Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Recap

Well, what can I say?? It's been a long time. We were so busy fa-la-la-la-la-ing that I didn't have the time... or the desire (no offense) to blog. I hope everyone reading this, if anyone still does, had a wonderful Christmas as well. I know we sure did! So brace yourselves... I 'm about to share about 2 weeks worth of Christmas in 1 post!!! So- you might want to use the potty or get a drink before we start!!! hehe!
1st stop... Breakfast with Santa...
This was hosted by the multiples club that I am a part of. It was so nice!!! I wish I could have done more to help but I seem to be a little out of the loop these days and I'm not really as much of a participating member as I'd like to be. The children had a great time though! My 3 oldest, who are usually very well behaved, had a little too much excitement. The anticipation and joy of the season was just about more than they could take. It seems for the past few weeks they had been "sittin on go", so to speak. Anyway, they were in rare form... see for yourself!

Upon arrival...don't let the sweetness fool you...

10 minutes later... things are starting to unravel!
Notice the other children nicely coloring in the background....

I have no idea what caused this to occur! Serious case of the sillies!
Madness!! in all fairness... I have never seen my children so out of control while in public... I'm chalking this one up to the anticipation of Santa's arrival... Puddin was beside herself with excitement and I think she actually instigated most of the above silliness.

Finally- the big man himself!!! She raced through the crowd and grabbed a hold of him like he was her long lost grandpa! We had to make her leave him alone so other kids could see him!

On the other hand... Just the sight of him caused this reaction from the Monkeys...

anxiously awaiting her turn (the line is really long when you come to visit a multiples group!)

First thing she does is hug him.... So sweet! Santa seemed to have missed her too!
She had just shown him the picture she drew for him of Santa, Mrs. Clause, Rudolph and herself at the North Pole. He was telling her he would be sure to hang it on his refrigerator when he got home at the the NP.

Telling Santa her whole Christmas wish list!! (She was very specific!)
Precious Puddin & Santa!!
Sweet smiles from Daisy and Bud

Hubby...praying for the screaming to stop!

This shot will have to do!
After a couple of hours at this event we loaded up the kids and headed across town to Cannonsburgh. One of our favorite places to play that I have blogged about here and here. Anyway, they were having a Cannonsburgh Christmas that we enjoy going to. We mostly go to see the Shepherd and his sheep and some really great apple cider but we also saw Santa- again! In fact, Puddin seemed a little perplexed at this one... he wasn't as authentic as the one she had seen an hour before!

Hubby took control of the camera so Mommy could be in some pics...
I love these 3 babies!
Puddin with the Cannonsburgh Santa... I didn't actually witness this exchange as I was outside in the cold with the babies and Monkeys. The boys became like statues and refused to enter the cabin!

My sweet trio!

on the back of an old caboose

the sheep!!! The boys loved this part last year! This year they were more afraid than last year.
They just wanted to look instead of touch.
They did seem bigger to me than they did last year. But then again, so are the boys!

The sheep and shepherd from a distance

Ok- since you probably have exceeded your limit of "cute kids at Christmas", I'll save the rest for another post! Back in a bit!

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