After eating we were able to get a special visit in with St. Nick himself. Marshall approached him excited but timid. Santa asked Marshall if he would like to wear a real elf hat, of course Mads couldn’t pass that up! It was really lovely, there was no line and the kids got quite a good amount of time talking to Santa; both of them were able to have one on one time with him even. There was a professional photographer on hand taking pictures and printing them off, free of charge. She gave us quite a bit!
|Marshall was so excited to get to pick out his own book! He picked ‘Puppies in the Snow’
He’s been on a puppy kick lately and asking for one
(please, for the love of all things holy, do NOT give us a real puppy!)
|Snowman bowling! It’s kleenex boxes decorated as snowmen, the kids stack it up
and bowl it down! Fun and easy to pull off at home.
|Decorate your own Christmas tree! Green paper wrapped boxes stacked upon one
another and then use velcro to affix soft ornaments and garland
|The kids working on magnet puzzles of Christmas characters|
|Cutest little photobooth kids around!|
|Marshall decorated a house with lights on the smartboard.
It played in unison to Christmas jingles after he was done.
|We couldn’t pass up the reindeer training! A laundry basket decorated as a sleigh, string with jingle bells, and reindeer antlers. Mads loved trying to stay on the painter’s tape course|
The twelfth day was a fabulous time of getting out and getting to celebrate out in our community- it reminded me of the events we use to go to in KC. Marshall had a great time visiting with Santa and he especially liked getting to play games and visit with his friends- even his crush from class made an appearance. It was just an all around great day centered around the kids and Mads’ school; I really enjoyed the opportunity to get out and meet some more people from our new community. Join us tomorrow as Violet leads the way of the light for us!