Story Time with Mrs. Claus! Our library holds a special holiday story time with songs and a special visit from Mrs. Claus. We have missed out on tickets previous years, and the one year we had them we were sick. The boys had a lot of fun listening to the story, singing along and telling Mrs. Claus about the Bat Cave. We were out past bedtime, but I think it was worth it. Definitely a fun evening.
We all needed a little break after a weekend of Twin Birthday party fun. Joshua had school, Justin and Daddy shoveled the driveway. Justin and I also did some fun noodle crafts, which are degradable peanuts you stick together. We made a dragon name Dragonbreath, a christmas tree and a flower.
In the evening we went for dinner and to Target to do some shopping for the “Big Kid” on our list- my 6-year-old nephew. The boys have been admiring the big kid Lego sets for weeks at Target (and the Lego store) so we went to check those out for a kid who can actually do big-kid Lego sets.
The tree! The boys have been asking every day why we don’t have a Christmas tree, where is our Christmas tree and why do other people have one and we don’t? So finally we put up our tree. We have the same artificial tree we’ve had since we moved to this house, and it has served us well. There was much excitement and eagerness to help Daddy bring it downstairs, then set it up, then decorate it. Joshua appointed himself in charge of the star (which we put on the top piece down low before it goes up top) and also in charge of turning on the lights. (“Now? Now? Now? Now?”)
The new special ornaments for the year: Cinderella for Joshua and Batman for Justin. Joshua was so smitten with his dance with his princess in the castle it was a perfect fit for him. Justin has wanted the Batman bat cave for months, so he got the Dark Knight.
And Mommy’s special ornament from Disney World.
The three boys put together the Shinkansen Bullet train Jeff and I brought back from Japan a few years ago.
Now it is looking a lot like Christmas here. And we’ve had a few inches of snow, so between the tree and the snow, it has been impossible to convince the kids that Santa is not coming tonight and there will not be presents tomorrow. I guess they’ll believe us in the morning.