Since we all have children in similar ages and all of us seem to get along a little party was planned for our specific neighborhood. Several weeks ago a name drawing was done so each child would pick a book for another child and every one would have a gift.
|don't they look so cute in their Christmas shirts?!|
As I mentioned, William was VERY happy with his book.
I loaded in the kids and we drove around housing looking at Christmas lights. They LOVED it, especially Will. My end goal worked -- Alanna was asleep before we returned home.
The following night Will and Lana asked that we all go out to see the Christmas lights again. Daddy was able to go along since finals are over. It was a lovely outing and something that will probably become a family tradition.
Oh, and Santa drove through our neighborhood in a "tank" while his posse was giving out candy canes. William was napping so he missed the fun. I thought Santa was supposed to come through a couple hours later, so when we heard the music we were definitely not prepared. Lana had just woken up so I grabbed her, wrapped her in a coat, put slippers on and went outside. Lots of smiles!
|*not my pic... I didn't get any pics, so I took this from my friend/neighbor R.C-G.|
There is so much to do during this Christmas season. It is fun! I can't wait to share more!