For years, I have wanted to go for a carriage ride downtown to look at the lights.
This year, we finally made it!
Saturday night we headed downtown Denver for some dinner and a carriage ride.
Oliver and Keith in Writer's Square
Oliver and Mom in Larimer's Square
Oliver, Mom and Dad in Larimer's Square
Running to Dinner!!!
Oliver LOVED running down the street, which also helped to keep him warm, build up his appetite and ensure a good night sleep.
Mmmmmm... PF Changs.
They brought Oliver training wheel chopsticks for him to try out.
If all else fails, eat with your hands and use the chopsticks as an accessory for looking cute.
All bundled up and in the carriage.
Oliver LOVED the carriage ride and the three of us were smiling ear to ear (even though the picture above doesn't seem that way). Jake was our horse and we also had Molly the dog on board. Oliver liked talking to Jake and Molly and telling them what good hosts they were. He was wide eyed at the lights passing by and we even saw Santa on the sidewalk. Oliver gave out a "Hi Santa" and a little wave.
Family photo at the end of the ride.
The "Ham Fam" with Jake, the horse.
Is it coincidental that Jake is sticking out his tongue?
Jake the Clydesdale Horse.
Jake was a little fired up when we first jumped on board. Come to find out he was just coming off a three week vacation. It only took him a few blocks to get back into the routine. We were sure to give Jake a good scratch at the end of the ride to say Thank You.
On our way back to the car we found this statue of a golfer.
Ahhh... wouldn't it be nice to be golfing.
On our way out of downtown we drove by the State Capital Building. They do a great job of lighting it up every year. These photos are from the car on our drive by so they are a little blurry, but still pretty.
What a great way to kick off the holiday season with dinner and a carriage ride downtown Denver. Keith mentioned that we may make this an annual tradition. I think it would be a great tradition to hang on to.