Christmas has arrived

Sierra didn’t really care about Rudolph.

She did like the lights that Mom put up on the house.  She also got to walk around the street and see everyone’s lights.  As you can see, Ottawa doesn’t have any snow at the moment.  I have to say no snow is a bummer, but at the same time makes things a little more convenient (like when you want to take a walk around the block with Sierra).

An elf showed up in the house to help us decorate!

Here is the elf helping with some decorations.  We only broke one glass ball and then realized how silly it was to even try to have glass balls around the tree!

Master Yoda overseeing the operation.

Once again, the Vars Optimist Club arranged for Santa to visit the kids of the community and hand out some gifts.  It was a fun event with all the kids singing Christmas carols.  Note: I need to learn my Christmas carols in French!  Sierra was very appreciative to be around all the kids having fun and wants to thank the Optimist Club for putting on an amazing event.

The fun didn’t end after the Santa event…there was still the tree lighting event at the Anglican Church!  I had completely forgot about that as I cozied up in the living room with only the lights from the Christmas tree and a beer in hand.  Good thing we remembered to head out!  We love how everything is walking distance in Vars.  We hung out on some hay bales and chatted with a few people while waiting for the tree to be lit up.

There it is in all its glory.  The angel on the top even has a name…Angela!  The firefighters help put it on top each year. 

Too bad the phone doesn’t take great pictures at night.  At least you can see the great moon that was out!  It was a nice warm evening as well hovering around zero degrees.  Sierra saw plenty of action this day and conked out pretty fast when we got home around 7:30pm.  She has been waking up around 4:30am for ten minutes and going back to sleep, but she didn’t even do that last night so she must have been exhausted.


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