Today we went to free story time at Town Square where we danced around with Frosty the Snowman while playing with bubbles and eating sugar cookies and candy canes. Frosty’s assistant even made balloon animals to give to the kids. I was really impressed. We even waited in line to sit on Santa’s lap. That didn’t go too bad, but Mikey froze and completely was speechless when it came time to tell Santa what he wanted. Poor Santa had to guess a bunch of times while Mikey nodded and shook his head in attempts to get Santa to say “Geo Trax”. We’ll hopefully make another stop before Christmas to visit the jolly man and get our wish list vocalized.
Later at home Mikey made quite the profound statement about his observations today.
Mikey: I think Frosty lives in the bathroom.
Me: What? Why do you think that?
Mikey: Because Frosty went into the bathroom after story time so I think that’s his home.
Me: Maybe Frosty needed to go potty.
Mikey: No, Frosty didn’t have any private parts. I don’t think snowmen have any private parts, mom!
Me: (trying to hold laughter in) Oh, okay!
Uh, is anyone else wondering where the year went and how December arrived so suddenly? I remember our Halloween in California and then just Sunday we arrived home from Utah to resume life after our Thanksgiving feasting. I’m in awe! It’s December!
Well we have successfully taken down Halloween decorations and the tree is up. We only put the tree up so the Christmas Train has something to go around. Turning on the train is seriously a nightly December ritual and might be the only thing our boys enjoy about the whole holiday season.
And Mikey did a very nice job hanging the ornaments on the tree today. While the top 1/2 is a bit bare, I’m sure when Josh wakes up from his nap to discover the hanging goodness and he will force us to move everything up a few feet and leave the bottom 1/2 bare.
And to all those Christmas card sending maniacs who mail before the calendar even reads December, know that I have received my FREE photo cards with envelopes and shall be making a much earlier trip to the Post Office compared to last year (I sent them out during January with a “better late than never” attitude). I’m still debating on my Christmas song parody to write out for our family Christmas letter. Can’t rush perfection, or lack of any ideas =o)
I’m really excited for Christmas this year. Maybe because I did really well in August to toy shop at KMart when toys were 75% off and I used coupons =o) or because I’m determined to finish up some unfinished Christmas craft projects. Really, I’m going to finish them! My kiddos are old enough to open presents and get excited for them, which I think is the best part of being a parent during the holidays. Oh, and sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows is delightful too! There’s just so much good holiday cheer and excitement this year. Anyone else super excited?