it with him too.
Then we went back to the restaurant to wait for our turn. We had a nice dinner and had fun tasting bits of each others meals. By the end of our meal it was time to catch the train back home so we could put Andrew to bed. It was a fun evening, and helped get us ready to celebrate Christmas.

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