Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Santa Season has begun!!!

...So Santa season has officially started! I have to say I'm really more excited about it this year than years past simply because AR "gets it" this year. This past Sunday, we went to Bass Pro Shop to see Santa. As soon as we got inside, she started yelling, "Christmas tree! Look, Mommy, Christmas tree!" It was just pure excitement and joy that only a child has. It gives me chills and makes me want to cry! I'm going to soak it all in and try to enjoy the holiday season as much as her this year.

We usually always go while Matt is gone hunting. It gives us something to do and it's usually early enough in the season that there's no line. WRONG! This year we had to wait in line for like 20 minutes. I know that's not that bad but when you're with a 2.5 yo, it's an eternity! Luckily, there was a dog behind us in line so that entertained her. Plus we're working on colors and counting so there were endless things for us to count. Anyways, we finally got to the front of the line and she was so excited! The dress she is wearing is an 18 months and she barely fit, I'm shocked we got it buttoned. She was such a big girl, told him her name, what she'd like for Christmas, and that she'd been a good girl. I was so proud of her!

Afterward, we played some games, did a craft, and I wrote a letter to Santa for her while she worked on her penmanship. We asked Santa to bring Mommy lots of patience and she hoped Daddy wouldn't eat Santa's cookies.

It was snowing when we drove home. I saw this sitting on our front porch...yeah, probably time I throw that away, huh?

And then we got home and that innocent excitement and joy came back as she stood at the fence and jumped up and down because it was snowing. Melt my heart...

Want to start a poll on how many Santas we'll see this year???


Sara McCarty said...

Oh, I love her. She is so adorable. I can't get over how much she's looking like you, Alyssa! That big smile just kills me. I'm like you, so excited about Christmas this year because Mac finally "gets it." That's going to make it so much fun!

Liz | Ellie and Addie said...

I'm already planning Santa visits too! I know Jude obviously doesn't get it, but I'll have the pictures and I'll remember. And I seriously think AR is cuter everytime I see a new photo!