Now that I have children of my own, I find it hard not to "believe" in Santa and the meaning of Christmas. The past month has been filled with Christmas activities and visits to Santa. Every year, I take the kids for their picture with Santa the day before Thanksgiving where we smile pretty, ride the train, and then have lunch. Another activity that has been a tradition, is dinner with Santa at my school districts high school. Dinner with Santa is an evening event ran by the high school students who dress up as elves and of course one as Santa. All the kids are given a gift (brought in by their parents) from Santa and then they get to decorate cookies with the elves. And finally, we were able to venture out on our first dinner date as a family of four before watching the lighting ceremony in our very own downtown area. I loved and enjoyed doing all of these activities with my children. The special look of excitement and anticipation while waiting for Santa to arrive was enough to make me believe!
|Andi 8 months|
|Lighting Ceremony- Downtown|
|Ginger Bread House- made by Eddie and Daddy!|