Nothing says its xmas like seeing the Rockefeller Christmas Tree light up. Last year I took my son, Aidan, for the first time. Seeing the awww from a child's eye is priceless. Then comes the questions of, "How did they get the tree here?", to "How long did it take them to light it up?" well you get the drift of questions.
I showed him several videos from the Today Show to Youtube of how it all came to be. Aidan was fascinated with the details. After our trip to see the tree we walked down to Macy's on 34th Street to see Santa Claus. He was so excited. One of my favorite things to do is see all the window decorations, from Macy's, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and list goes on.
Macy's has another world set up when you go visit Santa. It is amazing. I love the train sets they had and decorations. Unfortuanately I do not have any pictures because he was 4 yr old at the time and got scared of Santa. He couldn't even talk to him to ask what he wanted for xmas. The funny thing is that right after we left he said that he was not afraid of him. I laughed all the way to the train station. He said he wanted to go back and this time around he wouldn't be afraid of him. From Aidan's perspective he was not able to tell Santa what he wanted, so how was he to know. I told him to write him a letter, but Aidan said that he didn't know that he was learning in school how to write. So I told Aidan to cut out pictures of what he wanted and we would go and mail it in the Santa Mailbox at Macy's so Santa was sure to know what he wanted.
This year we will go to see the tree with our new addition to the family, Ashley. Aidan really wants to go see Santa at Macy's again because he wants to take his baby sister to meet him and let him know what Ashley wants. Since he is the big brother that is his job he says. Oh gotta love these innocent years as I know they will not last but it is so sweet to see Xmas from the eyes of babes.