Today feel like the real first day of Christmas around here. CH put up the tree last night (while I was at book club) with all the pretty lights. We still need to decorate, but it's so pretty.
This morning The Bee was excited to see the tree but kept saying we need a star. I'm not sure why he thinks we do, but he's right we do.
The Bug exclaimed upon see the tree for the first time...TURN IT OFF...???
We made our first trip today to see Santa with the help of our own elves, Grandma and Grandpa.
I had low expectation and I was not disappointed! The Bee played it shy and sad while The Bug was just totally uncooperative. Except for helping himself to candy canes. And somehow I ended up in the photo. Uhg. I should have just had The Babe with Santa. They were cute.
And no, no pictures will be shown here although I did get a sheet printed so I can use it against the boys later. Ha!
We still managed to have a fun time with Grandma and Grandpa though.
And then this afternoon I made a final attempt to get a group photo with all 3 kids. In a stroke of brilliance I bribed them with candy canes. It wasn't exactly a glaring success, but not a total failure either. I'll post some more photos, but here is one out-take.
Then after the kids were all cracked up on 'the good stuff' they were giggling and gettin' sticky and singing Jingle Bells through dinner...note the crazed look in his eyes... and the goop in his hair...
p.s. No babies were actually cranked up in the making of these photos. I just let her eat the plastic.
p.s.s. No babies actually ate any plastic either.