This year was so much fun being Santa. Ty had the gist of santa but not 100%...next year should really be fun! He knew the reason for the season.."Jesus' birthday," and he knew if he was a good boy Santa would come bring him presents...he has the "better not pout" song down!! :)
On Christmas Eve we had our own little christmas to start our own family traditions..so fun sitting at our dining table all grown up! haha!
After dinner we opened presents and afterwards Ty looked kinda sad, and he only wanted me to hold him...So, I asked him "what was wrong" and if he "didn't like his presents?" He told me he "loved his presents but Santa didn't come see him." It was seriously one of the saddest things ever. It crushed me..i wanted Santa to come right then! but, after explaining to him Santa didn't forget him and that he comes while you are sleeping his spirits rose! the kids got bathed and christmas jammies were put on...Hanna went straight to bed(it was only like, 6) and Ty drank hot chocolate and we watched A Christmas Story...then it was bedtime so santa would come visit. Since Ty has slept in the same room as us for 10 days getting him to sleep by himself has been a challenge ever since we got home. But...I think he's finally back to normal...however, he still wakes up in the middle of the night and climbs in bed with us. Knowing this, Santa and I were worried he would either, 1) catch santa putting gifts out or 2) we would be woken up at an odd hour in the middle of the night with an excited 2 year old.
Luckily neither happened. :) We strategically placed Ty's stuff on the couch that ty wouldn't see when walking to our room...and hanna's stuff was across the room on the chair...
When morning came, Hanna woke up first but she would rather have her milk and breakfast than bother with her gifts...so we waited for ty. when ty woke up he had forgotten Santa had come and when I reminded him he got all sorts of excited...actually, I think he was scared, as he ran and clang to me bc he thought santa was in our house...lol...but, after I assured him he was gone he was good to go look at the gifts...and he was sooo excited about all his gifts...especially the "computer" and "flashlight" he asked for. :)
Hanna really just enjoyed the leftover cookies from Santa! :)
Ty and Hanna left cookies for santa and carrots for Santa to take to the reindeer...and christmas morning Ty walked outside bc 1 reindeer had dropped half his carrot...and ty said, "Oh no, I hope he didn't get hungry." haha...sweet boy!
Anyways, it's so fun being Santa, starting our own traditions and just soooo blessed to have such a wonderful family! :)
Hanna was incredibly sleepy and apparently wasn't in the mood for pictures...
and Ty wanted to leave Santa his picture to show him..
Shannon gave the kids cute little animals that sing and they love them..
ty wanted to take our picture...not too bad! haha.
Eating for our first time at the dining table as a family.
getting ready to head to bed...but first, cookies and carrots were left.
and he wanted to leave his "list" so Santa wouldn't forget what he asked for...hahaha.
Next day, it was very cold in midland so Hanna finally got to bust out her "fur."hehe.
Baker Ty making cookies for Santa.
hanna just liked licking the icing.
Hanna was glad santa didn't eat all the cookies...
Hope everyone had a very merry christmas...