A journal of life as it happens - recording the major milestones & little tidbits so I can scrapbook them later.
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I wish I could devote more time to blogging these days, but the best I can do is to post when I can.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Instead of going to the grocery store this morning, the kids & I headed out to see Santa. After examining our busy schedule I started thinking that we might not get a chance to fit it in - so off to the mall we went.
The kids were pretty excited, although I probably should have built it up a little better for the Dandelion since he is getting old enough. First we stopped at Macy's to write out our postcards to Santa for their Believe Campaign. The Tumbleweed was pretty organized and knew the 5 things* she wanted to ask Santa for. *I told her that's all you can write in a letter for Santa. When she looked a little disappointed that there might be things she couldn't write, I reminded her that Elfie could always tell Santa if there was a change. The Dandelion just enjoyed coloring with a pen.
We took our letters with us to see Santa. The line was actually pretty small, but unfortunately it did not move very fast. After a couple of minutes in line I think both kids were ready to skip Santa and go ride the mall train instead. But we survived the 30 minute line (I know not bad - but it felt like an eternity), and got to see Santa. The Tumbleweed went over the items on her list in great detail - just so Santa wouldn't miss something. The Dandelion and I had practiced what he was going to ask for, but I don't think Santa could understand him too well so the Tumbleweed translated for Santa. And we got a pretty good picture this year - no tears!
Afterward, to distract from the train which we no longer had time to ride because the Tumbleweed had to get to school, we headed to the Macy's mailbox to mail our Santa letters off to the North Pole.
Now we just have to get back to the mall to ride the train at some point!
I am a stay-at-home mother of two active kids (8 and 5.5). In between their playgroups & activities, I do my best to record memories of milestones and daily life with photographs and scrapbooks.
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