Visiting Santa’s Village in our area has become a holiday tradition for my sister’s family and mine. We have had varied experiences, from A crying his head off, to waiting in line for 45 minutes to see Santa, to it being freezing cold. However, we decided on a whim this year to go early and boy did it pay off! We waited only about five minutes to see Santa, J did not cry, it was warm, and the boys all had a terrific time. Plus, J has debuted a hilarious new facial expression that we can only liken to the “not impressed meme” that has circled the web.
So here is our pre-village dinner…at Mellow Mushroom. YUM.
An older gentleman complemented J on his Army (football team) colored attire and cool hat. And guess what:
The first thing we did when we got to Santa’s Village was go see Santa because the line was short:
A wore his superman shirt for the occasion. A did not know what to ask for so he asked for a “surprise”. When A was two he asked for chicken nuggets. When he was three he asked for a cake. When we left the village A looked at me and said “you know Santa never brought me those chicken nuggets I asked for”. Seriously.
Then we moved on to A’s favorite part. The cookies:
Then A discovered the music/light coordinated Christmas display:
Then the boys moved on to their favorite part…playing hide and seek in the lighted maze:
And while they thought it was great fun:
Then the boys went and stared at the reindeer:
And finally a few family photos to share:
And finally I will leave you with A and J-O dancing it out: