Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sittin' with Santa - Round Two

We had our ward Christmas party on the 8th. It was a pancake breakfast. Since I was on the planning committee, I got to flip pancakes for a while while Doug and Averi got ready for the the Nativity. They both got to be shepherds. Averi was pretty stoic about the whole thing and was a bit mopey even (Doug just ended up carrying her out onto the stage) but it was still really cute to see her up there.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to flip this picture. This was at the rehearsal the night before.
Kadence siting in Santa's lap. She wasn't  too agreeable about it but she did much better than she did the first go around.
 Averi still pretty non-expressive (and completely silent) with Santa.
 The kiddos. I was babysitting Katelyn that day so we got to bring her with us. Averi loved it!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sittin' with Santa - Round One

My friend Tammy told be about a title company that was hosting a free Christmas Party for kids on Thursday night. I am SO glad we went! First, the kids got to sit on Santa's lap. Averi had fallen asleep in the car on the way there so she was unsociable (to say the least) with Santa. She didn't mutter a word and I had to basically just hold her near him. Kadence, on the other hand was quite vocal about her opinion on the matter. She was NOT thrilled with the situation. She started screaming bloody murder the minute she was put on his lap. Haha! Poor little thing. Luckily, she went right back to her charming self after being rescued. Then we got our free copies of pictures with Santa and a ticket for "Santa's Candy Shop".

no, my hair is not green in real life!
this has to be one of my favorite pictures of her :)

After visiting Santa, the kids (Averi and Katelyn) went to the next room to spin the prize wheel. Averi won a penquin tatoo. Then they went on to the cookie decorating room and decorated sugar cookies. Lastly, they went to Santa's candy shop to redeem their tickets for a bag full of various types of candy. I should also mention that there were snacks, sodas, and cookies for everyone to enjoy as well. I could not believe it was all free!! I am definately doing that again next year.