Monday, December 19, 2011

Meeting Santa

I LOVE Christmas time! My house always feels so much warmer and festive when it's all decorated. It's a good thing i started decorating before we left for Disney otherwise I am not sure if I could have gotten it all up!

This year, we started an advent calendar countdown to Christmas and I was surprised at how the kids have loved opening up each day to find out what activity to do. Sometimes there are two activities so we can do one in the evening with Lance. Here is one activity, having a picnic by the tree. ;)

Last week, we attended the Christmas parade downtown Ruston. We were able to stay warm at Donnie Bell Design and then step outside for the parade action. It got a little loud and crazy inside so i think we were glad once the parade started!

We were able to meet Santa on two different occasions. The first was at Lance's bank and the set up for pictures with Santa was soooo good! Much improvement from the last few years. Then on Saturday morning, we did our annual visit with Santa at Squire Creek with Breakfast with Santa. I was proud that Kennedy did so well with Santa. She was a little hesitant, but Landon was a great big brother and talked her through it.

Little snack before seeing santa at the bank

Breakfast with santa:

After breakfast with Santa, Kennedy and I went to a ginger bread making party while the boys went to the duck camp. We had a blast celebrating our sweet friend Landry Grace. It didn't take us long to bake the cookies that she gave us for a party favor!

Birthday girl, Landry Grace and her mama
Aren't these aprons adorable?!?

This past weekend, we were able to meet up with my brother, Klint and his family. They are spending Christmas with her family during Christmas so we exchanged gifts with them. They are expecting their second child this May and I am so excited for them!

This week is basically hanging at the house and doing different activities. The kids are super excited about the upcoming week and for Christmas to get here. Letters have been sent and I was shocked that Kennedy is requesting only ONE gift and it's a bat costume...i know, weird, right?!? Her inspiration is from Animal Kingdom when she one a stuffed black bat at one of the games. Should be interesting this Christmas! ;)

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