Counting Down the Days...

We spent Friday night at the annual Christmas tree lighting at a local outdoor mall. They have a great stage show, elves, Santa arrives, even fireworks! The kids have so much fun each year!

We race around after the tree is lit and try to get pictures with the costumed characters-Rudolph, The Snowman, Polar Bear and Nutcracker.

While the bigger kids love getting their pictures with every character possible, Little {L} was anything but pleased! He was so afraid of ALL of them, that he covered his eyes in hopes they would disappear. If he couldn't see them, then they couldn't see him! Poor little boy! He is never scared of anything, it was surprising to see, and truthfully pretty cute! I had to snap at least one picture of his hiding spot behind tiny fists!

I am so thrilled about Christmas this year! It's brought a magic back into the house. The kids are excited, mama's excited...making for a happy home. I have so many plans of handmade gifts this year. The kids will be getting new dolls, some clothes, personalized quilts and some doll clothes for their most loved "babies". Mama better get to work! :D

1 comment:

Christopher And Tia said...

Awww, just reading this made me excited. I love the pictures. I haven't been to a tree lighting since just before I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, 4 or 5 years ago. Our little town has a tree lighting, but we've never been. I think its the same night as the christmas lights parade, which is Dec 1st I think, so maybe we'll go :)