Last Saturday, we went to Midland with our friends to Santa's House. It was something new and different for us, but I think the boys liked it a lot. There were trains set up, a big sleigh with presents and it even snowed inside! They had a Christmas Train outside that we rode as well and the best part of all is that it is FREE. Rachel and I LOVE free. :)
|The Boys with Santa|
|Alex and Santa|
|Evan and Santa|
|Lauren and Santa|
|Nathan and Santa|
|Rachel with her kiddos in the Sleigh|
|I am surprised it turned out this good. Wish Alex was looking.|
|Love this one of us!|
|Giant Santa out front|
|Waiting in the cold to get in to see Santa|
The next day, we went to grandma's house to make and decorate cookies. This was always one of my favorite traditions as a kid and I am so happy that I still get to do it with my Mom and now my boys. Another fun but tiring tradition.
On Monday night, we went to Wild Lights at The Detroit Zoo. It was really neat to see that many lights and Evan even got to go into the Reptile House. The boys rode the Carousel and had hot chocolate. My Mom and her husband came with us which was really nice. The only thing that I wish we could have changed was the weather. It rained. But because we bought pre-sale tickets there was nothing we could do but deal with it. We made the best of it.
Finally, yesterday we went to the mall and visited Santa again at Bass Pro Shop. I like going here - because again, they have a bunch of free activities for the kids.
Now onto the celebrations. Today is cleaning and starting on some food for Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow. I am hosting my family this year which I am looking forward to. It is a lot of work, but there is nothing like having a house full of people to entertain with bunches of presents to open for the kids. We are very blessed. So, with this being my last post before Christmas, From our family to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS!