We've been busy getting ready for Christmas. Gifts are mostly bought, baking started, crafts made, parades attended, Santa visited & the tree is decorated. The kids are getting excited as the big day nears & every morning they rush downstairs to see what mischief our elf 'frosted flake' has gotten into :)
Here are a few photos of the kids and some of our Christmas season fun.
We love going to a nearby town for their evening parade. It's usually less busy than out city's one & it's not as long. It snowed earlier in the day so it set the Christmas mood, but boy was it cold! the kids did great waiting to see Santa & enjoying the floats. I was very thankful we risked being late to pick up some hot chocolate.
Grayson love watching the lights on the floats. One of his new words is 'Santa' too cute!
We usually try to meet up with friends at the parade - it was great to see the kids hanging out together. Afterwards, we were invited back to their house for dinner & the kids could play together some more! Now that Grayson is older we aren't so tied to a schedule, we sure are enjoying that!
Santa looked right at the kids and waved :)
The next morning we were up early, we wanted to miss the lineup at the mall for Santa. There is a great setup where the kids can play & watch Christmas movies etc. while waiting their turn with Santa. We were early enough that we just had to wait for Santa to show up & then it was time for the boys to sit with Santa & take a photo.
They were excited this year (owen more so than the other boys ;) )
Santa asked the boys what they'd like for Christmas - Owen requested a telescope, Noah said he liked animals (he said it while petting the fur on Santa's coat, too funny! and the boys told Santa that Grayson liked playing with balls. Santa thought they gave him some great ideas for gifts. Grayson did great sitting on Santa's knee. I didn't expect he'd have any trouble with his brother's there with him.
Grayson was so grumpy with a cold the day we decorated the tree. Poor guy could hardly enjoy himself & pretty much cried most of day :( he was also cutting his 2nd top molar - poor baby.
Grayson thought the apple decoration looked good enough to eat :)
We are looking forward to some more Christmas time fun!