The Kids and Santa
Photo-A-Day #4631

I’m finding that as the kids get older and more busy it is harder to keep doing all of the traditional things that we’ve done for years for Christmas. We are still trying to get everything in as best we can. Last Sunday we got the tree and this Sunday we finally got to decorate it. There just hasn’t been time for everyone to be at home at the same time during the week. Monday and Wednesday are days when the kids don’t have something, but Allison has knitting on Wednesdays. I have filming for Built from Bricks on Thursdays. Our weeks are busy and Tuesdays are Karate and Dance. Lots of things for us to do.

Despite having so many things to do we still got some things done today including breakfast with Santa. We went to KC’s Classic Burger Bar. when we got there it was busy but we were seated immediately. Santa was making the rounds and so was Olaf. The staff was dressed as elves and there was a limited menu but plenty of choices. The prices for breakfast were actually much lower than I expected. I got the Chicken and Waffles with Sausage gravy and spicy maple syrup. It was really good. The kids had fun hugging Santa and Olaf. Andrew was a bit off the wall. He was so very excited and most likely over-tired from all the activities. I know that I have been because of all the activities that have been happening on the weekends, especially this one. However, I wouldn’t want to miss out on these moments with the kids.

Decorating the Tree

I ended up not sleeping that well today. Maybe it was having that heavy breakfast or little sleep but I got up hours before my alarm and couldn’t go back to sleep. so, instead we decorated the tree. It was a smaller tree than in past years so we only put on the most special ornaments. This meant the ones with the family photos were the ones that went up first. I think Eva was a tad upset that we didn’t start collecting these until 2008. I have tried to find the ornament on eBay but haven’t been successful yet. We don’t even have a baby’s first Christmas one for her from that year either.

We do have a tradition of getting the kids ornaments for their little trees each year. This year we got Eva Harry Potter and Andrew Spider-Man. They were both very excited.

Well, tomorrow puts us at one week out from Christmas and there is still so much to get done.

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