The other day, we took a little trip to Cleveland to check out a very special house. You might recognize it from a classic coming of age Christmas movie.
Maybe you should look inside the window...
That's right, my friends.... A Christmas Story!
Oh my goodness, what FUN we had!
My boys had never seen the film, but they still were excited beyond words just knowing it was a house from a MOVIE! (We showed them it -an edited version- the next night, and they were just SO excited that they recognized everything in the house!)
Seriously, so fun.
They totally didn't get it. Haha... I was laughing so hard. "Fra-gee-lee .... Must be Italian!"
Being in the house was pretty incredible. Apparently a super-fan bought it off of Ebay for 150K and restored it to exactly as it was in 1983. It made watching the movie a totally different experience!
I think I was just as excited (if not more) watching the movie the next night. I was screaming, "I STOOD RIGHT THERE! LOOK! WE WERE RIGHT THERE!"
The boys loved being in Ralphie and Randy's room.
I was most excited about the kitchen!
(someone bring them a glass of milk!)
The whole experience was seriously like stepping back in time. So neat.
Oh, I LOVED being in the bathroom, too. Haha! It was teeny tiny!
Be sure to drink your ovaltine!
The house across the street was a museum packed with tons of costumes, clothes, hats, accessories, and other original memorabilia from the movie. The gift shop was awesome and we couldn't leave without getting the boys their VERY OWN DECODER PINS!!
We had such a fun, fun day. I have a new appreciation for this classic film (with the remote in hand for quick muting, haha!) and the memory of this day with my sweet family makes it even better! A great Christmas adventure up north!