reindogs, trains, and flowers

yesterday, we did our first festive event of the 2009 holiday season...we went to the atlanta botanical gardens for the reindog parade and holiday train display!  we had so much fun! the weather was perfect for the occasion- chilly and gray- and jack loved strolling around outside. here are a few of the dogs that entered into the parade and contest:

there was even a cindy lou!  this family with their two dachshunds won first place.

the dogs, below, were our favorites!  their gingerbread outfits were adorable!

(love the tutu and leg warmers for the gingerbread woman costume!)

and here's the train display:

(i love train displays...they remind me of our train set that ran under our christmas tree when i was little)

after a fun and festive holiday outing and lunch, we came home and snuggled on the couch and watched our first holiday movie of the year, the family stone, while drinking homemade eggnog lattes.  this is the most wonderful time of the year!

(jack wearing his "santa's favorite" outfit with santa claus feet- a gift from nonna and pops)