Tradition that we go every year. The first year I can recall was 7 years ago while in labor with T - I was trying to get that stubborn little one out. Since then, we never miss a year. I really wanted to take Ms. M this year. It was the one outing I insisted we do while she was here.
It was a bonus she took some photos of us so
we could use them on our Christmas card. This year, we stayed longer
than we ever have - 2 1/2 hours. Usually after an hour we are done. The
time went so quickly. We learned that next year we need to bring our own
sugar cookies for Baby and T - they like to eat their way through the
garden and we cannot keep donating to get cookies!
was also unusually warm this year. Last year we went after the first
snow of the year. This year it was closer to 45 degrees. We still
bundled up but did not need snow boots or suits. This was BB's second year - last year she kept me warm when I carried her in the Ergo. She, like the other kids, loved the trains. So glad they come back each year.
Photos from our longest trip ever to the winter garden...