Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Have you noticed a theme with my titles lately? I haven't been doing it on purpose, but Christmas songs make for some great blog titles!!
Today I am 31 people. Wow! For some reason that seems a lot older than 30...moving to 40 I guess. It has been a great birthday so far. The guy at the gym said Happy Birthday to me at 6am when I checked in with my ID. That was a nice start! Then Chris stuck around and made me a fabulous breakfast. I'm a lucky girl. A new silver Ipod Classic doesn't hurt either. I am getting ready to load that baby up with some great music and movies. Can't wait! My poor nano has bit the dust, and my ipod couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I also got some awesome jewelry from my sister Lindsay and my sister-in-law Kim. Love me some jewelry!
Dinner tonight with my family. Coconut shrimp and crab cakes are being served up by my great hubby and son. Then tomorrow we are out for date night, dinner and the broadway show Grease! (I secretly love when birthday celebrations get stretched out for days at a time!!)
Last weekend was full of some awesome family memories. I know it sounds cheesy, but I am just eating up this little boy at Christmas time. He is so sweet and full of excitement.
It is a race every morning to run down and check on Mr. Elf. Yes, we are very creative over here, no crazy elf names, just plain "Mr. Elf" works for us. He has been quite tricky and hidden in some great places. My favorite was the morning he was riding on the camel in the nativity scene. Bradley came running up stairs to get Chris to come and look at him. Chris was brushing his teeth and said, just tell me where he is. Bradley said, ' you know that baby Jesus thing we have for christmas? well, he is on that!' So hilarious!
We signed up for breakfast with Santa last weekend at a local Inn. It was so great! The food was yummy and perfect mix of things that kiddos and adults like. Then Santa and Mrs. Claus were waiting for you to visit, and get your picture. Well, round one didn't go very well. I did get this adorable picture of Ellie with Santa. She was a hoot!
After a pep talk and some bribing, we went back for round two with Santa. I didn't snap one photo because I was desperately trying to make friends with Santa and Bradley. It worked!! After giving him a high five and telling him he wants a scooter like his friend Will. He asked to sit on his lap. The photographer there got a great shot and all was right in the world. We are making progress people!!!!! Last year the picture was me sitting on Santa's lap and Bradley on my lap. Not exactly what I had in mind!
After some hot chocolate, we went outside and did this.....
A gorgeous carriage ride around the grounds of the inn. What a magical moment. All of us tucked under the warm blanket, candy canes, and memories of Santa pictures in our heads. Then a trot around to look at decorations and just be in the moment. I love this time of year!!!!!