Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowflake Lane

While the malls here in the Seattle area aren't quite up to the same caliber as the Boise Towne Square Mall, they do have there own certain charm and attraction. The calendar kiosks, the shootings, and of course what mall would be complete without an Orange Julius? There is one fun family oriented marketing event that the Bellevue Square Mall has that the Boise Town Square mall does not...Snowflake Lane. For the 3 or 4 weeks preceding Christmas they ooze holiday spirit, which only could compare to the live ballerina and toy soldier music boxes that the old Parkcenter Mall had in it's glory days. They recruit high school kids to join their "marching" band down the main street outside the mall and play holiday music, complete with Drummer Boys, Winter Princesses, Rudolphs, Frostys, Penquins, some rather Creepy looking Polar Bears, and bubbly snow. Troy had no idea what was going on, other than being warmly nestled in the baby bjorn, and the loud music did not interrupt his mellow, yet happy, personality. Brooklyn, however, was wide eyed and curious. These costumed characters didn't look like Barney or Baby Bop, although I must say they have to be ten times better! She did have a bit of an anxiety attack when Frosty made a move toward her from his perch on the stairs. But she later forgave him long enough to make a solemn face while standing next to him in daddy's arms. They do a great job of instilling the holiday spirit, as was evidenced by the smiles on everyones faces. Brooklyn may have even danced for a moment or two on top of one of the boxes. In all, it was a fun family "out" evening!!



6 comments:

The McLinn Clan said...

How fun!! That brings back SO many memories...I nannied in Redmond for a few years. I love that area...You guys look chilly! Has it been pretty cold?

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

It's been down in the 20's and teens the past week or so. VERY cold for this area! We've been getting a bunch of snow too! That's so crazy you nannied here!

Rani and Will said...

Seattle looks like tons of fun! Your kids are dolls! Man you must be busy... I just think how Calvin keeps me on my toes, and now you've got two! You look gorgeous in your Christmas party outfit too! Anyhow, I get my Patience Brewster stuff at a little place across from Walmart on Fairview, called Petals and Stems. I'm sure Seattle is filled with oodles of places that carry her stuff!

Heather and Don said...

Great pictures! Great memories! Love Brooklyn's pink puffy coat! Are you ready for Christmas? How much snow do you have? Love, Heather

Carrie said...

Okay, that place is Holly's worst nightmare! She was scared just looking at the pictures of those creepy people dressed up. She is seriously, seriously afraid of people in costumes like that. Santa came to her class at school and she ran screaming out of the room. Paige laughted as she looked at the pictures of the snowman. Glad you guys are having a fun Christmas!

Rod said...

Snowflake Lane! We miss that. If only there was a place where we could get Snowflake Lane and A Night in Bethlehem in the same town (and afford a house in it). Looks like they stepped it up even more this year. Did you have real snow the night you went?