Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve

Since we had been so sick all week we hadn't been to see Santa yet. I figured we would never get a good picture since both kids were so grumpy, but it was worth a try and a tradition I didn't want to skip. We went to Greenbrier mall to see Santa and didn't have to wait too long. Luckily we got up to see Santa right before he went on his lunch break. We put the kids on Santa's lap and photographer snapped a picture before they had a chance to get scared or cry. The next thing I new I had a picture of both kids looking at the camera and smiling! It was amazing and of course I had to buy it, but I got a pretty good one from my camera too.

PLEASE tell Santa I've been good!
I still can't believe it!

Since the kids were still yucky and I wouldn't be able to leave them in the nursery or trust them in the service, we decided to stay home and read the Christmas story as a family. I made a huge lasagna and my parents, grandma and two of my brothers came over for dinner. We read some Christmas stories and then started getting ready for Santa. Izabel spread Reindeer food on the lawn so they could find our house and we put cookies and milk with the letters the kids wrote.

Ready to go spread the Reindeer food
I'm on Grandma's and Santa's Nice List
Santa "thinks" I'm nice!
So happy to have Grandma back!
Letters to Santa with cookies and milk!

Once the kids went to bed Santa did his work rather quickly and everyone was asleep before too long. Amazingly everyone slept through the night!