Breakfast with Santa
We started off the month at Breakfast with Santa at my parents' church, St. Pauls, with GiGi and Aimee. Madeline surprisingly was intrigued for most of the two hours with coloring, eating pancakes like a big girl and listening to the Children's choir sing.
She didn't want to sit with Santa, but still told him hi with the assistance of Santa's helpers.
Lights in the Heights
The 2nd weekend in December we ventured to The Heights for Lights in the Heights. The streets are blocked off so everyone can walk around and enjoy the lights, and there are numerous singers and bands performing on the front porches. Our friends Arielle and Nick have an adorable house in the area, and hosted a great party for everyone to enjoy the festivities.
This is the only pic I took at the house...a popcorn machine and hot chocolate station!
Madeline checking out the lights. She lasted about 5 minutes in the wagon.
Madeline's School Christmas Show
Madeline's class put on a little Christmas show on her last day of school before the break. I'm sure you can imagine a bunch of two year olds trying to sing songs with hand motions. It was an adorable hot mess. Most of the kids stood on the wall. Madeline was more interested in dancing around to the music in front of everyone, and clapping and saying "yay!" when the songs were finished. Her friend Samantha was the star of the show. She knew all of the songs with hand motions. It was so cute!
Madeline's audience for the show
Madeline and her teacher, Ms. Young.
Pictures with Santa
After breakfast with Santa and our playgroup Christmas party, I think Maddie finally got the hang of the Santa thing. We took her to Bass Pro Shop to visit Santa and she did great! We couldn't get a smile out of her, but she talked to Santa and was happy to sit on his lap.
Think I'm a little obsessed with this dress? Yes, she does have other Christmas clothes but I think this dress is so much fun.
We tried to get a smiling picture, but she was more interested in showing us the colors of the lights.
Decorating cookies...she was very proud of her gingerbread man.
The Christmas Train
Last night we went with the Boesslings to ride the Christmas Train in Alvin. They have a train (similar to the one in Hermann Park) that goes through a bunch of different light displays.
Watching the trains
Maddie trying to give Brock a hug