At the beginning of the month Madeline made a trip to Bryan. She decorated a gingerbread house, went to Santa's Wonderland (where she played in the "snow"), and went to a Christmas party at St. Joseph's Church.
This was the third year that we went to Lights in the Heights. My friend Arielle hosts a party every year and it's always so much fun! I didn't take any pics, but both kids had a blast...especially Andrew. We brought the wagon and he was dancing and clapping along to the music.
We had a surprisingly successful trip to see Santa. Andrew loved him, kept laughing and wanting to pull off his hat. We did have a slight misunderstanding...When we got in the car, Madeline started crying. I asked what was wrong, and she said she thought she was supposed to get presents from Santa. We had to explain that Santa comes on Christmas Day/Jesus' Birthday.
Valerie's dad/Santa made another appearance this year!
Monday was Madeline's Christmas Party at school. We took some pictures before she left because I knew she'd be a mess (and on a sugar high) by the time she came home.
Opening class presents
Yesterday we took the kids to Breakfast with Santa at the Country Club by my parents' house. We had another misunderstanding when we told her we were going to eat breakfast with Santa. When Madeline kept asking how we were getting there, I realized she thought we were going to the North Pole! We had to explain that Santa was coming to Texas to see us. All of this extending the truth is wearing me out.
The buffet was set at kids' height. So cute!
Ice cream for breakfast? Sure, why not?
Playing games outside
Seriously, what almost one year old loves Santa this much? Andrew could hardly contain his excitement, and he doesn't even understand that Santa usually comes with presents! And yes, I realize this Santa looks creepy. He was actually very nice but doesn't look too excited in this picture.
I think we've crammed more activities into the last 3 weeks than we did the first half of the year. Luckily the kids are having fun!