I took a few pictures at the grand opening of Countryside Christmas, a great Christmas experience that was created by good friends of mine NW of Chicago.
Check out their website if you are in the area, it makes for a great family activity!
The Belgian horses are not only very beautiful animals, they also are extremely strong!
"O, what fun it is to ride in a two-horse open sleigh, Hey!"
I was glad when I saw that they had piping hot cappuccino for sale in the treat shop. It hits the spot on a cold winter day!
Kaity and Emmy, warming up in the treat shop next to a crackling fire.
Even the snowmen are happy to serve up holiday goodies there! :o)
Josh does a great job taking care of the horses.
These "gingerbread boys" that the girls were making are really tasty once they finish baking and decorating them with all sorts of colorful frosting!