Friday, November 29, 2013


With Thanksgiving being a little later this year, I found it hard to not start doing Christmas things before Thanksgiving happened! Let me assure you, I am not one to start playing Christmas music or decorate the tree until after a proper season of thanks (unlike my husband!! :) but with only 2 weeks-ish until we leave for AZ once December is here, we had to start doing some of our Christmas traditions before we run out of time! 
With that being said, we went and saw Santa this week. Mostly because I don't want to boys to be scared of him (like the previous years) and wanted the most exposure possible. Plus I've been using the you-need-to-be-good-boys phrase so-Santa-will-bring-you-gifts approach. 

Well, definitely successful in the no-crying part this year! Just unsure of why Ty had his hands up by his face the whole time in all the pictures! Levi walked right up to him and sat up on his lap. No fear but also no smiles. Ty was quite shy and hid behind us. He wanted to be apart but was a tiny bit scared. TJ went up with him and finally coaxed him onto his lap but again, shielded his eyes from looking directly at Santa. Hmmm. I'm not sure but we'll take it! :)

And here is from Christmas 2011...
(Good thing Levi's gotten cuter too! ;)

And..... Christmas 2012. So yes, I'd say we have improvement!!!!

A tiny smile from Ty

No fear although he doesn't exactly look extremely excited to be there??

Warming up to Santa

Ty did not like the scratchy beard part though and gave Santa an awkward-backing-away hug. Ty did ask Santa for Monster University and a pooh bear. Suddenly my boys are into Winnie the Pooh- not sure where that came from or why???

Levi was all for the hug part! He asked Santa for The Croods movie. 

No Santa outing is complete without a treat after!

2 1/2 years old

3 1/2 years old

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