We took Knox to go see Santa Clause last night, and I am so happy to say that it went much better than last year when Knox stared at him for a while then did this:
Knox was actually pretty amused by the jolly old guy this year, at least from a distance. He was NOT going to sit on his lap, even with much cajoling from Trevor. Finally, we just plopped him down, and Santa had to really try to hang on to the wiggliest child ever. These pictures crack me up because you can see Santa’s mouth in motion trying to convince Knox to look at the camera and be still… nice try!
The winner, crazy hair and all:
Santa insisted that I come over for a picture with him, and I insisted that Knox come along with me! Here is our first picture of Knox and Brody with Santa Clause. I love Knox’s face of “why are you touching my mom, old dude?”
I am so happy with our decision to avoid the “big” mall in town and visit an older, smaller one because our wait was (get this) ZERO minutes! We were in and out in ten minutes, which was amazing. We also got to use our own camera and take as many pictures as we wanted. We will be making that decision again next year, I do believe!
I am so looking forward to this Christmas, now that Knox is a little older and is actually reacting to things and getting excited. We’re planning on doing our “Christmas morning” on Christmas Eve since Trevor has to work on the actual day (boo). After we do the Santa experience at our house, we will head over to Trevor’s parents’ house for lunch, gifts and general merriment. Then, that evening, we’ll head across the pond (not the ocean… literally it’s a big pond) to Trevor’s grandparents’ house for their traditional Christmas Eve get-together with the family.
Christmas morning, Knox and I will head over to my mom and step-dad’s house for gifts and lunch. I think my mom may be a *little* excited to have me back for Christmas morning… but she’s way more excited for Knox to be there! It’s okay, I know my place- standing behind my child. Ha ha! After lunch, we’ll head home for Knox’s nap, then we’re off to the fire station to hang out with Trevor for the rest of the day. His station is doing a big low-country boil (huge pot of shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes… YUM) for dinner and invited the families of the firemen on duty to join them. I’m so glad that we can at least see and hang out with Trevor on Christmas, even if he can’t be at home with us. We found out Trevor works EVERY SINGLE holiday next year, too (thanks, leap year, for screwing up the rotating schedule), so we’ll probably be repeating this schedule again next Christmas, just adding another boy to the mix.
If I don’t have a chance to post again before Sunday, I wish you all a very blessed Christmas!!
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