A few weeks back we went to our annual breakfast with santa. Both kids were VERY excited and had been looking forward to the event for weeks. After three years of hating santa (well, two - I suppose she didn't hate him at two months old!), Poppy told us that she would not cry when she saw him, and that she would sit on his knee - not his lap. She carried through! Sure enough, no tears were shed.
It was a beautiful morning full of delicious food, family, cookie decorating, a candy bar, and presents from santa. There was a slight issue with Soren's gift, but he got through it quickly and made the best of the situation. Afterwards I tried to take a few outdoor photos with our jackets off, something that we definitely could not do now! We are in the throngs of a major deep-freeze, with the temperature tonight forecasted to be in the minus thirties. Brr... Bring on the cozy movie nights and hot chocolate!