Saturday, December 24, 2011

Now We Just Need Santa

Waiting in line for 30 minutes to see Santa is great when Tractor just carries you around the mall while Mommy waits with the most annoying kids on Earth and a creepy player piano. 

Stella did NOT get why everyone was waiting to sit on this man...but Cole was AWESOME to her.

He was so good to her she changed from terror to just looking at everyone like they were stupid.  She might have been on to something with the lady that took their picture.

This is Cole's imitation of the Elf smile.  Love.

Cole was a cranky mess before heading out to dinner.  He had a blast sitting next to Daddy though and eating his entire salad.  What is it about Japanese restaurants that makes my kids eat salad?

Aiden is such a joy to hang out with these days.  He LOVES going out to eat!

Japanese strawberry ball soda? Yes please.

My Mom and I love a fruity cocktail! Let the record show that she downed hers first. 

You can always count on Tractor for some amusement...

...and sort of awkward embarassment.  The kids loved it, but just wait until he takes them to Marsh to rent the VHS tape, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, in his slippers and torn pants with boxers peeking out and argues with the 15 year old about how he isn't a woman and doesn't carry a grocery card to rent a movie, just because he thinks he's hilarious.  I hope they remember how fun this moment was for them.

Cookies for Santa?  A decision to sample first was uninanimous.

Also unanimous?  Love of the cookie.

You know what wasn't such a love?  Twas The Night Before Chirstmas on the iPad.
I can't wait to see my three's reaction to Christmas morning. It gets more and more fun every year.

I wish each and every one of you a wonderful, magical, merry Christmas!


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Merry Christmas to you, Leslie, and your husband, kids, parents, may memories be made with smiles on and faces aglow.

Kimberly said...

Your family is beautiful!! Love all of the pictures! Hoping you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

Emmy said...

Yes Santa can be pretty creepy for kids. Looks like a great time. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Two Normal Moms said...

Just catching up on blogs - hope your Christmas was magical!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Great timeline! I love their faces. Strawberry soda? Yes please.

Mel said...

Absolutely adorable pictures of absolutely adorable kids! It's a lot of work, but it really is worth it to have them enjoy it!