Alas! I finally get to blog about our exciting Christmas! We've been so busy with life lately that I hope I'll be able to remember all the exciting stuff that happened at Christmas time. One thing I do vividly remember is that we ended up using the video camera for most of our Christmas memories so my pictures are kind of lacking. Just know that we had a very Merry Christmas and Santa Claus was very good to the two little kiddos who live in this house.
We started off December by having a personal visit with the big man in red himself. Addison was pretty comfortable with him this year but Jonas was a little apprehensive. Luckily, Daddy met up with us during his lunch hour and was able to join in the fun.
Addison had already remembered (most days I'm amazed by this girl's memory) from last year how she was nervous to meet Santa Claus but then he shared his rocking horse (Rudolph) with her and he was very friendly and gave her a coloring book and a candy. Her memory was quite accurate and also helped squelch any last minute nerves on this visit. She did great with him and Jonas had Daddy and Addison to help him brave the big man in red. It was such a fun little outing and Santa Claus is reallllyyy nice and friendly with the kids so that always helps too.
|Addison, Santa, Jonas & Daddy. So glad Daddy could join the fun and help Jonas be brave.|
|Our lone picture of Christmas and all the loot that Santa left. We were very good apparently. Good and lucky!|
We went through all of our Christmas traditions before it was time to call it a night. We read the story about Jesus' birth and also the 'Night Before Christmas' book. Addison even had some reindeer feed that she made at preschool so we let her sprinkle that on the front lawn before bedtime. We left cookies and milk for Santa and a few carrots for the reindeer. The carrots were a bit on the wilted side but luckily the reindeer didn't seem to mind.
Christmas morning was very fun and exciting. It's always a blast to watch it through your children's eyes and tap into the memories you had of that age. Everyone got exactly what they wanted and we were very grateful for Santa and his elves for all their hard work. I hear it was a late night on Christmas Eve to get all of that put together. Assembling toys is not an easy task and at this age...it seems like EVERYTHING needs to be assembled! For a more detailed posting as to the play-by-play of our Christmas feel free to request and watch our video. We got it ALL! ;o)