I picked up Nathan at school one day wearing reindeer antlers and sporting a red nose. All the kids looked so cute trucking through school so proud of their construction paper hats.
The Bible study we attend had a children’s performance filled with Christmas songs. I couldn’t see much of Nathan because he was in the back row hidden by other kids taller (and younger) than him. Levi was right in the front row but didn’t do much other than stand there. There was a moment when a younger girl came up to him and looked like she was trying to spit on him. I was just praying he wouldn’t hit her. He gave her a dirty look then copied her actions to another nearby friend who gave then him a dirty look. :)
Nathan’s class at school had a cute party. They made scarves, an ornament, and enjoyed snacks and a hot chocolate bar. Levi was able to hang with Griz for the afternoon and I was able to volunteer in Nathan’s class during the party. He was so excited I was able to be there. Kept coming up and hugging my legs, telling me how much he loved me and how happy he was I was there. Awe!
The Saturday before Christmas the entire family (my parents, sister, and her hubby included) headed up to Georgetown to enjoy the Christmas Train complete with hot chocolate, cookies, a light show, and a fabulous train ride.
No Christmas prep is over until you’ve visited the big man himself. We trekked to the outlet mall late one evening waiting only for one family to finish their time with Santa. The boys were extremely excited to see Santa and share their lists of wishes. Nathan expressed his desire for Skylanders Swap Force then the awe of Santa struck him and he forgot the rest of his list. After a few reminders from mom he added Legos and solar system stuff to his list. Levi said he wanted a trampoline, a big train, and a “green night present”. We still are not sure what that means so we just asked Santa to wrap his gift in green paper. :)
I debate every year whether or not to buy the picture. This year I opted out and instead took my own picture with my phone. One 5×7 is $15-$20 and it seems like such a rip off to me. Then the other side of me says “you will only have these times once” and I regret not getting the special picture. Maybe I’ll make it an every other year purchase. :)