I love this time of year. I like to get out our Chirstmas decorations right after Thanksgiving so I have lots of time to enjoy them before the season ends. Shortly after Halloween I started showing Polina Christmas DVDs and reading Christmas books to help her start to understand the season. She has since become VERY concerned about the big guy. We have since given him the code name "Harold". For about the past week or so, the first words out of Polinas mouth were "mom, where Santa?" This would go on the entire day. So last Sunday we took our annual trip to see Santa.
As you can see she was not nearly as excited to see him once we got there.
By the time we left the play place she was saying "Santa, watch me"
Before we left the house, I ask the boys to put on something with Christmas colors and these are the shirts they chose. LOL
Every year after we see Santa we stop at Fritz's. The food is horrible but this kids LOVE the train that delivers the food to your table.
After Fritz's we always check out the gingerbread houses and then head to the Westin and on to Union Station for some of the Seasons best decor.
Brett thinks he's getting to old for this "Santa" stuff but I love how he has taken on the role of "caring" for his little sister.
I have been taking my kids to the same Santa every year since my oldest was 6 days old. I told Brett when we got home that he is under contract to have his picture with Santa until the age of 18. He finger printed the contract before we would take him home from the hospital. At least that is what we have told him. He said that was entirely not fair...but he believes that he's stuck and has to do it! LOL