One of our holiday traditions is to attend a children’s Christmas party at my husband’s golf club. The kids get to talk to Santa, decorate gingerbread cookies or houses, dance eat candy and basically do it up all at one event. This is our third or fourth year attending and it was an absolute pleasure!!!!
I’m finding that I can actually sit and eat my meal these days at events which is so utterly fabulous after so many years of keeping track of 3 babies and preventing injury or escape while in public!
Before we left I had a mandatory photo shoot in front of our tree
It’s too bad my manic tendencies had me making our holiday card weeks ago because this was really the perfect shot!
Come to think of it, the whole day is really a photo shoot. If you hadn’t noticed, I loooove taking photos of my kids and now that I’m rocking a real camera I’m pretty much unstoppable!
It’s very rare I’m in a picture because of this but I begged my husband to help me make the family picture happen….and it did
The kids were called together to listen to a magic show. Though my son seems to be too cool for anything these days, even he was amused.
When Santa came there was a massive line and hoard of freaking kids. I urged my kids to wait and since we were the only ones left in the dining room the DJ worked the party just for my kids!
When it was finally time for Santa I was thrilled to snap a shot of all 3 on him, which has never before been done!
My son said “okay mom but don’t put it on Facebook or blog!”
I tell you this Santa was so engaging and adorable. He had lengthy conversations with the kids which may have explained the long but worth the wait lines.
I’m finding that as the years go on I am acquiring more holiday spirit. I really relish in the kids excitement and innocence and know these days are numbered.
Do you enjoy this time of the year?