Today was a BIG day for Daniel!! We went to our local library for (a free!!) lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus! They limited the number of children and it really turned out wonderful. They fed the kids pizza, applesauce and juice boxes and Santa walked around and said “hello”. Then they called the children up by table and they got to sit in Santa’s lap and allow the parents plenty of photo opportunities!
This year, Daniel pushed my hand away and went right up to Santa by himself. This is a huge change from the last couple of years where we had to be right next to him and he would repeatedly tell Santa that I was his mom or Troy was his dad. The first thing out of his mouth this year was “Where are your reindeer?” Santa replied “On the roof!” Then Daniel asked for Molly and Mavis (Thomas trains) and we got a couple of good pictures!!
This evening we finally got our tree out and decorated it. Daniel was very content on the floor hanging ornaments. He knew the ones he wanted to hang and had us hang the rest! He’s pretty excited about Christmas this year and we’re excited that he’s so excited!!
We’re looking forward to hosting our annual Christmas Eve dinner and I can’t wait to auction off all my leftover CVS goodies from the year (more than 30 items) to my family with the fake money we hand out just for showing up!! We did it last year and it was so much fun. The surprise was my quiet father-in-law who outbid everybody on tons of stuff and racked up the items!!
This year has really found me in the Christmas spirit, more so than any other year! I think Daniel’s excitement is really contagious!!