Friday, December 11, 2009

Festival of Trees!

My Mom came to visit us on Wednesday and we headed out in the freeeezing air to enjoy the delicacies of The Cheesecake Factory before perusing our way through a local museum to view their Festival of Trees. It was a delightful time! And here are pictures. Because I take lots of pictures.

Here I am eating Godiva Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory. Our waiter, Mark, informed us that some ladies had ordered the same cheesecake earlier, only they had pronounced it "Go Diva" rather than Godiva. So, naturally, we referred to our cheesecake as "Go Diva" cheesecake from that point on, adding a bit of an Arkansan twang just to make it stick. :)

The trees! Tall, short, green, white, bedecked in lights, bedecked in paper ... all very lovely. This is one row of many. It was so fun!

Cub also loved the trees. His facial expressions were priceless!

We ventured upstairs to view their large gingerbread collection. This was too fun. There were so many creative displays! This was my personal favorite.

Okay, so maybe THIS was my favorite. :) Cub was such a champ and didn't touch anything. I was very proud of him, really. This is something I'm experiencing now in his stage of life. As he learns rules and boundaries, he abides by them very well for the most part. But, then there are days where he is just exceptionally good. Those days are amazing. This was one of those days and I felt a new kind of pride as a parent. Apparently, there are several types of parental pride. :)

Then we headed to the actual museum and Cub enjoyed some lovely pieces of art. Here his Memere is showing him a scene from New England. He seems very interested!

And here we are at the end of our adventure. A fun time was had by all and I'm so glad we remembered the camera so we could document it!

Thank you for coming along with us. :)

Have a lovely day!


  1. The picture of him looking at the art is priceless! ...I tried to avoid the first photo of the cheesecake, because...well, it made me jealous. ;)

  2. Love that shot of him with your mom. Such a fun day with a happy boy!