What could possibly be more exciting for a kid than to have breakfast with the big guy himself?? Having breakfast with him twice!!! That is exactly what we have gotten to do this month!
First, on December 5th, at the Mothers of Twins Club Christmas breakfast, we all had a wonderful time! They had a company called "The flying pancakes" cater it. They cooked up a whole bunch of pancakes all at once and then flipped them in the air for the kids to catch on their plates! I am sure my kids have never had breakfast served to them that way before! Of course, there were pancakes all over the floor that had to be swept up often, but they all had a blast.
Here are the pictures with Santa:
As you will notice, the girls wanted NOTHING to do with Santa. Even though they have been really excited about Santa bringing presents, they didn't want to go near him. The best I could get was a picture of Aaron holding them next to Santa. By late in the morning, they would stay far back from him and wave "Hi Santa!!" but would go no closer!
Then, a couple of weeks later on December 19th, our ward at church had a Christmas breakfast where Santa paid a visit as well! Sadly, Meghan was sick (story of our lives this month.....) and had to stay home with Aaron, but Santa gave Ellie an extra candy cane to take home to Meghan. I was only able to get a shot of the back of Ellie's head because she still wouldn't sit on his lap, only walked up and talked to him for a few seconds. When I tried again to get a better shot, she was not interested and got out of there!
(if you are wondering why Kenny is in a bathrobe, read on....)
At this church breakfast, the children put on a brief nativity. Kenny got to play Joseph! He was so very excited to get to be Joseph! All of the kids dressed up as wiseman, shepards, or angels- as they desired and gathered together around Mary and Joseph. One of the wisemen read the account from Luke 2.
There was even a magician for entertainment!
Quite honestly, not the best magician I have ever seen, but the kids enjoyed him and he did work in the true meaning of Christmas into his act a little.
The night before, it had snowed with accumulation for the first time this season. Though it wasn't much- an inch or less, the boys just had to build a snowman. They did a great job with such limited snow! I thought it looked great!
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