Gabriel spent most of yesterday cleaning it to perfection. He even had JD give him a waxing lesson and then put his new found talent to work. Funny how he had no interest in waxing the Explorer that he's been driving the last year!
At the other end of the parenting spectrum is Elijah. He loves his family, but isn't big on strangers; especially old, bearded strangers in red suits! I didn't expect him to care for Santa, but his scream could be heard down the mall! Santa is obviously accustomed to crying babies as he just smiled.
I scooped him right back up after JD snapped the picture and he immediately stopped crying but kept his eye on that bearded man! He certainly didn't trust turning his back on him.
While we do not "do" Santa Clause in the manner that we allow our children to believe that he delivers presents, we do enjoy a trip to see him each year. I believe it's about the same as seeing the dressed up characters at the theme park to my children.
I won't take the space to display every one's Santa picture, although we did take them. I'll just show this shot that I took after being in Bath and Body Works a bit too long with my older girls.
The happiness on their faces is that we get to leave the mall! You would think that JD's smile would be the biggest of them all!
We were planning on eating pizza at the mall, but it was such a beautiful day that we picked up pizza and took it to a park instead. It was a nice treat for everyone.
Alei and Elijah- Our baby boy just turned 16 mos. a few days ago.
It's hard to believe now, but one day he'll buy his own car just like his brother!