We are having a great Christmas holiday this year! There is nothing better than enjoying Christmas through the eyes of a child. Kayla is at a precious age in the world of holidays. Tyson is enjoying it just like he enjoys everything. :)
Since a fireplace is practically worthless down here in hottest place in the country, we lit the delightful fire provided by Netflix for our tree decorating time.
She loved all the ornaments! I had the five ornaments needing repairs to prove it. Its a good thing my glue gun works well! Happy to report all the ornaments are repaired and the bottom half of our tree is basically bare.
Tyson was very helpful. He slept through the entire experience. I wanted to snap this photo of me hanging the Texas ornament so he feels involved.
The man of the house putting our star on the tree.
Kayla was a big helper to her daddy putting up the outside lights. She held the ladder down.
A few days later, we headed to Bass Pro Shop to see the big guy himself! We had quite a traumatic experience last year so I decided to talk up Santa for a couple weeks in advance. I even showed her all sorts of youtube videos of Santa. She loves seeing pictures of him and singing songs about him.
We stopped on the way to get Chick-Fil-A peppermint milkshakes. Brett lives for these yummy, seasonal treats. We hardly ever get ice cream out but we make up for it in December. Kayla is following in his footsteps and can't get enough either!
That cheesy grin says it all!
We got to Bass Pro Shop a little early and Kayla got a little personal time with the jolly old man. She seemed to be alright with him and we had high hopes of the actual lap sitting!
They have the best set up for Santa and its all free (my favorite part). The carousel was a much loved part that was enjoyed at least three times by Kayla.
Tyson had a blast too!
Petting the moving reindeer!
Everything was going great! Santa even gave Brett tips to make the encounter successful. He told Brett to back up to him so Kayla didn't see him until after the picture was snapped and then she could decide whether she'd sit on his lap or not. We tried that but she saw him too soon and the picture that follows was the result. Pretty much identical to last years. :)
We had another chance to meet Santa this year at Brett's work party this weekend. When he came walking in the door, Kayla FREAKED OUT! She was screaming bloody murder at the top of her lungs. We didn't even try putting her on his lap. She was shaking in fear. It was actually sad. Needless to say we won't be going to Disneyland or any place like that anytime soon.
Tyson got a good photo though. :) Merry Christmas everyone!