Friday, November 25, 2011

A Very Pink Tradition

This is the third year that we've attended ridden the Pink Pig.  It has become a tradition with the Soergel-Harris clan, and this year we were lucky to have Wowo with us, as well.  There was no line for the ride, so we had time to shop a little (Hello, Godiva Candy Cane truffle!) before we headed out to dinner.  We even had time to stop by Tiffany at Phipps Plaza to order a very special gift for our son-in-tummy:

This year, dinner was at Maggiano's in the Buckhead section of Atlanta.  The food was so delicious, and we all had a great time.  We had a large round table in front of the piano player, who was very talented and even played the Charlie Brown theme song when the kids gave him tips.  Since I am trying to minimize my contact with alcohol during pregnancy and nursing, the waiter was kind enough to bring me a taste of chianti as a treat, which I really appreciated.  All of the others around us smiled a lot at our table's three kidlets, so they must have behaved themselves well.

As we have misplaced our digital camera, we decided to give the Nikon P7000 a try.  Thanks to our Amazon Prime trial membership, we ordered the camera on Wednesday and it arrived today.  Although it looks and feels like it's cheaply made, we are really impressed so far with its performance and capabilities.  Actually, we should say that its performance will be really great when we figure out how to use it!  Here are some pics from today:

First pic with the new camera.  These flowers were actually in shade, and I didn't use a flash. 
The pinkest tent in the world.

I hadn't yet figured out how to use the flash, but I think this one turned out pretty great.

Matty and Wowo.

Dani and Lindsay, with the Chipster in the background.

Making faces at themselves in the mirror tunnel.

Happy riders!

Three little piglets.

I believe he had just said, "Quincy, this is a serious picture!"  G with his ice cream.

What a crew.

We are looking forward to next year already!  We hope that you are also getting into the Christmas spirit already, and that you are finding ways to make this season extra special.