Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 5 - Christmas Stroll


On Day 5 of our Christmas Countdown, we decided it would be fun to participate in the Westerly, RI downtown Christmas Stroll. Westerly is a small town not far from our house, and it has all kinds of cool downtown shops.

Although the stroll wasn't quite all that had been promised in the write-ups online (I never saw the horse-drawn hay ride or live music, and the luminaries had mostly been blown out by the wind), it was still a fun evening. After strolling around and mostly window shopping, as we had three pairs of hands that would have just loved to touch all the cool breakables in the stores, we decided to visit Santa at Mel's Downtown Creamery.

After meeting Santa, the kids decided they had warmed up enough for ice cream, so we decided to have a little treat before heading home.

The girl loves pink!
Everyone says Ray looks just like his dad, do you see it?
See the fun mural on the wall behind us?

Do you like ice cream in the winter, or do you think of it as purely a summertime treat?


  1. That is fun ... we went to a local outdoor market last weekend and it was so christmassy - those are fun family holiday days to remember :)
    but I can't eat ice cream in the winter - not sure why, it's just one of those things LOL. I could eat it every day in the summer. hehe :)

    1. I have to admit, the ice cream didn't taste nearly as good as it does in the summer!

  2. I do think Baby Ray looks like his Dad...he also looks like McKenna. I think Nathen looks like his Dad you? Hannah looks just like you! I'd love to see a baby picture of you.....I bet you look so much like your cute little Hannah!

    1. Jill, I think Ray looks a lot like McKenna too! Nathan does look like Jared, but I also see much more of my family in Nathan than I do in Ray, who seems to be mainly Kirkpatrick. From the baby pictures I've seen, Hannah doesn't look much like me, but her curly hair is very similar to my sister Holly, whose hair is still naturally loosely curly.