Phew! We had a busy, but fun weekend.
Our weekend kicked off on Friday night when we went to the mall to visit Santa. I thought if we got there early we could beat the rush, but right when we got there Santa went to "check on the toys" so we had to wait around for an hour for him to get back.
As we were standing in line, Santa walked up with his familiar white beard but something was missing; HIS SANTA SUIT. It seems this Santa wears a bit of a different outfit, this is his "workshop" outfit.
I guess I expressed my disgust out loud because Luke asked if I wanted to go somewhere else, but that seemed petty. So I've resorted to just complaining about it after the fact.
Waiting in line:
And the big Meet:
I felt bad complaining about our Santa because he was awfully sweet.
Eli started to fuss a little, but didn't really cry. However he was glad to get off that man's lap!
Here he is afterwards, he was exhausted from the trauma of the Santa (without his Santa suit) meet and greet.
The next morning we woke up early and headed to the church for our kid's christmas program rehearsal. I didn't know Eli was going to be in it, but he ended up having a small part as a baby star in a wagon. He was the best baby star ever. Here he is rehearsing his part:
We had to get Luke's oil changed that day and it ended up take MUCH LONGER than we thought it would. Eli was a trooper but when he started melting down we took some pics. He loves to look at pictures and videos of himself.
We spent the rest of the day at home just hanging together.
Sunday was the Christmas Program. Eli played his part wonderfully, and the other kids looked so cute and sounded great! I had to pull the wagon that Eli and two other babies were in so we didn't get any pics (Luke was of course on stage). I'm hoping somebody else in the church got one.
Here he is "backstage" in the wagon with two of his friends.
I really wanted to get a picture of all of us together today but Luke was running around like usual and I didn't want to interrupt him, so I snapped some pics of Eli at home in front of his tree in his room (complete with remnants of his lunch on his outfit)
It was such a wonderful weekend. I know I say it every weekend, but I am truly thankful for Luke and Eli. It has been so fun sharing the Christmas season with our new baby. We are having a blast!