This year's Christmas would be our third away from home and if everything goes right, it may also be our last in NZ. With less than 12 months to go, I'm starting to feel a wee bit sentimental about leaving Christchurch and to tell you the truth, I don't really understand why. Maybe it's the season...Maybe it's me being melancholic...Or maybe it's a symptom of PMS. Oh. Whatever...
With the realization that it could be my very last Christmas here, I've decided to make it my best ever. Now one of the things in my Must-Do list is to go to the Santa Claus Parade and take photos. The parade is held every year to celebrate the official opening of Christmas and it is anticipated by absolutely everyone, young and old. It's really a wonderful event cos there's something for everybody like street entertainment, good bargains, chocolate wheels, lucky draws, food stalls, kids' rides, helicopter rides and free lollies. I've been to one in 2008 but at that time I was pregnant, bloated and temperamental. In short, I didn't have a good time. This year was different cos I am none of those.
So yesterday, we went to the Santa Parade in Kaiapoi and as I've imagined, the kids loved it. We had ice cream and lollies and chips and oh! I got this cool make-up bag for $2.00.
|It comes with blingy stickers|
|you get to decorate the bag with the blings :)|
Now I'll leave you with pictures so you'll get a better glimpse of the whole event. Enjoy :)
|A building damaged by the big quake|
|Alden dropped his icre cream on the ground so he had to take daddy's..|
See the cone lying on the road?
|Prince William on the unicycle??|
|Caged sheep and kids|
|The town's fire brigade|
|One of Alden's favourites|
|A vintage truck|
|A shop promoting its mobility scooters|
|A big version of Trevor from Thomas the Tank Engine|
|And finally Santa Claus :)|