Monday

 Donner (or Blitzen, not sure which) made a dramatic entrance when we went to see Santa's reindeer. He came in prancing and rearing and trying to escape his traces. I felt for him, but at the same time I was vibrating with Christmas magic as I watched his gorgeous reindeer antics! For a few minutes, I was completely able to suspend my adult disbelief...
 Daddy and Q on their way to see the reindeer.

 Luckily for us, we just happened to run into Q's friend Amelia and her family, who were dressed in the most amazing Nordic finery for the occasion!
Oh, and it was only Q's THIRD consecutive day of meeting with Santa. She was so overwhelmed with hero worship that she somehow failed to notice that it was not the same Santa she'd seen the day before. Usually, she's much more canny. But I think on this occasion she was suspending her disbelief as well.
 After Santa and reindeer, we perused the garden center - new to us - which happens to have the most amazing cactus garden I've ever had the good fortune to experience in the state of Colorado.
 Oh, and the hanging strawberry baskets! They smelled like heaven.
 And should I even mention the poinsettia aisles?? Every variety known to man, and a few that I think might have arrived from outer space.
 I love cacti, it's kinda my thing...
 ...but Irish mosses just make me swoon. Probably why I married an Irishman.

 Q cavorting among the holiday plants!
 She was very full of silly.

Stopping for hot mulled cider and cookies on the way out.

11 comments:

henzy said...

Adorable. I love her outfit.. that sweater and those boots are so cute.

Yoli said...

Swooning over the reindeer!! You guys are so fortunate to live in a place that has all the seasons. Where did you get her little sweater and boots?! They are darling!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Sweater is from GapKids and the boots I got on Zappos but can't remember the brand - it was something I hadn't heard of before.

lindsay said...

I must ask... your leggings and boots, what brand are they? Love your style!

Michele said...

Wonderful blog! Can you tell me where you went to see the reindeer? I'm new to Colorado and would love to take my daughter. The snow and cold has been so fun!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Lindsay my wool leggings are from J.Crew and they also have gorgeous ones at Free People. My favorite item of clothing this winter! Leg sweaters!!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Michele, the reindeer were at Echter's Garden Center and at Paulino Gardens last weekend, and I bet they have them someplace this coming weekend as well. Also, check out this website: http://www.laughingvalleyranch.com/santaclaus.htm

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Sorry, and Lindsay, my boots are Pajar, and they ROCK! Best. Snowboots. Ever.

Michele said...

Thank you so much!

kenza said...

Precious! Precious! I am so happy when I visit you.

Ling said...

i just love her red, red boots!